The Demogames partner organsiations developed a model curriculum to familiarise youth workers and other interested practitioners with the Democracy Game Box, provide helpful background information about democracy and democracy education, and train trainers in facilitating game-based learning sessions. The four-day workshop was tested and evaluated in spring 2022 with almost 40 participants in Timisoara (Romania).
On this website, we share the model curriculum for a four day workshop and publish current training and teaching events related to Demogames as best practices.
The University of Erfurt conducted a block seminar as part of its General Studies that used Demogames’ Democracy Game Box and Facilitator’s Manual to introduce undergraduate students to concepts of non-formal education and game-based learning. The seminar as well included a public event in the city of Altenburg in which the course’s participants used the Demogames Deckmocracy, Demodice, Fake Expert and Observers to promote and discuss Human Rights and democratic values with the public.
When: November – December 2022
Who: University of Erfurt
The Department of Political Science at Radboud University conducted a Demogames workshop during the Teacher Day 2023. This two-hour workshop centered on introducing Demogames to social science teachers in formal education in The Netherlands. The training included a practical session on the games Demodice and Observers, in both their analog and digital versions. The training also introduced participants to the Demogames outputs and allowed participants to reflect on the process and potential ways to incorporate Demogames in their teaching. The Department of Political Science at Radboud University is also funding the translation of Demogames materials into Dutch.
Where: The Netherlands
When: November 2022
Who: Radboud University
Demogames partner organisation Demokrative launched in Switzerland the project Democracy multiplied. In this project, seven young education practitioners and university students have been trained to conduct game-based workshops with young people. The training has been based on the Demogames training curriculum, but adapted to project circumstances: The first training step focused on two games and provided ready-to use session plans. In the future, in regular intervals, the multipliers will participate in trainings to reflect their experiences and acquire the competences to use more different games and methods.
When: since June 2022
Who: Demokrative, with funding partners Daester-Schild Stiftung, Swiss Democracy Foundation and Stiftung Wegweiser, and material support (use of rooms for free) by the Institute of Political Science of the University of Basel