room KA 102
Transforming Traditional Classroom into an Escape Room Classroom
Stojanovska, Marina, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril & Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
Game-based learning can be introduced among school students as a method that helps them to make a connection between the previously acquired knowledge and the one learned from playing the game. Games will serve as a pedagogical tool in the school teaching practice only if they are well-designed and include relevant content. In this way they are aimed to develop higher-level thinking skills and inquiring and problem-solving skills, but also skills important in their further life such as team work and self-confidence. The role of the teacher is crucial and his/her task is to promote discussion among students which will lead to clarification and correction of potential misunderstandings and misconceptions.
The escape room design is considered as an innovative teaching method. It enables engagement and active participation of all students, thus increasing the interest for a particular subject. In this workshop several educational games and puzzles will be presented. 2019 has been proclaimed the “International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements” by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO, thus these games and puzzles are related to the Periodic Table concepts.