Invitation: conference on serious games
We would like to invite you to a morning conference and debate on serious games and entrepreneurship on the 28th of April in the Jaume I University, in Spain, Castellón. The event is organized within the context of the European project “Serious Games for Entrepreneurship Skills of Adult Learners” (SG4Adults). More information on the project can be found below.
- 09:00 - pick up at the hotel luz (http://en.hotelluz.com)
- 09:30 - welcome at the Jaume I University
- 10:00 - presentation of the project and partners
- 10:30 - coffee break
- 11:00 - presentation of the first findings after research and analysis phase
- 11:30 - debate and discussion: current needs, target and approach
- 12:00 - presentation of demo game ‘SG4Adults’
- 12:30 - debate and discussion: game approach, suggestion
- 13:30 - networking lunch
|when||Tuesday the 28th of April|
|where||Universitat Jaume I. Castellón, Spain|
|target group||interested participants, game designers, entrepreneurs, teachers in adult education, directors, policy makers|
|cost||free; coffee breaks and lunch included|
|registration||send an e-mail to Roger Esteller (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the 21st of April|
|accommodation||hotel Luz (http://en.hotelluz.com): one night for national mobilities and two nights for international are covered by the project (limited availability)|
About the project
The project “Serious Games for Entrepreneurship Skills of Adult Learners” (SG4Adults) is a Strategic Partnership project in the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. This project is composed by 6 institutions located in Belgium, Greece, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. The consortium aims to stimulate an entrepreneurial mind-set and to develop entrepreneurial competencies in adult learners through the use of game-based learning. The project is in direct correlation with the EU policy in the adult learning field. The proposed method is expected to contribute towards increased competitiveness, employability, social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development of the targeted adult learners. In particular, the application of informal approach in formal learning environment for up-skilling adults for employment is aligned with one of the goals of the EU policy.
The overall objective of the project is to develop, deploy and assess an experimental pedagogical plan based on the game-based learning method to stimulate entrepreneurship skills and attitudes in adult learners. SG4Adults aims to analyze the pedagogical potential of the proposed game-based learning method applied to competency development of adult learners, by identifying specific variables that influence the successful implementation of the informal learning method in a formal environment and preparing teachers to successfully implement this innovative approach.
A serious game is an important educative tool that enforces the personal learning experience of the student as well as the social aspect of this experience. The game will be tested and evaluated in six different countries on a group of 90 adults. Apart from the serious game, the project will also develop a serious game methodology. This methodology will focus on adult education teachers. They will be able to apply the method within their own field of expertise.