800907 VU Video gamEs foR Skills Training (VERSA) - Creativity Course

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 05.05.2021 Place course on memo list
VU Video gamEs foR Skills Training (VERSA) - Creativity Course
VU 2

The participants will be able to find unusual and intelligent ideas and to come up with creative ways for problem solving. 

Participants play the simulation strategy game Cities Skylines in which they experience the thrill and hardship of creating and maintaing a city. The players start with an empty virtual space and can build the city as they want. In addition they have to find creative solutions for problems that appear in the cities. 

After an introduction and coaching part participants get access to the game. They will have time until July 31 to play minimum of 12 hours and to reach certain in game achievements. During this entire period students will have support to solve technical and game problems.

Progress will be evaluated by standardized tests which will be answered pre- and post-training. In addition achievements within the video game are tracked and analyzed. All participants will receive a a softskill map visualizing their skills.   



The VERSA project is a collaboration among the Universities of Innsbruck, Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), VU Amsterdam, and the GECON foundation (Spain) which has developed the Soft Skills Games methodology. Until WS 2022/2023 a total of 8 courses for soft skill training will be offered (Cognitive Flexibility, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Complex Problem Solving, People/Team Management, Time Management, Judgement and Decision Making, Goal Setting). Each course can be attended individually and without prerequisites.

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Date Time Location
Fri 2021-05-07
12.00 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online Einführung
Fri 2021-06-18
13.00 - 14.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online Nachbesprechung