On 14 December 2020, Andreas Schuch conducted the virtual teacher training seminar Democracy 3 – Game-based learning und 21st century skills as part of the College of Teacher Education Styria teacher training program for the winter semester 2020/21.
In this training seminar, Andreas Schuch introduced teachers to the government simulation Democracy 3 by Positech Games and showed ways of integrating the game in various teaching contexts on the secondary educational level. The seminar addressed not only how teachers can use Democracy 3 to explore specific topics and develop competences, but also how this game-based teaching approach can help develop 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving abilities and information literacy in motivating and authentic ways.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop or training course inquiries at your school, college or university regarding Democracy 3 and game-based learning approaches in general. Workshops can be held in presence or virtually.
- Democracy 3 training course description (German): https://www.ph-online.ac.at/phst/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=325288&pSpracheNr=1
- Official Democracy 3 website: http://positech.co.uk/democracy3/
- Further publication by Andreas Schuch on game-based learning:
Schuch, Andreas (2017). “Digital Games as a Means of Raising Awareness About Ageism and Gender Discrimination: Three Principles for Teachers and Game Developers”. In M. Romero, K. Sawchuk, J. Blat, S. Sayago & H. Ouellet (Eds.), Game-Based Learning Across the Lifespan: Cross-Generational and Age-Oriented Topics. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41797-4_9. 131–150.