Language

Bulgaria

Youth participation by gaming - Minecraft/Minetest as a tool for youth work

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Presenter Tobias Thiel
Title of Tool

Youth participation by gaming - Minecraft/Minetest as a tool for youth work

Method Description/Programme

Minecraft is one of the most popular videogames. Like in Lego you can very easily put different blocks on each other. And people can play together in one virtual world. So you can use it to make youngster talking and discussing about almost every topic. But you can do even more. By copying real worlds in the game you can use it as a tool to make young people participating in the development of their environment – i.e. making own concepts of new City parts or local meeting points. In the workshop we will try out the game, looking on examples from youth work and develop own settings. Beneath Minecraft we will use Minetest – a free and open source clone.