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Poly-Universe in Teacher Training Education

What is Poly-Universe?

The Poly-Universe game is a geometric skill development game designed by a Hungarian artist. The novelty of Poly-Universe lies in the ‘scale-shifting’ symmetry inherent to its geometric forms and a colour combination system, which can be used universally in STEAM education. The methodological tool has been tested over the last 10 years by thousands of teachers and students at different age groups (6-18 years) in hundreds of institutions and events (schools, math festivals, museums) across Europe.

Department of STEAM Education

Higher Education Development Project



The project

Johannes Kepler University was a partner in Erasmus+ project PUNTE – ‘Poly-Universe in teacher training education’ which aimed at collecting best practices in the use of the Poly-Universe game family in different fields and introducing them into higher education, teacher education and teacher training, thus stimulating a paradigm shift in methodology. The project also aimed at developing the skills of students with special educational needs and those from different social backgrounds through the use of games. We developed, tested and disseminated new innovative, deeply trans-disciplinary pedagogical methods in teacher training of the fields of STEAM and beyond. Based on the Poly-Universe educational game we built a new, module-based educational framework in order to improve disciplinary and transversal skills of future teachers. The consortium consisted of 8 members from 7 European countries.

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Project products ready for use

  • PUNTE Methodological Study: collecting best practices, summarisation, evaluation. A comprehensive handbook published in English and Hungarian.
  • Teacher training courses/modules on how to use Poly-Universe in teaching and learning activities.
  • Task repository: good practices from 9 fields for both formal and informal teaching/learning activities.  

All products are freely and openly available for download at the project website www.punte.eu, opens an external URL in a new window.


Project info

Project number: 2020-1-HU01-KA203-078810

Duration: 01/09/2020-31/08/2023

Coordinator institution: Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Eger, Hungary


Partner institutions

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Experience Workshop, opens an external URL in a new window, Jyväskylä, Finland

Poly-Universe Ltd., opens an external URL in a new window, Szokolya, Hungary

University of Coimbra, opens an external URL in a new window, Coimbra, Portugal

Partium Christian University, opens an external URL in a new window, Oradea, Romania

J. Selye University, opens an external URL in a new window, Komárno, Slovakia

Subotica Tech - College of Applied Sciences, opens an external URL in a new window, Subotica, Serbia


The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The maximum amount of the grant: 264 485 EUR.


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*Dieses Projekt wurde mit Unterstützung der Europäischen Kommission finanziert. Die Verantwortung für den Inhalt dieser Veröffentlichung trägt allein der Verfasser; die Kommission haftet nicht für die weitere Verwendung der darin enthaltenen Angaben.