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One of the primary objectives of our project is to understand elements of Learning Games in the light of an (alternative) discourse that will enable us to introduce new concepts to learn better how to use Games for Learning.

For us, the partnership of the European project Learning Games, this discourse is a necessary contribution to a more efficient use of games in learning processes as well as the basis for a creative approach to learning in Adult Education. Having completed the first phase of the project, the need for a much deeper theoretical approach became evident.

To make the best use of the possibilities and limitations of the project we decided that each project partner will develop ideas about one particular topic and then submit them to a group discussion, leaving open the possibility for other partners to comment and contribute converging or diverging ideas to it.

Since the partnership represents many different traditions of education and concepts in the teaching and learning processes, and given the fact that we are using a form of Global English for our communication, we have to emphasise the essential concepts of each topic rather than expanding in the rhetoric aspects. This mixture of "Educational Cultures" is our best asset to help understand the attitude towards the use of games in adult education in Europe today.

Five topics have been proposed by the project promotor:

1. Achieving a better, wider characterization of Games for Learning.
2. Exploring ways for establishing standard parameters of evaluation.
3. Defining contexts in the game interaction.
4. Boosting motivation.
5. “Learning from each other” to achieve learning quality.

As we keep working on these ideas, we have to bear in mind that as an „exchange of good practices" the project „Learning Games“ addresses questions of how the experience can be best communicated, providing other educators and trainers with tools to realize their own practice.

To succeed in finding good ideas and best solutions when critical issues arise is the challenge we face in the last phase of the project.

If you are not a member of our partnership but are interested in the development of the work, please register or send us an email, (or both). Texts and other developments are not going to make public until the end of the project, but we will more than happy to include anyone interested in the dialogue.