The power of play in Higher Education

Time: 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Date: Wednesday 29th November 2017

Theatre: Room 2


Our current educational system is old, outdated and doesn’t reflect reality. It’s plain boring and most students are satisfied with a low (but sufficient) grade. The system doesn’t inspire, doesn’t build grit (in recent research grit seems to be the most important factor to be successful) and students all learn the same thing in large groups.

Most young people play games in a virtual world. Within that world they just want to be the best and they learn at high speed. Shouldn’t it be obvious to see if it’s possible to teach those kids by letting them play a serious game? ProtoPlay does just that, we transformed a complete minor into a real life game called ‘ProtoPlay Tycoon’ and the first results are mind blowing. Horst Streck will tell you all about it.


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