In this conference paper, Iro Bartzia and Cindy De Smet discuss their experiences with a game-based learning approach to teach mathematics to unaccompanied minors.
Their conference paper discusses the conception and the realization of a serious game whose first objective is the discovery of different domains of mathematics by problem solving and the development of logical skills. The game was based on the escapED framework (by Sylvester Arnab et al.), and has been specifically designed for unaccompanied migrant children; in the sense that it takes into account cultural, linguistic and technological barriers, and targets (as a secondary objective) to decrease their sense of isolation and exclusion by including different cultural and geographical elements. Furthermore, all physical senses were represented to increase the motivation and implication of the players. This study describes two different iterations of a serious game; the second took place after evaluating the first one.
Please cite as: Bartzia, I.; De Smet, C. (2019). A Game-based learning approach to teach mathematics to unaccompanied minors in Paris. In: ICERI2019 Proceedings, pp. 5146-5155. ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7