In the last few weeks, the team at University Erlangen-Nuremberg started the first draft of an e-learning platform and course for teachers who are willing to play the CAVA game with their pupils in school.
The course will give the teachers background information about the topic of adolescent dating violence and the new possibilities of serious games for schools. It will also provide examples of how the CAVA game can be used in school lessons and how teachers can handle questions and problems of adolescents about dating violence. The aim is to prepare teachers to give good lessons about this sensitive topic and encourage them to use the game in class.
As the online course is part of an e-learning platform, the teachers have the opportunity to contact each other. Interactive elements, such as tests and quizzes, are also part of the learning material.
The first version of the course will be ready at the end of September 2011 and can be tested by teachers then. After this, the course will be improved and translated into all partner languages.