Escape rooms are settings where teams of participants solve puzzles and riddles in a closed space with a particular theme to achieve predetermined goals, in a limited amount of time. Like serious-game-based approaches, they put the focus on interactional dynamics outside of the work context with its grown interaction patterns. This provides valuable insights on how teams work together.
Exercises have large potentials for the learning of complex concepts. By discussing these concepts in the context of simple exercises, participants can let go of all the burden of their professional knowledge and concentrate on new concepts.
ESCAPE4HEALTH will create 4 escape room scenarios for multi-professional, experiential training and education in healthcare. These scenarios will be co-designed by healthcare stakeholders, both professionals and students, they will be tested and validated by the participating members.
Scenarios will also be also created for Virtual/Mixed/Augmented Reality environments, allowing remote training. The scenarios will also elaborate on themes related to 2020 pandemic.
New insights gained from the scenarios can and should be linked back to clinical practice. This form of learning is particularly attractive for generation Z students and can become an ideal tool for inter-professional, experiential learning. The novelty in this project is to turn the escape room scenarios into ready-to-use packages that can be used in different contexts.
The material created and the guidance contained will allow a broader community to use escape rooms for different purposes.