The effectiveness of serious gaming with Social Seducement
Social Seducement, EU funded project, are holding a seminar in Madrid on Monday, March 6th, from 4 pm to 6 pm, on “Technological innovation in support of social inclusion: how a game-based learning approach can support the empowerment of unemployed”. The Vice chancellorship for Transfer Knowledge and Technology (http://transfer.unir.net) hosts this event in the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR )headquarters at Madrid (C/Almansa, 101).
This half-day seminar will explore the effectiveness of ‘serious gaming’ as a learning tool for developing social entrepreneurship skills. In the seminar, we will present a new gamified learning platform and its pedagogical pathway, which is aimed particularly at enhancing the employability of adult job seekers and those who may experience barriers when accessing education and employment via more conventional routes.
This ‘serious game’ is currently being developed as part of the EU-funded Social Seducement program.
The seminar is an opportunity for participants to:
- Discuss the potential of game-based learning to support social inclusion;
- Gain access to the game as an additional tool for supporting people to work towards becoming social entrepreneurs;
- Network with other social enterprise and ‘serious gaming’ experts and adult education and employment services who are likewise interested in creative approaches to developing social entrepreneurship skills and improving employability for those furthest from the job market.
The event is free of charge but places are strictly limited to those working in voluntary and educational sector organizations, employment agencies and organizations, social enterprise development organizations, game developers and those involved in training people experiencing disadvantages in labor markets.