The Pupils' Academy of Serious Gaming: Strengthening Study Skills

Matthias Christoph Utesch

Abstract


The Pupils' Academy of Serious Gaming at the ‘Technische Universität München’ TUM is a reliable instrument to successfully strengthen the study skills of students from the upper vocational schools of Bavaria. Based on the pedagogy of a practical application of sciences, we enable the participants to change their learning perspective from ‘school student’ to ‘university student’: For two days they take part in a regular course at TUM based on our in-house business game Go4C. The goal is to learn how to self-assess and develop important aspects of their personal study skills. This paper presents the Pupils´ Academy and Go4C as a tool to strengthen the study skills at an early stage before leaving school.

Keywords


business game, didactic framework, strengthen study skills, vocational schools

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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