Teaching Without Borders: A Gamification Paradigm for Practical Subjects

Conference: The Barcelona Conference on Education (BCE2022)
Title: Teaching Without Borders: A Gamification Paradigm for Practical Subjects
Stream: Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Paolo Pisano, I.P.S.S.I.A. Attilio Odero, Italy
Marco Canesi, I.P.S.S.I.A. Attilio Odero, Italy
Giacomo Placenti, I.P.S.S.I.A. Attilio Odero, Italy


Practical activities, unsuitable for a digital curvature centered on remote activities, have been particularly penalized by the pandemic.

Our response was the study and implementation of a series of hybrid learning units, based on gamification strategies, to allow mechanics involved students not to lose contact with practical activities, keeping the laboratorial subjects at the center of the processes.

The idea was to transform a series of laboratory exercises into a movie set for a detective film, in which the student's skills and knowledge are necessary to solve a puzzle.

An educational unit was designed and built, whose final product was a Google Form, suitably equipped with multimedia inserts, through which the student is transported into a role-playing game, in which he plays the role of a private investigator dealing with a murder case that took place in a mechanical workshop.

To solve the case, the player will have to rely on his observation skills and on his knowledge and skills developed in the mechanics related curricular subjects. In facts, he must be able to solve problems related to the means of transport present in the workshop and, if able to detect and correct the anomaly, he will obtain clues that will allow him to identify the guilty. Goal of this approach was to increase technical-methodological skills, indispensable for a professional maintenance technician in the automotive sector. The students really appreciated this approach and we look forward to release new episodes of this "crime series", blending them with real manual activities.

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