Event: Game on! Using games based learning to explore global issues in Transition Year

How can young people learn about issues affecting our world today through games-based learning? What is gamification and what contributions can games-based approaches make in challenging and stirring action in Transition Year spaces on global justice and human rights?

This session will be of interest to: Transition Year coordinators, Transition Unit educators and TY specialists

This 1-hour online workshop will:

  • Provide an introductory space for games based learning
  • Include suggested integration ideas and opportunities in TY programmes and TU developers
  • Explore gamification and what global justice means when introducing educators to games design techniques for using in the classroom as a stimulus for social change
  • Share games for learning that have been developed since the Covid-19 pandemic suitable in learning and education contexts in hybrid contexts
  • Have a Q&A format on how games for learning and game-based design (such as how to design your own games activities
  • Launch a new developmenteducation.ie feature on games and global citizenship education

Date & time: Thurs 26th January 2023 from 4-5pm
Format: online via Zoom
Registration: Register a place today.


  • Stephen Farley, Post Primary Education Officer, Trócaire
  • Paul Keating, lecturer in Creative Studies and Applied Social Science at the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) and author of ‘Using games in youth work for development education’ by the National Youth Council of Ireland
  • Tony Daly, developmenteducation.ie

A joint workshop with Trócaire and developmenteducation.ie