Linking Learning Outcomes and Game Mechanics in the Early Stages of the RU EU? Project

Elizabeth Boyle*, Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, Murray Leith, Duncan Sim, H.G.K. Hummel, Petar Jandric, Athanassios Jimoyiannis

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    The issue of national and European identity is driving many of the issues that are currently of concern to European citizens. The Erasmus+ funded RU EU? project aims to develop an innovative online game, the RU EU? game, that will help students across Europe to develop a better understanding of their own National and European identity and values, as well as those of others, and to challenge them about their attitudes and prejudices by tackling problem solving dilemmas relating to identity. It is hoped that the game will provide an engaging platform for young Europeans to confront some of the complex and confusing issues surrounding National and European identity at a time of change and increasing tension across Europe. This paper describes the early stages of the game design and focuses on characterizing the learning outcomes and game mechanics for the RU EU? game and bringing these together.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGames and Learning Alliance
    Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference, GALA 2018, Palermo, Italy, December 5–7, 2018 Proceedings
    EditorsHeinrich Söbke, Manuel Gentile, Mario Allegra
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030115487
    ISBN (Print)9783030115470
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2019
    EventGames and Learning Alliance conference (GALA 2018) - Palermo, Italy
    Duration: 5 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


    ConferenceGames and Learning Alliance conference (GALA 2018)
    Abbreviated titleGALA Conference
    Internet address


    • European identity
    • RU EU? Project
    • Serious Games
    • game mechanics
    • learning out-comes


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