e-Twinning Camp – PlayDecide Games

The eTwinning Camp unites teachers and pupils from the winning projects of the eTwinning prizes, which in 2012 were awarded in Berlin at the eTwinning Annual Conference. This year the camp took place at the end of April close to Antalya in Turkey. There was a full programme of workshops, leisure activities and excursions including workshops creating short movies using iPads and PlayDecide games.

PlayDecide is a discussion game which enables participants to debate controversial issues in a simple and effective way. PanEuYouth, a website for young people to express themselves, has developed PlayDecide games on three topics:

  1. Young people in the media
  2. Digital lives
  3. E-skills

The games encourage young people to come up with policies on different issues on online responsibility and digital literacy.

The PlayDecide workhop took place several times over three consecutive days and was led by Annick Van de Velde, of the Insafe Coordination Team. The participants were given a number of typical situations that they might find themselves in, in this socially networked world. Through interaction and group discussion, they then had to ‘decide’ on what actions they would take and why. On the final day the game was played with teachers to see how digital lives and eSkills could fit into a school’s curriculum.

All the situations may be found here.