Exergames for social inclusion of refugees

Exergames for social inclusion of refugees2018-01-20T09:55:34+00:00

Project Description

Exergames for social inclusion of refugees

An exploration on how an ice-skating exergame can overcome social barriers and facilitate social interactions between refugee children and Dutch children in a school setting.

The purpose of this study was to get insight into how exergames (digital games combining exercise with game play) can contribute to foster playful interactions and thereof promote intercultural social interactions during game play among refugees and Dutch children in a school class setting. We conducted observations of exergames sessions and after the play sessions we asked the children about how they experiences the exergame and collaborating in the game.

PARTNERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROJECT

Academia

Utrecht University

Erasmus University

Groningen University

University Medical Center Groningen

Government

Business

Community

Elementary schools