Background of co-organiser
Assistive Learning and Technology Association (ALTA) ALTA is an NGO focusing on the use of assistive technology to help people with special needs.
Heep Hong Society Jockey Club STAR Resource Centre (STAR) Located in Ho Man Tin, STAR is one of Heep Hong’s six parents resource centres. The centre provides one-stop support to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The services that STAR provides include individual and group training for preschool children, homework tutoring and secondary school adaptation programmes for school children, and career counseling and vocational training for youth and adults.
Minecraft is one of the most popular video games among children of all ages. Over 154 million copies of the game have been sold globally, and in the summer of 2018, the monthly user count of Minecraft has reached a staggering 91 million. Minecraft’s unique game mechanics and its popularity among school-aged children have captured the attention of teachers from all over the world. Many teachers have used Minecraft in their classrooms to teach different subjects and skills, and as a means to motivate the students to learn.
This 3-day workshop will give the kids a chance to unleash their creativity and create a world of their own inside Minecraft. And while playing, they will also learn how to work with each other, resolve conflicts and other important social skills. A total of 6 kids with ASD who are studying in mainstream schools, ranging from P4 to F2, will be recruited to join this workshop.
In the project, the students are required to design activities and potential learning outcomes for the workshop. Prepare for the detail rundown of the workshop and conduct it.