Escape Room Enhanced Multi-professional Healthcare Training and Education

01/11/20 to 31/08/23

Escape rooms are settings, where teams of participants solve puzzles and riddles in a closed space with a particular theme to achieve predetermined goals, in a limited amount of time. Like serious-game-based approaches, they put the focus on interactional dynamics outside of the work context with its grown interaction patterns. This provides valuable insights on how teams work together. Exercises have large potentials for the learning of complex concepts. This form of learning is particularly attractive for generation Z students and can become an ideal tool for inter-professional, experiential learning. The novelty in this project is to turn the experimental set-ups into ready to use (or ready to adapt packages) that can be used in different contexts. ESCAPE4HEALTH aims at creating scenarios for multi-professional, experiential training and education in healthcare; scenarios will also elaborate on themes related to pandemic. Escape rooms exploiting these scenarios are installed and set up in consortium institutions. Scenarios are also created in virtual/mixed/augmented reality environments allowing remote/distance training, thereby enabling mitigation of training in cases of pandemics. ESCAPE4HEALTH explores the potential role of Escape Rooms in healthcare curricula and provides curricula enrichments and innovations to multi-professional education.

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