STEP_UP MULTIPLIER EVENT IN THE NETHERLANDS

AFEdemy, partner in the Erasmus+ project STEP_UP | Stop epidemic growth through learning, organised a Multiplier Event on 11 January 2023. 12 participants took part in the event, including 5 board members of student association A.S.L.V. Quintus from Leiden, students from the study association Leidsche Flesch and 2 invited guests.

The plenary session was given by Bart, with Dieuwertje and Sandra helping out. After Bart’s welcome speech, the STEP_UP Video was shown and then it was explained what we expected participants to do. The online game was shown and tested while discussing. Based on tips and tops the participants wrote on post-it, the game was evaluated.

Workshop participants were very positive about the game’s graphics. They especially liked the animations, illustrations and colouring. They also liked the choice of characters and the fact that you could play the game from different people’s perspectives. Participants named several areas for improvement such as short texts, improvements in translations and in how to motivate participants to play the whole game. Finally, the game was considered a good combination of playful and informative, and participants enjoyed the interlude of mini-games.

At the end of the Event, we discussed the Handbook, the Toolkit for Professionals and the training methodology with the participants.