Biz-e-bee at the International Social Innovation Competition for Students and Adult learners (I-Sics)
Biz-e-bee was used as a game-based learning method during the International Social Innovation Competition for Students and Adult learners (I-Sics) in Hungary in August 2016. Bart Beullens, teacher at CVO Antwerpen, tells you a little bit more about his experience:
'Three months before the International Social Innovation Competition for Students and Adult Learners should take place, we were discussing the program for that week during the international meeting in Croatia. We soon agreed upon the fact that, with participating teams from Hungary, Croatia, Spain, Slovakia and Belgium, should start this week with nothing else but a team building.
Another 'must' on the agenda was a session about presentation techniques. CVO Antwerpen was given the task and opportunity to fulfill this mission on the first morning. After a small brainstorming on how we could organise this, we quickly came to the conclusion that a game, and more particularly Biz-e-bee, would suit perfect for this job.
We created some extra questions to adapt it to a social entrepreneurship context and also made some presentation skill challenges.
Monday 22nd of August, 9:30 h: almost 25 students from 5 different countries and 2 game masters gathered around the table.
Quiet and hesitating in the beginning, more relax and enthusiastic after several minutes already. We played for about 2 hours. People laughed, got to know each other in a spontaneous way, refreshed their knowledge, presented ridiculous as well as serious subjects. At the end there was a winning team, but did we care about this? No, the real competition was for later that week.