Educational Games For Soft-skills Training In Digital Environments: New Perspectives by Elena Dell'AquilaEducational Games For Soft-skills Training In Digital Environments: New Perspectives by Elena Dell'Aquila

Educational Games For Soft-skills Training In Digital Environments: New Perspectives

byElena Dell'Aquila, Davide Marocco, Michela Ponticorvo

Hardcover | December 28, 2016

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The book explores advances in soft-skill training through the adaptation of traditional psycho-pedagogical methodology to digital and online settings. Several educational techniques are explored, such as role-playing, psychodrama and rule and drama-based games. The experiences reported in the book are the synthesis of several European projects, coordinated by the authors, aimed at applying known psycho-pedagogical training models to on-line, technology enhanced learning contexts in a broad range of applications and target groups. The specificity of such a psycho-pedagogical methodology, applied throughout all the discussed EU projects, is mainly represented by the importance of feedback and debriefing processes that can be conveyed to learners through different means, such as online group or individual chat with tutors, automatic reports and a psychologically informed scoring system. Tutors, either real or artificial, are seen as the key factor facilitating the training process. The ultimate objective of this book is to offer a theoretical framework where real examples, direct experiences and possible indications on how rule and drama-based multiplayer and single player games can support traditional practice for enhancing soft skills to a wide community of trainers, coaches, HR advisors, consultants and psychologists.
Dr.Elena Dell'Aquila is a clinical psychologist with a specialisation in Organisational Psychology and Human Resource Management & Development. Her research expertise has a strong focus on psychological modelling of soft skills underling role-playing simulation scenarios and development and design of educational and learning method...
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Title:Educational Games For Soft-skills Training In Digital Environments: New PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:169 pagesPublished:December 28, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319063103

ISBN - 13:9783319063102

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Table of Contents

Standard practices for soft skills training.- From digital games to new training environments for soft skills training.- A methodology supporting technology enhanced learning for soft skills training.- Multiplayer drama based games.- Single-player drama based games.- Multiplayer rule based games.- Standalone rule based games.- Conclusion and future directions.- Acknowledgments.- Appendix.