Games Teaching . . . Health and Safety?

Deisgning games to teach maths? How about health and safety? Not exactly aiming for the top of the charts, are you?

Well, math games have already busted through the charts on Nintendo’s DS, and now some folks in Michigan are bringing a similar sensibility to the PSP.

But Health and Safety? Yeah. It’s happening. And it sounds like an interesting project.

Researchers at Nottingham Trent Uni are starting a £294,000 project to develop games that will teach disadvantaged youth new skills.

GOAL.NET will use a series of interactive computer games to develop basic vocational skills such as travel training, communication support’ CV writing, job search, work experience, health and safety training, employment rights and benefits advice.

Their focus is particularly on engaging people with learning difficulties or disabilities, which makes the project very interesting in my opinion.

But don’t take my word for it, check out their official release.

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