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Seminar: Serious Gaming’ as a Pedagogical Approach to Developing Collective Social Enterprise and Employability Skills, 8th Dec.


21 November 2016

‘Serious Gaming’ as a Pedagogical Approach to Developing Collective Social Enterprise and Employability Skills.

We are holding a seminar in central London on Thursday December 8, from 1pm to 4.30pm on ‘Serious Gaming for Learning Social Enterprise Skills to increase Employability for those experiencing disadvantage in the labour market’.

This half day seminar will explore the effectiveness of ‘serious gaming’ as a learning tool for developing social entrepreneurship skills. In the seminar we will present a new gamified learning platform and its pedagogical pathway, which is aimed particularly at enhancing the employability of adult job seekers and those who may experience barriers when accessing education and employment via more conventional routes. This ‘serious game’ is currently being developed as part of the EU-funded Social Seducement programme.

The seminar will include presentations by Ian Baker, Head of Learning Programmes, School for Social Entrepreneurs; Professor Julian McDougall, Head of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (specialising in digital literacies and pedagogies), Bournemouth University; and Antonio Sama, Knowledge Exchange Support Lead at Canterbury Christ Church University and Professional Partner of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. The seminar is an opportunity for participants to:

  • Develop their knowledge of the theory and current context for social enterprise development and serious gaming in the UK and beyond;
  • Gain access to the game as an additional tool for supporting people to work towards becoming social entrepreneurs;
  • Network with other social enterprise and ‘serious gaming’ experts and adult education and employment services who are likewise interested in creative approaches to developing social entrepreneurship skills and improving employability for those furthest from the job market.

The event is free of charge but places are strictly limited to those working in voluntary and educational sector organisations, employment agencies and organisations, social enterprise development organisations, game developers and those involved in training people experiencing disadvantages in labour markets.

You can request a place by emailing Elizabeth at e.cory-pearce@tavinstitute.org

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