NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2023, Book 1, Volume 6
EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
INTEGRATING GAME JAMS INTO THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS: FOSTERING LEARNING AND SOFT SKILLS THROUGH DIVERSE APPROACHES
Dr. Alexandra Rysuľová
Game jams, previously unexplored in education, involve interdisciplinary teams developing game prototypes rapidly. These events promote collaboration, diverse game development experiences, and innovative design. This paper examines game jams' educational potential, highlighting their role in cultivating technical prowess and vital soft skills like creativity, teamwork, and adaptability. Integrating game jams into higher education can be achieved through various methods, ensuring alignment with learning goals for enhanced subject comprehension and innovative thinking. Through case studies, this paper showcases how game jams, whether individual or team-based, effectively foster essential competencies, preparing students for the dynamic world of creative and tech industries.
21st century skills, education, game jams, innovative learning, soft skills
NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2023, Book 1, Volume 6, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-33-1, DOI 10.32008/NORDSCI2023/B1/V6/10,117 - 123 pp