Interactive Software Federation of Europe

Handbook for Teachers

The Handbook for Teachers is part of the Games in Schools project that ISFE entrusted to European Schoolnet. Written by Dr. Patrick Felicia, researcher at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland, the handbook is intended for teachers interested in using video games in their lessons. It provides the necessary information to understand the educational benefits of digital games and to learn how to use them as educational and motivational resources. After reading the handbook, a teacher should be able to make informed decisions on the choice and use of digital games in the classroom, and obtain all the benefits games can offer. It is written as a practical guide providing references to useful resources such as articles, websites and books where additional information can be found.

The Handbook has been translated in multiple languages and used in various projects around Europe as a tool for teachers who are looking for creative ways to teach their students: