The game is on: EduMais teachers and students run the show!

Yesterday was the start of the 4th and last week of the EduMais Educational Game Summer Camp. A week in which the teachers take over from the trainers. And a week where the trainers become teaching assistants. And the teachers are goooooooooood! They know the course material very well and also know how to convey it very well to the students. And for us as assistants extra difficult because they do it in Portuguese. In any case, we also learn some new words.

Fortunately, we decorated this week that way because we miss six teachers who have been felled by Covid. A happy accident.

Week 4 of the EduMais Educational Game Design Summer Camp

Although the obstacles of among many others broken internet, sick students, sick teachers, sick volunteers, closed school, late shipment of equipment, hospitalized founder, etc, etc the program kept on going and going and going. Expert sessions, good food, clear instructions by the teachers, creative and eager students.

Author: Jurriaan van Rijswijk

Jurriaan van Rijswijk is Applied Game Architect for 25 years. He develops game strategies and designs behavior change with games for among others healthcare professionals, therapies for patients with chronic illnesses, mental and emotional health therapies, lifestyle interventions and rehabilitation. He developed and produced hundreds of applied games and game concepts. Many of his games won various awards and/or are clinically and/or scientifically validated. Furthermore, Jurriaan is founder and chairman of the Games for Health Europe Foundation. The Games for Health Europe Foundation is the largest worldwide networking ecosystem of people, companies and institutes for research, development and implementation of games within the health ecosystem. In 2014 Jurriaan won the ICT Personality of the Year Award. This award is an acknowledgement for a person who stimulate and impactful applies and implements the use of ICT for the benefit of profit and non-profit organizations as well as governmental organisations.

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