Work-in-Progress: Soft-skills Development for Higher Education Engineering and Economic Students using HERA Collaborative Serious Games

Manuel Caeiro-Rodríguez , Carlos Vaz de Carvalho , Jaanus Terasmaa, Lene Tolstrup Sørensen, Triinu Jesmin, Hariklia Tsalapatas, Olivier Heidmann

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Abstract

This paper presents the objectives and developments in the scope of the HERA project, an Erasmus + initiative whose purpose is to address the interdisciplinary soft skill needs in the fields of engineering and economics. HERA deploys active learning to expose Higher Education students to complex challenges, the solution to which requires the integration of interdisciplinary knowledge in engineering and economics in a manner that emulates real-world problem-solving processes. The article describes the HERA serious game environment and proposes the game dynamics, scenarios and challenges, showing how they can be used to achieve the project goals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
EditorsAlberto Cardoso, Gustavo R. Alves, Teresa Restivo
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date25 Jun 2020
Pages14-19
Article number9125216
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0931-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0930-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2020
Event2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period27/04/202030/04/2020
Series2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
ISSN2165-9559

Keywords

  • Collaborative project-based.
  • Serious games
  • Soft-skills

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