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Games in Schools

European Schoolnet Academy via Independent

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Overview

Do you want to find out how games can enhance traditional teaching and learning and would like to include games elements in your classroom? This MOOC for teachers will examine the opportunities but also challenges offered by integrating games into our teaching and learning and will provide practical examples of gaming tools and activities to use in your daily teaching practice. We will be learning through a mix of video, interactive activities and discussions as well as sharing of resources.

Join us in the Games in Schools 2019 MOOC to explore game-based learning in schools! This updated version of the course takes into account new resources, research, and developments in the area of game-based learning.

The course is presented by Ollie Bray, who has received numerous awards for his work in the field of technology enhanced learning. After working as a teacher and headmaster in Scotland for several years, he currently holds the position of Global Director: Connecting Play and Education at the LEGO Foundation.

 

Syllabus

Module 1: Why use Computer Games in the classroom? - opens 14 October

Module 2: Using Games for Thematic Learning - opens 21 October

Module 3: Learning Games - opens 28 October

Module 4: What can we learn from games? - opens 04 November

Module 5: Designing Games- opens 11 November

Module 6: Why is it important to teach about games?- opens 18 November

 

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