•SGs are effective tools for enhancing lifelong learning. •Before adoption specific attention should be given to SGs selection. •SGs should allow appropriate personalization of learning paths. •SGs impact should consider both cognitive and affective/behavioral aspects. •SGs can be considered suitable means to contribute to develop Human Capital.
Abstract Serious Games (SGs) are increasingly being used in formal educational settings and it is almost universally acknowledged that they have strong potential for bringing innovation to education and for enhancing learning, this way also contributing to the development of Human Capital. This paper proposes some reflections on the usefulness and effectiveness of SGs when used in formal learning contexts. The considerations are derived from a set of SG-based educational experiences carried out in three European countries: Italy, Spain and Romania. The paper briefly summarizes the key aspects of the three research experiences and, by referring to the main lessons learnt, it also draws some general conclusions as to the potential of SGs to support the development of Human Capital both from the cognitive and from the affective/behavioural standpoint.
Keywords Human Capital Serious Games Formal education Technology enhanced learning Game-based learning Learning scenarios. that is all for now i hope to be back by next week to have more discussion on this topic.
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The EU's 2020 Strategy is focused on three area of growth: smart, sustainable and inclusive that couldn't be achieved without major contribution of skills, knowledge or value of people, common knew as human capital. It is difficult to believe that these goals could be realized without a good education and training system, a large diffusion of knowledge in manufacturing services, a creative industries and a great effort to create a research-intensive economy. Using a panel methodology, the paper tried to reveal the role of human capital as a factor of the growth and to argue that the slow investment in human capital should influence the sustainable development of the countries.
Keywords Human capital economic growth panel model.. THANKS ALL.