The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with Valletta 2018 Foundation and the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) is organising a seminar entitled Playful Learning in STEM – Promoting Game-based Learning in STEM Education. The aim of the seminar is to provide STEM educators with a theoretical and practical underpinning for the use of games in STEM Education.
Dr Lauri Järvilehto is the keynote speaker for the seminar. Dr Järvilehto is a former educational consultant at Rovio Entertainment (the company related to the highly acclaimed game Angry Birds) and co-founder/chairman of Lightneer, a mobile-gaming startup focusing on games for learning.
The seminar will be held on Wednesday 27th June 2018 between 8.30am and 12.15pm at MITA Data Centre (Triq il-Ferrovija, Santa Venera), as per programme below. Interested educators and SMT members are kindly requested to register for the event by accessing the link https://goo.gl/8mXrMT by not later than Wednesday 20th June 2018. All participants are kindly requested to get their laptop on the day.
08:30 – 08:45 Registration
08:45 – 09:00 Introduction and Welcome
09:00 – 10:30 Fun Learning and Learning Games – Dr Lauri Järvilehto
10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Games for Learning in STEM
12:00 – 12:15 Conclusion
For more information, kindly contact Mr Stephen Bezzina on [email protected].