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Watch the Launch Webinar!

In case you couldn’t make it to the live event, the full webinar stream is now available to watch now!

About the Project

The ACES project, funded by the UKRI-ESRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), is building on the empathic and inclusive playful and gameful research and practice of Coventry University’s award-winning GameChangers initiative and its sister initiative – CreativeCulture in Malaysia.

In the ACES project, we are investigating the impact of transformative education through playful approaches and experiences towards developing social resilience, targeting young people in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Aligning with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal on equitable, inclusive quality education, we are developing an innovative pedagogical model and its associated programme of playful, experiential, co-creative, and participatory activities. The ACES model aims to bridge formal and informal educational contexts and spaces towards an inclusive, safe, and resilient society.

Through the community-centred aspect of the approach, young people will be able to develop non-discipline specific capabilities that can sustain them as active life-long learners and contributors to their communities. Teachers and local community groups are engaged in the project to draw on local knowledge and experience, and to extend the co-creation and ownership of the educational process to the community. Project outcomes will be translated into policy and practice recommendations.

Principles

Community

Collaborative and inclusive through empathic participatory approaches

Playful

Experiential learning through playful pedagogy and frugal education

Resilience

Adaptability and persistence through transformative experiences and growth

The webinar includes discussions on the insights from the three countries – Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, to be respectively presented by the project partners from University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo (UMPO), and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). The session will be concluded with insights into our future development and how others can get involved as part of the ACES initiative.

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Project Launch Webinar

Towards a Community-Centred Educational Model for Developing Social Resilience through Play

In this webinar, we will introduce the ACES project that is funded by the UKRI-ESRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). ACES is building on the empathic and inclusive playful and gameful research and practice of Coventry University’s award-winning GameChangers initiative and its sister initiative – CreativeCulture in Malaysia.

Aligning with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal on equitable and inclusive quality education, we are investigating the impact of transformative education through playful approaches and experiences towards developing the social resilience of young people in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Webinar Agenda

Introduction to the webinar and agenda, protocol for Q&A

Prof. Katherine Wimpenny, Theme Lead Intercultural Engagement and Global Education, Coventry University

Introduction to Coventry University

Prof. Richard Dashwood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Coventry University

Opening speech from UKRI GCRF

Dr. Kelsey Shanks, Challenge Leader for Education and Gregory Meredith, Senior Research Portfolio Manager, UKRI GCRF

ACES Introduction

Prof. Sylvester Arnab, Professor of Game Science, Principal Investigator of the ACES project, Coventry University

3 country introduction including scope and focus

Dr. Richard Tomlins, Coventry University

    • Malaysia

      Dr. Jacey-Lynn Minoi & Dr. Fitri Mohamad, University Malaysia Sarawak 

    • Indonesia

      Dr. Fadhli Muhibuddin, Muhammadiyah University of Ponorogo

    • Vietnam

      Prof. Thi Bich Thuy Hoang, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

    Q&A

    Prof. Katherine Wimpenny, Theme Lead Intercultural Engagement and Global Education, Coventry University

    Next Developments for ACES and how people can get involved

    Prof. Sylvester Arnab, Professor of Game Science, Coventry University

    Closing remarks

    Prof. Katherine Wimpenny, Theme Lead Intercultural Engagement and Global Education, Coventry University

    Meet the ACES Team

    The ACES project features the partnership between Coventry University (CU, UK) as the project lead, University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS, Malaysia), Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo (UMPO, Indonesia), and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST, Vietnam), building on the combinations of complementary expertise, experience, and best practices as the basis for the educational research on the ACES pedagogical and practice model.
    Coventry University

    Coventry University

    United Kingdom

    Universiti Malaysia, Sarawak

    Universiti Malaysia, Sarawak

    Malaysia

    Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo

    Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo

    Indonesia

    Hanoi University of Science and Technology

    Hanoi University of Science and Technology

    Vietnam

    Funders

    Contact Details