Download the board games HERE
Koolitus / Training Course
Name of the project: Game ON!
Type of the project: Mobility of Youth Workers
Place: Kildu Ratsakeskus, Viljandimaa
Activity dates: 12th to 20th November 2019
Number of participants: 28 youth workers
Countries involved: Estonia, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Finland, Spain, France, Denmark.
Summary of the project:
Game ON! training idea was based on “War Games” (1983 film) about the threat of nuclear war – avoided by teaching a computer the game of “tic-tac-toe”. According to critics, that film brought an awareness leap, making millions of people aware of the dangers of nuclear war and of dangerous applications of military technology. Its main message was: “War is a strange game. The only way to win, is not to play”.
Games are an incredible source of experience and learning, and “serious games” are now widely used in a variety of educational and academic settings. Furthermore, participation to games (in various platforms) is on constant rise. Learning “how to play” and how to use games in educational contexts can be a powerful tool to develop communication, engagement, understanding of differences, and learn how to deal with conflicts.
The activities were based on a wide mix of non formal education methods, experiential learning, discussions and creative workshops.
The objectives were:
- to explore games as learning tools in different settings and develop political participation, inclusion and non violent communication
- to introduce tips and principles of “gamification”, to apply in education (discussing also their negative side effects)
- to empower trainers, youth workers and leaders and equip them with tools to increase young people’s participation to political life, reduce radicalization and xenophobia, and promote a less violent society
- to develop Education Games based on the learning needs of different youth target groups
Read the experience of Estonian participants here.
Check the stories on our Instagram.
As a result of the project 5 brand new educational board games were created. They were tried out during a public event in Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia.
You can DOWNLOAD, PRINT and PLAY the games yourself!
Our graphic facilitator Dorottya Turos from MeOut organization (Hungary) created a storyline of the project.
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme http://noored.ee/