Teachers as software development coordinators

  • Apostolos Syropoulos Greek Molecular Computing Group, Xanthi, Greece https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9625-1482
  • Ilona Chiriac Scola Gimnaziala Speciala nr. 2, Bucuresti, Romania
  • Irmantas Grimalauskas Alytaus profesinio rengimo centras, Alytus, Lithuania
  • Aylin Kirisci Sarikaya Ahmet Cuhadaroglu Ortaokulu, Istanbul, Turkey https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7443-8433
  • Eleni Tatsiou 2nd Gymnasium of Xanthi, Xanthi, Greece
  • Renate Wachter Bundeshandelsakademie, Laa an der Thaya, Austria
Keywords: game-based education, Erasmus project, teacher training, computer game design, computer programming

Abstract

We report the results of an EU-funded project and its impact on participating teachers. Teachers participating in the project had practically no previous knowledge of game-based education whereas they got a thorough understanding of it at the end of the project. In addition, and most importantly, teachers had to guide pupils in designing and implementing computer games. In a way, teachers became software developers, and this is definitely something that strengthens the profiles of the teaching professions. Thus, these EU-funded projects can be beneficial for teachers if teams select interesting projects.

Published
2020-09-11
How to Cite
Syropoulos, A., Chiriac, I., Grimalauskas, I., Sarikaya, A. K., Tatsiou, E., & Wachter, R. (2020). Teachers as software development coordinators . LUMAT-B: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 5(1), 1–9. Retrieved from https://journals.helsinki.fi/lumatb/article/view/1391
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