Kick-off Meeting of project “GAME EDU – Using of Innovative educational concept based on Interactive educational games for inclusion of disadvantage students in primary school”

On October 25-27, 2023, the first partner meeting of the project “GAME EDU” was organized in the city of Kochani, North Macedonia. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme with contract No. KA220-SCH-13741FE3 and has a duration of 24 months, starting from 1.09.2023. On the Bulgarian side participate the Municipality of Bratsigovo (lead partner in the project), the Association Center for Sustainability and Economic Development, City of Pazardzhik and the Primary School Vasil Petleshkov from Bratsigovo. Greece and North Macedonia are also participating with one expert organisation and one pilot school, which will implement the developed teaching methodology.

During the first partnership meeting all partners took part, each of them made a short presentation and the lead partner, the Municipality of Bratsigovo, presented the upcoming activities. The contractual agreements between the partners were signed and the upcoming events and information campaign were also discussed.

More about the “GAME EDU” project:

GAME EDU project aims to develop an educational approach using existing Open Educational Resources (OER) and creating an interactive educational game set based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance learning for primary school children aged 9 and 10, especially designed to cater to those with learning underachievement. This set of educational games will promote a “Learning by playing” teaching method, making the learning process more efficient and engaging.

The project aligns with the principles of inclusive education and the rights of persons with disabilities. It seeks to provide every student, equal opportunities to access a high-quality education without segregation. Inclusive education emphasizes adapting the educational framework to cater to individual learner needs, incorporating attitudes, approaches, and strategies that include all students in all activities.

Given the increasing importance of digitalization in various aspects of life, the project also focuses on enhancing teachers’ digital competences and introducing them to new digital pedagogical practices through the use of OER and eTwinning networking modules. This will enable transnational cooperation among primary school teachers from different European countries, fostering the exchange of knowledge and experience.

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