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Andrea Ligabue
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This year I started a project in Modena to bring games in school. In September I have kept an education course to more than 80 teachers (from primary and secondary schools) about "Games as teaching tools" talking about how use games not as vehicle of knowledges but as vehicle of skills like tactics, strategy and so on.

I have show that "simple" games like Carcasssonne, Settlers, Takenoko, Sheepland can be used in class with the kids.

Starting from the next week I'll be in the classrooms (2 year of primary schools, that in Italy means kids 7 years old). I have had a pratical meeting with the teachers to select the games to use and they selected

Super Farmer (base math skills, probabilities)
Kaleidos (language related skills)
Jamaica (basic strategy and tactics)
Forbidden Island (cooperation)

I will also use some quick and easy games, like spot it, pickomino, in the end of the lesson.

I'll be back with more news in the next weeks.

good play
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Juanjo
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It seems very interesting. Please keep reporting about everything. I use boardgames in my lessons some years ago (now I can't because I has some issues with my Departmen director) with college students and I was very proud of their improvement in some subjects.

So, I am very interested in knowing what you can tell us.
 
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jes m
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Yes, please let us know how this works out. I'm trying to implement games into my middle school classroom and could use some suggestions!
 
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BoardGameGeek » Forums » Gaming Related » Games in the Classroom
Re: Games in schhol in Modena
I have just finished the firts 2 days (two 2nd in primary school taht means kids with 6-7 year).

class 1

1st session
SuperFamer
Dobble

2nd session
Jamaica (without treasure cards)
Super Farmer (starting with 3 rabbits and 2 sheeps)

Class 1 was a good class witha good teacher and the kids were able to follow the rules. Jamaica in the beginning was difficult for them but they were able to get in soon .. a nice experience.

Playing again Super Farmer offered me and the teacher possibility to talk about "how the luck is in the game" and many others nice things

Class 2

1st session
SuperFamer
Dobble

2nd session
Viva Topo
Super Farmer (starting with 3 rabbits and 2 sheeps)

In this class the teacher didn't helped me at all and was quite difficult to make the kids play with the rules. I think it was not a good experience (not for me and not for the kids). Some of them wasn't able to play correctly Vica Topo!


First impression: it is really important in this activity to have the teachers involved in an active way.

Good play
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