To celebrate Science Week 2020 (8 – 15 Nov) and to launch our new toolkit – Games in Youth Work for Development Education – our partners, Limerick Institute of Technology our hosting this webinar.
Playing Games are an integral part of the shared human experience. We learn who we are through play, we learn how to communicate, to compete and collaborate with others. Strategy games teach us how to understand, anticipate, to calculate and to act in order to avert disaster or to create positive outcomes for ourselves and our teams.
We can experience betrayal, fear, certainty, satisfaction and real joy, all in the same run of play. Games can therefore be a powerful way to engage, to educate and to mobilise people around issues such as climate change.
Making games is a more powerful and engaging process than simply playing games. This webinar will focus on the art and science of making development education games. Drawing from the NYCI/LIT toolkit, Using Games in Youth Work for Development Education, the webinar will provide practical advice on how to make games about Climate Change. The toolkit will be launched on www.youth.ie on 11th November with a competition including ten prizes of €150 worth of equipment and a loan of 10 VR headsets.