Erasmus + KA2 Strategic partnership 2020-1-SK01-KA229-078231_4 GAME LITERACY AND LEARNING Initial Questionnaire Analysis
According to the analysis, a total number of 68 students from 5 participating countries answered the questionnaire:
- Slovakia – 11 students
- Bulgaria – 17 students
- Romania – 18 students
- Portugal – 9 students
- Turkey – 13 students
All participating schools are public schools. 51% of students (35) who answered the questionnaire are from regular courses, while 49% of students (33) are from vocational courses. The age rate varies from 13 to 18 years of age: 2 of the students are 13 years old; 14 students are 14 years old; 14 students are 15 years old; 20 students are 16 years old; 13 students are 17 years old and 5 students are 18 years old.
According to the answers, the majority of students (64) would like to take part in the Erasmus Plus project “Game Literacy and Gaming” and are ready to work for about 3 to 4 hours a week extra school time for the project. They would like to know more about the participating countries and their cultures and are also willing to learn words and useful phrases in the languages of their partners. Only 15 students answered that they have already participated in Erasmus projects before.
In general, all students show to have good ICT skills. Almost all students (63) know how to use Word, Excel, Google Docs, Publisher, PowerPoint, Movie Maker, Prezi, etc. They all know how to use the Internet and send messages by e-mail. A big majority of students (48) are well aware of social media such as such as Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
Some of the students (42) know how to work with electronic publications such as ejournals, blogs and sites. However, only a small number of students (19) knows how to set up a blog or a website. Only 28 students are used to making small videos and can use different tools to do it. A big majority of youngsters knows how to design promotional materials for the project (cards, flyers, logos, mottos, posters, etc). When asked about their childhood games, many students (49) shared examples of some games they used to play. To the question “Have your childhood games ever taught you any life-long skills?”, students mentioned that thanks to games they could learn some important skills, improved their mobility and orientation. Playing games helped them increase their team spirit, endurance, attention, strategic thinking and competitive spirit. From gaming you can learn how to dance and draw. It boosts your talents and creativity. You become more self-confident and patient. When questioned “Why would you like to be part of this project?”, the students shared their sincere opinions. Here are some of the answers: “I want to improve my foreign language and learn about the cultures of other nations. I want to meet different people and learn different cultures. I love to travel. I have goals and this project big step to reach my goals. I want to learn different languages. I want to explore more places. I want to introduce Turkish culture to the world. I want to continue my life abroad. When people live abroad, they learn how to deal with difficulties and they learn how to take responsibility. I also want to learn how to deal with difficulties with this in mind. I just want to improve myself more.”
“I would like to be part of this project because I like trying out new things, getting out of my comfort zone and also, I love challenges and I think this project is a great opportunity to try something new. I love visiting new places, learning about other cultures, meeting new people and the most important is to practice my speaking skills. My goals are to become a better student and gain new practical skills.”
“I think it would be a unique experience to me. I have always dreamt about travelling around the world and learn about other people’s customs. In a project
like this I would possibly meet a lot of new people and be friends with them. It would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With this experience I would be aware about how important it is to know other languages. I would also improve a lot of my skills. And that’s why I would like to take part in this project.”
You can see all answers by accessing the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QF3ptk2pYRdoHqsVyLgf9ViO7V5RjA__SboeJ93tgYk/edit#responses