The Entrepreneurial Game Plan for Young People with Convictions - Lightning Talk

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


This study aims to address one of the most relevant social problems; to create a pathway out of offending for young people with convictions (YPWC). In Scotland the number of young people not in employment, education, or training is 9.6% which is even worse for YPWC, due to the fact that they don’t have the skills or education required to lead them to a sustained employment.
The advent of mobile technologies and gaming in the past decade coincided with a significant decrease of offending in Scotland. Games are considered powerful teaching structured tools capable to engage students and improve their quality of learning. Additionally, a social enterprise has been identified as an efficient model for helping disadvantaged people and reintegrating them in the labour market
By addressing this problem on a multidisciplinary point of view, the research proposes a new programme named "The Entrepreneurial Game Plan for Young People with Convictions". The aim is to develop a pathway out of offending for YPWC through meaningful structured activities embedded in an education and mentoring programme grounded in an active learning approach. The programme will provide the YPWC with computer games development, peer-mentoring, and social enterprising skills. The suitability of this programme was explored by conducting a primary research on Scottish institutions that work with YPWC. The YPWC themselves were then involved in the design of the programme using focus groups. During the lightning talk we will present and discuss the programme development and give insight in what YPWC expect from it.
Period28 Jun 2018
Event titleAnnual Learning, Teaching and Research conference
Event typeConference
LocationPaisley, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational