Gamification of prosocial learning for increased youth inclusion and academic achievement.
ProsocialLearn, a 36-month project funded by the European Union, aims to deliver a series of disruptive innovations for the production and distribution of prosocial digital games that engage children, as well as stimulate technology transfer from the games industry to the educational sector in Europe.
Children at risk of social exclusion, lacking empathy and showing high levels of anti-social behaviours could benefit from digital games tailored to teach the benefits of cooperation, as well as the ability to recognise the emotions of others and express trustworthiness – prosocial skills – helping them to achieve academically, appreciate team work and recognise the value of understanding other people’s needs.
Who is ProsocialLearn?
The nine members of the ProsocialLearn consortium are European leaders in the technology, operations and business models that can provide a technical platform, as well as foster a new ecosystem for prosocial learning games in Europe. ProsocialLearn stakeholders – the ProsocialLearn community – include European educators, child development professionals and game developers, as well as scientists and ICT professionals, policy makers and funding bodies, and the general public.
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