Economic education and serious play: a duo that goes hand in hand

Economic education has not been systematically taught in secondary school for several years in Quebec. Given the growing interest in the gamification of learning and the importance given by the training program to transversal skills and interdisciplinarity, the use of a serious game could however improve the situation.

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Economic education has not been systematically taught in secondary school for several years in Quebec. Given the growing interest in the gamification of learning and the importance given by the training program to transversal skills and interdisciplinarity, the use of a serious game could however improve the situation.

The developing project "Tooniie Land" is an adventure leading players aged 10 and over to a world where they must help the king bring prosperity back to his island. This educational video game aims to allow players to familiarize themselves with concepts related to savings, debt, consumption, mutual aid, entrepreneurship and ethics, in particular.

"I grew up without receiving any financial education and it was the same for my parents," explains the Quebec entrepreneur behind the project, Windor Dorméus, of Simiixi Creation. “Today, having reached adulthood and with family responsibilities, I quickly realized that it is important to know how to manage your money, which has often been hard earned.

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According to statistics relayed by the company, 20 % of young high school graduates will earn more than 100,000 $ per year within 10 years. In addition, 50 % of graduates are already in debt when they leave high school.

“I grew up with a great love for video games and I believe that now is the time to play more seriously,” concludes Mr. Dorméus. If you are also of the opinion that it is important to educate young people in the realities of personal financial management and wish to support the project, know that it is currently in progress. crowdfunding campaign.

The game will be available on different platforms (iPhone, iPad, Android and PC).

To find out more, also read the article by journalist Yves Therrien, published on February 21 in the daily Le Soleil, “ Demystifying the basics of finance through gambling ".

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Audrey Millerhttps://ecolebranchee.com
General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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