Digital Games in Education
Digital Games in Education
Date
Saturday 08 February 2014 to Saturday 15 February 2014
Location
Eugenides Foundation, Athens

What is the role of digital games in modern education? How can they be used to enhance learning? How should teachers and parents respond to this change?

These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed at the main event entitled Digital Games in Education: Design, creation and use we're organising in co-operation with the Eugenides Foundation and the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) (National Polytechnic University), with the kind support of the National Union of Informatics Teachers.

The following activities will also be presented as part of the main event:

  • Educational digital games exhibition as part of the Eugenides Foundation Interactive Exhibition
    – an exhibition of digital games for use in training people with special needs, as well as games designed to help students resolve school disputes in a creative way
  • Presentation of Scratch
    – a presentation of a programming language that enables the creation of interactive stories for use in teaching children over the age of 8.

Video: Digital Games in Education: Design, creation and use

Watch video recordings of the event that took place on 12 February 2014:

Parallel events

Don’t miss the series of parallel lectures and presentations also taking place as part of this event on themes such as digital game-based learning, the use of virtual reality in the classroom, interactive games for children with learning difficulties, the exploitation of games in the learning experience, as well as a discussion of teachers' experiences in these areas.

The programme of parallel events includes:

  • a lecture by Dr Michalis Vafopoulos, Researcher, National Technical University of Athens, on the theme of parents’ attitudes to the internet entitled How to live with the internet
  • a lecture by Dr Kostas Karpouzis, lead researcher at the ICCS, National Technical University of Athens, entitled Teaching conflict resolution through electronic games
  • a seminar for teachers interested in learning how to create computer games for teaching purposes.

Programme

Event When
Digital Games in Education: Design, creation and use
(main event)
Wednesday 12 February 2014
18.00–21.00
How to live with the internet
www.facebook.com/events/1399818493609020
Saturday 8 February 2014
19.00
Teaching conflict resolution through electronic games
www.facebook.com/events/600250053376595
Saturday 15 February 2014
19.00

Admission is free.

Information

For further information, please contact Vangelis Kravvaritis:

Email Vangelis.Kravvaritis@britishcouncil.gr
Telephone 210 369 2361

If you're interested in making use of the Greek Sign Language translation service at any of the events, please send an SMS to 6936177143 or an email to rd@eugenfound.edu.gr.