E-sports as an elective: Swisscom offers teaching materials

The Swiss telecommunications company provides digital teaching material for students in 7th to 9th grade.

Swiss schools that want to offer the elective subject “Gaming and E-Sports” can now use Swisscom teaching materials free of charge. The telecommunications company has developed digital teaching aids for students in the 7th to 9th grades.

The teaching material is intended to provide basic knowledge about the meaning and mechanics of games, to inform about the business models of the industry, to sensitize students to their own gaming behavior and to impart media skills. After all, more than 70 percent of young Swiss players played regularly, Swisscom announced .


Eight modules

The teaching aids are divided into 8 modules. Module 1 introduces genres and types of play, the second module the history of video games and the third is intended to promote skills and abilities. Module 4 provides information on device types and platforms, the fifth module on “Gaming as a Profession” and Module 6 on how e-sport is organized and what jobs it offers. Module 7 deals with the opportunities and risks of gaming and module 8 deals with “Tips and tricks for a relaxed approach to gaming”.

The teaching materials are intended to promote and develop the skills of the young people, which are also provided for in the common curriculum 21 of the German-speaking cantons. In Switzerland, in addition to compulsory subjects, students can choose electives and compulsory electives from various areas according to their personal interests. In curriculum 21, among other things, “media and computer science” is provided as an optional subject. Lecturers who want to familiarize themselves with the teaching unit can attend introductory workshops at Swisscom.


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