Pre-Festival Event 2
Rebooting the Classroom
Area Name: Rebooting the classroom
Institute/Department/Organisation: Malta Cafe Scientifique
Type of event: Talks and Discussions
Age Suitability: 12+
Digital Platform: Zoom & FB Live
Date: Wednesday, 4th November
In this modern world, children are growing up with many powerful technological tools right at their fingertips, one such tool being digital games. Join Malta Café Scientifique on 4th November 2020 for a fascinating panel discussion on the power digital games can have as a learning tool in the classroom. A study by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe found that 54% of Europeans aged 6-64 years played digital games, with the most popular age group being those aged 11-14 years (84%). Considering this, it has become increasingly more important to try and use digital games as a positive educational resource. They have the potential to support the acquisition and understanding of knowledge, experimentation, creativity, problem-solving, empathy, decision making skills and current real world issues.
Our panel for the evening will be, Dr Leonard Busuttil a resident academic at the Department of Technology and Entrepreneurship Education, Faculty of Education at the University of Malta, Dr Iro Voulgari who is currently working on science learning and AI education through digital games as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta and,Jonathan Barbara a senior lecturer in Creative Computing and Games Design within the Faculty of Computing at Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education (SMI) The talk starts at 7.00pm and this event is being hosted online, we look forward to seeing you there!
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The video link will be sent to you soon! Malta Café Scientifique thanks the STEAM project, Spazju Kreattiv for hosting this event, the University of Malta, and Malta Chamber of Scientists (of which the café forms part).