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open education policy game

During the 2nd UNESCO World Open Educational Resources Congress in Slovenia (2017), we launched the first guidebook on how to implement open education policies, aimed at educational managers from public or private institutions. In 2018, we realized that beyond a guide, we could create an activity that would kickstart the process, and enable managers to playfully diagnose gaps in current practices and policies and begin thinking about improvement.

The Open Education Policy Game is also a “remix”, an adaptation of the guidebook to another format, which shows the potential for creating and recreating materials that are licensed openly. To learn more about the Game, read this post here.

How does one play?

To begin with, one must define an educational policy to be analyzed, and should invite a team composed of managers involved in three main areas: pedagogical, technical and legal-administrative. We recommend a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 players. The estimated time for a game is two hours.

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Do I need to buy the game?

The game was built on the do-it-yourself concept. You can download the layout of the cards, the board/base, and print them using sticky paper. Using thicker paper like card stock will help in the assembly. In order to keep score, you can buy small items or even use buttons or other materials that you have available. There is also a manual/tutorial on how the game should be played.

What is the outcome of the game?

Throughout the game, a base/infographic is being formed as consensus takes place within the group. Whenever an underlined term appears, there are challenge cards so that players can better understand the concepts and definitions involved, thus earn open points.

Download the game in three languages (portuguese, english and spanish):

  • Game manual
  • Graphic with cards and base to print and built the game.
What is the outcome of the game?

Throughout the game, a base/infographic is being formed as consensus takes place within the group. Whenever an underlined term appears, there are challenge cards so that players can better understand the concepts and definitions involved, thus earn open points.

Download the game in three languages (portuguese, english and spanish): game manual and graphic with cards and base to print and built the game.

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