Eduplay Challenge is an initiative that
challenges teachers to gamify their teaching. During the fall
of 2014 Eduplay Challenge is offering teachers of
Västerbotten a creative method support for the schools to
learn to use game mechanics and game design thinking in
During the fall of 2014, Eduplay Challenge has invited teachers
in Västerbotten to participate in workshops and
seminars on game based learning, many of them taking place at
HUMlab-X. Finaly, the workshops and seminars will lead
up to a 24h "Game Based Learning Hack" where teachers will be
allowed to create educational games together with professional
artists and developers.
Eduplay Challenge events held in HUMlab-X:
"Game concept development workshop"
Date: October 9, Time: 6-9 pm
Carl-Erik Engqvist is an artist and artistic leader
working at HUMlab and Kulturverket. Among other things, he works
with concept development and game production related to culture
The workshop will concern understanding and working with games
as learning tools, as ways of thinking and as modes of engagement
into exploring, reifying and concretise questions regarding power
"Games to reach goals and knowledge in
Felix Gyllenstig Serrao
Date: October 23, Time: 2-4 pm
Felix Gyllenstig Serrao is first teacher in Gothenburg.
He also runs the blog Spelläraren (http://spellararen.se) where he
writes about how you can use games in pedagogy in teaching. The
blog has been acknowledged in media several times and Felix is an
often seen guest in SVT and Radio. He also runs a project with
Minecraft classes where he teaches other teachers how to use
Minecraft as a tool in the classroom.
How can school use games to reach goals and knowledge? How do
you make school more exciting and fun? Felix will share his
experiences and show actual examples of games in classrooms and
what pedagogical models he uses when he creates classes with a game
focus. He will also discuss what distinguishes a good game from a
bad when it comes to learning.
The 2014 Eduplay Hackaton
October 27-28, 24 hrs starting at 5 pm October 27.
Read all about the event at: http://www.eduplaychallenge.org/