Design Thinking for Games: A hands-on collaborative workshop

10th Jul 2018

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes (Ministry for Education and Employment) in collaboration with Valletta 2018 Foundation and the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) organised a voluntary professional learning course for educators on the 9th, 10th and 11th July 2018 at the MITA Data Centre (Santa Venera) Malta. On Tuesday 10th July 2018, Dr. Vanessa Camilleri (University of Malta) delivered a course during this event entitled ‘Introduction to Game-based Learning’, which introduced participants to Game-based Learning as a pedagogical model and strategy to foster cognitive and metacognitive skills in students. During this course, Dr. Camilleri presented the eCrisis project and also provided the participants with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge in order to adopt a constructivist stance towards the introduction and implementation of game-based learning in the classroom.

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