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Beyond Monopoly: Using Board Games to Empower Students with Special Needs

6 Days

Alberto

This course is designed to provide teachers in special education with valuable tools and strategies for enhancing student engagement, promoting critical thinking and creativity, and supplementing curriculum in a fun and interactive way through the use of board games. Participants will learn about the history and evolution of board games, as well as their educational benefits in the classroom for students with special needs. They will also have the opportunity to play a variety of modern board games and create their own board game based on a specific subject or topic suitable for special education.

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Price: 480 €

Dates

2-7 October 2023

22-27 April 2024

8-13 July 2024

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the history and evolution of board games

  • Identify the educational benefits of board games for special education

  • Connect board games to practice language, math, social and emotional skills, sensory and motor skills, etc.

  • Incorporate board games into lesson plans and curriculum for special education

  • Create a board game suitable for special education

Programme

Beyond Monopoly: Using Board Games to Empower Students with Special Needs

  • Introduction to the course and participants

  • Overview of the history and evolution of board games

  • Discussion of the educational benefits of board games in special education

  • Introduction to specific board games for special education, such as:

    • Rory's Story Cubes

    • Spot It!

    • Dixit

    • Forbidden Island

    • Tsuro

Note: Understanding the importance of an adaptable work to the needs and profile of the groups the program might suffer some alterations.

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