BUPA Project: Training on upskilling with coding and game design concepts
A successful and interesting training was held by IIS MARCONI MANGANO in Catania, Italy between the 14th and 16th of November 2023.
The 14 dedicated staff members of BUPA partner organizations, including CARDET, participated in this comprehensive 3-day training on enhancing skills and knowledge related to the following modules, developed in the framework of the project:
- Computational Thinking unplugged
- Methodologies to support Logical Learning
- Google Blocky Games
- Fundamentals of Scratch
- Python and Introduction to Programming with a Formal Language
- Game design concepts
The 6 modules address both teachers and students and are now accessible for free on the BUPA e-learning platform
During the training, the participants immersed themselves in various unique activities, including the design of their own board games, viewing inspirational TED talks on relevant topics, and engaging in simple coding activities.
In the following months, the BUPA material will be tested by both students and teachers during the Learning, Teaching, and Training Activities (LTTA) in Spain. Following this phase, pilot implementations will be conducted in all partner countries.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The BUPA Project is an Erasmus + Project, aiming to find new and innovative tools and approaches to include coding and game design concepts in school education by upskilling students and teachers in developing games for thematic learning. The project also aims to develop students’ digital skills in what game design framework is and enhance their problem-solving skills.
The project partnership is: CODEUP (Portugal), XENIOS POLIS (Greece), CARDET (Cyprus), IES LA SENIA (Spain), AEVA (Portugal), IIS MARCONI MANGANO (Italy), FIP (Ireland).
Education LevelSecondary, Teacher education