TC: LearningLab: [email protected] 6-13 June 2016

The training course has been organised as part of capacity building in the Looking at Learning [[email protected]] Strategic Partnership project. The aim of the training course was to support educators to develop [email protected] in their own educational settings. The training was based on the outcomes of the first training, where indictors for creative learning environment have been identified. 

 

24 participants from 6 partners in Latvia, Netherlands and Spain, representing 19 schools, NGO’s and care centres took part. In this course participants from all educational sectors explored the topic of gamification and playful learning. [email protected] are educational escape rooms for youth work and other educational settings, like schools.  Participants dived into the concept of the educational escape room with the guidelines of experts, developed prior to the training course.

 

 

Participants divided themselves in 4 groups to design and build an educational escape room, according to the needs of the target groups of 4 locations in the municipality of Stede Broec:

  • Elementary school De Baskuul: [email protected] room on children’s storybook.
  • Praktijkschool- secondary school for young people with learning difficulties: [email protected] room on autonomy, arranging your own international travel
  • Youth centre Inventas: [email protected] room on combating stereotypes of homosexuality.
  • Merakel shed: [email protected] for 10th anniversary on social inclusion of young people with disabilities.


The 4 [email protected] were all very successful, both as practice experiment for the TC, as for target groups participating in these escape rooms. About 150 children, youngsters and adults, with and without learning difficulties/ disabilities participated. The training course closed with conclusions, action plans for designing and building [email protected] in the ir own educational settings and with evaluations.

 

As a result of this course 16 [email protected] have been built in Latvia, Spain, Netherlands and Malta and a variety of educational fields, like elementary and secondary schools, youth centres universities, NGO’s, a care centre, community centre, cultural centre, castle and kindergarten and in Erasmus+ Toolfair for youth workers and In the First Youth Academy in Slovenia we presented these educational tools of the [email protected] project.