UNLOCKing Creative & Innovative Teaching in Higher Education: Extended Abstract
This publication was prepared as part of the UNLOCKing creative innovative teaching in Higher Education Conference, which took place online on November 28-29, 2022, and focused on game based and challenge based learning approaches in Higher Education Institutes aiming to unlock students’ creativity and design thinking, and foster entrepreneurial skills through innovative teaching.
This publication covers the accepted submissions under the categories of extended research based abstracts and good practice cases.
Unlock E-magazine #3
Here is the UNLOCK e-magazine #3, wrapping up the incredible journey we’ve made during this project!
This issue brings you insights on the completion of the MOOC in which you can (and should!) enrol to learn how to design and implement your own Educational Escape Rooms, all the more “formal” activities of the project (such as partners meetings and one national event in Lithuania), the experience of having our MOOC adopted by a group of HEI teachers outside of the partnership, and the EERs we designed and implemented in each partner’s contexts, to bring you just a little bit more of inspiration.
Download it, enjoy it, and share it as you wish.
UNLOCK INTERACTIVE 'JOURNEY BOOK'
The UNLOCK interactive “Journeybook” creates an overview of the UNLOCK project’s outputs and allows Higher Education educators and game-based learning researchers to understand the potential of Educational Escape Rooms (EERs) as game-based learning tools in their practice. By completing the Journeybook you will better understand EERs, have the tools to adapt them to your teaching needs and get a step closer to modernising education and assessment practices.
An Actionable Guide to Creating
This a short guide that provides educators with an add-on to the MOOC. In this Handbook, we invite readers to explore the key takeaways from the landscape of Educational Escape Rooms. We’ll look at how to design, set up and facilitate EERs in a pedagogical context.
Unlock E-magazine #2
UNLOCK e-magazine #2 brings you a summarized description of the project's activities between May 2021 and May 2022. In this issue, you can find all about our current publications, events, meetings and the development of our MOOC.
Summary of the Pedagogical
Framework & Educator's Profile (WP5)
This document contains a brief summary of the Pedagogical Framework and presents the Educator's Profile (the Persona), portraying the profile of the educator that is able to act as a facilitator in game-based activities (knowledge, attitudes, skills, roles).
This synthetic publication is an easy read, and aims to motivate European educators to develop the profile of game-based facilitators, in order to perform and benefit from these activities.
Introduction letter (WP4)
This document was elaborated after the research phase of the project, and aims to present the main findings of the research in this WP. It summarizes the research results in order to easily present the outcomes of a ground-breaking research.
This publication enables researchers, educators, trainers, entrepreneurs and other European citizens to easily and quickly read and transfer the knowledge into their professional contexts.
This publication is available in all partners' languages.
Educational Escape Rooms in Practice:
Research, experiences and Recommendations
"The following e-book (...) presents a review of the existing body of academic literature on EERs, while capturing current approaches and practices from across the diverse line of disciplines, and challenges experienced in the adoption of EERs in the (higher) education settings. The literature review provides an overview of the status-quo of the EERs in the higher education sector, followed by UNLOCK project partner country reports (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Lithuania, Portugal, and Spain) for targeted insights on the adoption of EERs in the local (higher) education contexts. We also present the synthesis report provid[ing] a discussion of the major findings, along with emerging themes and recommendations for further EER research and practice." (retrieved from the Introduction)
This e-book is freely downloadable for a more flexible and extensive use.
The UNLOCK e-magazine intends to present, in a summarized and appealing digital resource, the achievement of the milestones of the project. The UNLOCK team will consistently deliver the e-magazine during the project’s lifespan, in order to disseminate the activities, results and products, as well as the foreseen next steps.
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.