EENCE-Podcast #6: Gamification in civic education
How to motivate people to take part in the process of civic education? What can be the motivation for obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary for building a civil society? How to make the process of online civic education more interesting and effective for its participants?
In the next podcast of the Working Group “Civic Education Online ” you will be able to find answers to all these questions.
New generations have been accustomed to video games since childhood, so the transfer of competitive and encouraging methods fits more organically into their lives. Modern online training services abandon the paradigm of a single program as an ” educational pipe”, which the user must pass from the beginning to the end.
Online, the user is less focused and has more freedom of choice.
The concept of online learning should reflect this freedom.
In this issue of the podcast “Civic Online Education”, we talked about how gamification can change our approach to civic online education, and how it helps participants in the process of civic education to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills, and why gamification is an integral tool for civic online education in the future.
Ilya Safronov, tutor of the digital arts studios “Martian Teapots”, coach of the NGO “Center for Lifelong Education”shared his experience:
“Nowadays, people like to play games. Both adults, children, and teenagers. Therefore, game elements should be used as often as possible in education. Civil organizations should definitely introduce gamification into their educational process!”
The project is supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung / bpb) with funds allocated by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.