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Children's congress

Game Factory: We create our own educational game.

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Childrens' Congress has been moved to 2021.
 

Playing games is fun for both kids and adults alike! Games help develop essential cognitive skills, increase verbal and communication skills, as well as strengthen bonds with other people. To make sure games are both fun AND educational, students will develop their own educational game. Games can be analog, digital - or a mix of both - because everything is possible and the sky's the limit when it comes to creativity! The educational game consists of two developmental phases. During Phase 1, the procedure and the rules are developed using computer science diagrams designed to simplify the conversion to analog and/or digital. This helps you support "the spirit of research" and you can also integratively include the curriculum for digital education in to the lesson. Students in the teacher education program at the JKU and members of the COOL Lab team at the Johannes Kepler University will provide support as well as an introduction to modeling. The educational games will be be presented at the Johannes Kepler University Linz on April 24, 2020, and there will also be an award for the best game.

Target Group

  • School classes/groups, all subject areas, 1st-8th grade
  • For educators: The Children's Congress is an advanced educational course at the PH (duration: 4 hours)

Dates & Registration

  • Sign up in advance by October 14, 2019, by sending an e-mail to: hubert.poechtrager@ph-ooe.at
  • Kick-off for teachers and students on Octber 21, 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, PH education course
  • Submit your project idea by November 15, 2019 (selection by jury). We can also help you brainstorm an idea!
  • Visit the JKU COOL Lab (individual appointment)
  • By April 2020, execute the project during classes
  • Submit the short project report by March 31, 2020
  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the JKU Children's Congress has been moved to 2021.

Linz School of Education

Address

Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

Location

Altenbergerstraße 54, Ground Floor

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8.00 am - 3:45 pm

Project Management & Contact

Univ. Prof. MMag. Dr. Barbara Sabitzer

cool-lab@jku.at