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Pages: 249-255
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1037

Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain

WHEN FUN COMES INTO THE CLASSROOM: USING GAMIFICATION TO ENGAGE STUDENTS AND ENTREPRENEURS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

D. Bayona-Cuallado1, A. Soler-Domínguez2, E. Granell-Miguel1, J.M. Ramos-Mezquita2

1Dideas (SPAIN)
2Universitat Jaume I (SPAIN)
This study reports an educational experience carried out in Tourism Centres in the Valencian Community, a public body providing vocational education and training (VET) in hospitality and tourism. The final part of the training is a practical module dealing with entrepreneurship and job seeking. In this module we use gamification methods and techniques to engage students and present entrepreneurship as a potential career choice for students who have a business idea and who would prefer not to work for an existing company. Our main goal is to provide students with valuable entrepreneurial competences and abilities, such as leadership, team work, negotiation and motivation. We apply a method involving games as a motivator and a way to involve and engage students.

This training combines theoretical content with practical dynamics using elements such as badges, rankings or contests. These features are used to motivate students and introduce them to the world of entrepreneurship, making them feel part of it. At the end of the course we asked students for their feedback. The results were striking in comparison with the feedback from the same training in which this method was not applied. The paper concludes by outlining future challenges facing students in relation to entrepreneurship, abilities, competences and methods for transmitting knowledge and attitudes to students of different ages and interests.
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author = {Bayona-Cuallado, D. and Soler-Dom{\'{i}}nguez, A. and Granell-Miguel, E. and Ramos-Mezquita, J.M.},
title = {WHEN FUN COMES INTO THE CLASSROOM: USING GAMIFICATION TO ENGAGE STUDENTS AND ENTREPRENEURS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING},
series = {12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-9480-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2018.1037},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2018.1037},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2018},
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TY - CONF
AU - D. Bayona-Cuallado AU - A. Soler-Domínguez AU - E. Granell-Miguel AU - J.M. Ramos-Mezquita
TI - WHEN FUN COMES INTO THE CLASSROOM: USING GAMIFICATION TO ENGAGE STUDENTS AND ENTREPRENEURS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SN - 978-84-697-9480-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2018.1037
PY - 2018
Y1 - 5-7 March, 2018
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2018 Proceedings
SP - 249
EP - 255
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D. Bayona-Cuallado, A. Soler-Domínguez, E. Granell-Miguel, J.M. Ramos-Mezquita (2018) WHEN FUN COMES INTO THE CLASSROOM: USING GAMIFICATION TO ENGAGE STUDENTS AND ENTREPRENEURS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, INTED2018 Proceedings, pp. 249-255.
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