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GEM Intellectual Output: Gamification Applications in Education

GEM Intellectual Output: Gamification Applications in Education

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) announces the fifth (5th ) GEM Intellectual Output. This output is presented in the form of a manual. Furthermore, it occurs within the framework of the European project GEM – Gamification Methods for Educational Management.

Gamification Methods for Educational Management

Before unfolding GEM, the concept of gamification will be defined, in short. Gamification is the method, where gaming elements and pertinent activities, apply to other contexts. In addition, this method is used as an alternative that educates and engages its participants.

GEM is an Erasmus+ project, that has traced the needs in the formal educational systems, for engaging learning methods. The project aims at the creation of five (5) gamification methodologies, that will be tested. It addresses young people, between the age of 18 to 23. Moreover, it aims to support the capacity building of youth workers, and in youth work. And, the promotion of empowerment.

The project GEM consists of five (5) partners, coming from Romania, Greece, Poland, Latvia, and Bulgaria.

For more information regarding GEM, you can visit the project’s official webpage.

GEM Intellectual Output 5

This intellectual output is the collection of results in the form of a manual, and it is titled “How to Use Gamification Methods in Youth Work and Other Educational Experiences”. It is based on the research, undertaken by ten (10) researchers of the five (5) partner organizations. The manual is consists of four (4) chapters. The first chapter is about gamification and its potentials as a medium. The chapter that follows, is about the impact of the aforementioned method. Finally, the third and fourth chapters, are about linking the two concepts, of formal education and gamification; and, suggesting games, that establish the connection between the two.

iED acknowledges the significance of this initiative, and its contribution to the formal educational system; and, is hoping to become a useful tool in the hands of educators. If you would like to contribute to this effort, do not hesitate to get in touch with our staff.

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