Multiplier Event on "The Implementation of Game-based Learning in Primary Education"

A Multiplier Event on "The Implementation of Game-based Learning in Primary Education" was held with great success on Tuesday 27 February 2024, at the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Trikala, organized by the Primary Education Directorate of Trikala in collaboration with the Thessaly Development Centre, in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme "Playing ang learning from the past" approved by the Greek National Erasmus+ Unit (State Scholarship Foundation - I. K.Y.).

The Director of the Directorate of Primary Education of Trikala Mr. Christos Trikalis in his greeting stressed that through "Playful Learning" not only cognitive functions, such as attention or perception, but also feelings of excitement, surprise, joy, satisfaction are activated. This experience results in the achievement of meaningful learning objectives, such as deepening of the subject matter and development of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, through the use of innovative digital teaching tools.

Also the Deputy Director of Secondary Education Mr. Nikos Papakonstantinou stressed the importance of Game-based Learning and its important role in the educational process.

Presentations were made by:

♦ Anastasia Patera (DDE Trikala).
♦ Evdokia Paphipthymiou (DPE Trikala).
♦ Kyriaki Grigoriou (DPE Trikala).
♦ Mr Achilleas Kostoulas (AKETH): Interactive educational game for primary school students

The event was attended and presented the projects prepared by the Primary Schools during the European Programme: Megalo Kalyvia, Pyli, 5th Kalambaka, 1st Oichalia, 2nd Farkadona, 1st Trikala, 1st Trikala, 30th Trikala and 33rd Trikala.

The conference was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Education and Culture Mr. Michael Lappas, the Education Councillors Mrs. Evanthia Kotrotsiou, Mrs. Demetra Papandreou, Mr. Vasilios Nastos, Mr. Ioannis Zorbas and Mr. Vasilios Kotoulas, Mr. Dimitris Larisis, Head of Educational Issues of IPE Trikala. From AKETH Mr. Dimitrios Magirias, educational directors and parents of students of the School Units of the prefecture of Trikala.

Letters of greetings were sent by the Minister of Development Mr. Konstantinos Skreka and the Members of Parliament Mr. Athanasios Lioutas and Mrs. Marina Kontotoli.