Most people play games for ‚Äúfun‚ÄĚ. But, really? And who can define what fun is?

Games can be fun, but they are also much more than that. They have always been used to teach and learn: information, values, norms of behavior. The games we play are in fact very important educational tools: by playing them, future generations learn the skills that will shape their world.

Learning about games and how they are made can be a very powerful asset in the curriculum of any professional in the fields of education and communication. Game design is a very complex discipline that draws from engineering, informatics, psychology, sociology, history, anthropology, communication science, arts and much more. Including game design elements in other areas of activity is a process called ‚Äúgamification‚ÄĚ, and it is now proven that it can have tremendous benefits, making our activities more engaging, rewarding and ‚Äúfun‚ÄĚ.

The course will follow a very hands-on approach, combining elements of theory, group work and discussion ‚Äď and experiential phases in which participants will have an opportunity to design their own games and learn from direct experience. The focus will be on social and educational games ‚Äď plus, it will be fun! The program will cover topics like: LEGO, traditional games, role playing games (RPGs), table top games, digital and videogames.
The course will include outdoor activities as well as field studies. There will be visits to beautiful landscapes on Troodos mountain as well as a day trip to cape Akrotiri and the beautiful beaches of Limassol.

Proposed Daily Course Outline

The course outline can be modified according to your special needs

Day 1

Welcome addressed to the participants by management
Course outline
Ice-breaking activities
Introduction to Art and Environment
The importance of art in learners’ physical, cognitive and emotional development
The relation between art and environment

Day 2

Art and Skill Development through environ-mental experiences (Part 1):
Motor Skills
Language Development
Decision Making
Visual Learning
Art and Skill Development through environ-mental experiences (Part 2):
Inventiveness
Cultural Awareness
Improved Academic Performance

Day 3

Artists that use the natural, social, cultural envi-ronment for their artistic expressions
Working with a Cypriot artist! Art and environ-ment in practice!

Day 4

Study visit to the forest! Artistic expression games! (Part 1)
Study visit to the forest! Artistic expression games! (Part 2)

Day 5

Final activities
Evaluation of the course
Diploma awarding

Available Dates 2021

If you are a group of 4 or more people from the same organization and you don’t see any dates that suit your group, send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and we will make the appropriate arrangements for you!

January¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†25 / 01 / 2021 — 29 / 01 / 2021
February¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†22 / 02 / 2021 — 26 / 02 / 2021
March¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 15 / 03 / 2021 — 19 / 03 / 2021
April¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 12 / 04 / 2021 — 16 / 04 / 2021
May¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†24 / 05 / 2021 — 28 / 05 / 2021
June¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 14 / 06 / 2021 — 18 / 06 / 2021

July¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†26 / 07 / 2021 — 30 / 07 / 2021
August¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 23 / 08 / 2021 — 27 / 08 / 2021
September¬† ¬† ¬†—
October¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 25 / 10 / 2021 — 29 / 10 / 2021
November¬† ¬† ¬† 22 / 11 / 2021 — 26 / 11 / 2021
December¬† ¬† ¬†—

Course Packages

Package I¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚ā¨850

1. Training ‚ā¨370

  • Tuition fee
  • ¬†Training material
  • Administration costs
  • Beverages
  • ¬†Snacks & Pack-lunch
  • Certificate of Attendance

2. Accommodation ‚ā¨480

  • ¬†Hotel* room (4 nights / 5 days)
  • ¬†Hotel breakfast buffet
  • 1-week pass for public city-bus transportation
  • Everyday transportation** to the course venues

* The hotel is 2-stars. However, with all it offers is definitely the best value for money.
** Transportation airport-hotel-airport is not included because it is refunded by your organization.

Package II¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚ā¨470

1. Training ‚ā¨370

  • ¬†Tuition fee
  • Training material
  • Administration costs
  • Beverages
  • Snacks & Pack-lunch
  • Certificate of Attendance

2. Transportation ‚ā¨100

  • ¬†Everyday transportation* to the course venues from our organization‚Äôs premises

* Note that it is the participant’s responsibility to get to our organization’s premises.

Package III¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ā¨370

1. Training ‚ā¨370

  • ¬†Tuition fee
  • Training material
  • Administration costs
  • Beverages
  • Snacks & Pack-lunch
  • Certificate of Attendance

Apply now for partnership: erasmus@mesoyios.ac.cy