SkillUpgame: Improving “Problem solving in technology-rich environments” skill of low-skilled adults with gamification, serious games and LARP
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
There are millions of people in Europe without proper reading and writing, numeracy and digital skills. The PIAAC survey from 2014/2015 showed that 1 of 4 Europeans have struggle with basic numeracy. In addition the survey showed distribution of skills also has significant implications for how the benefits of economic growth are shared within societies. As Europe rushes into 4th industrial revolution there is a growing demand for high-level skills and transversal skills such as critical and innovative thinking, entrepreneurial mind-set, creativity... that will put individuals with these skills in favourable position. Concerns are regularly raised about a further deterioration in the position of the low-skilled in the near future, for example as the demand for their labour declines due to automation, robotisation and relocation of work. Therefore it is crucial to raise basic skills with low-skilled adults which are the basis for developing advanced skills needed for future occupations.
The main aim of the project is to develop/boost "Problem solving in technology-rich environments” skill which the latest PIAAC study has shown to be low among adults. At the same time this skill is of a key importance for the successful functioning in the current professions and future occupations, as well as for successful operation in everyday activities.