The Malta Information and Technology Agency hosted an event comprising of three workshops about the use of digital games in schools. As part of an Erasmus+ project “Game Based Learning to alleviate Early School Leaving”, three experts were invited to host mini workshops on the topic. Robert Reuter from University of Luxembourg explained why technology should be fully utilised while teaching, especially when addressing a population with language differences. Hamish Macloed from University of Edinburgh discussed the benefits of Game based Learning and Maja Pivec from FH JOANNEUM provided case studies from three EC funded projects – AVATAR, Green Games and JamToday. She outlined positive results of using these pedagogical methods. The participants were left with an insight of what can be achieved using digital games within lesson plans. The event was a one-day session, and was attended by more than 80 teachers and educators.
Text & Photography: PR MITA