Michele di paola – Save the world but don’t walk to the school

What is common in ancient theatre and online games?

How can we make use of the developments of the digital world?

What does it mean that education is broken compared to games?

About our guest: Michele di Paola is a youth worker, trainer, facilitator active locally in Italy and internationally. He has a wide knowledge and experience of digital tools and digital youth work. He is also one of the professionals leading the conversation on related topics and working for increasing the awareness of digital competencies of youth workers. He is passionate about games and gamification, digital tools in outdoor activities, nature, rites of passage, and storytelling. He has a lot of experience in the field of digital creativity (co-designed the course DIG IT UP! on the topic).


Michele’s blog / HandShaKing: https://www.dipaola.me/en/

Michele’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/handshakingblog/

A trailer of the video game mentioned in the episode: This war of mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxf1seOpijE

About the host: Árpád Bárnai is a trainer and youth worker on a local and international level. He is one of the leaders of the Academy of Experience. He worked in a Hungarian foster home for 5 years, and since then is in charge of the training and development of professionals supporting others within our organization. He works as an outdoor trainer, brief coach, wilderness first responder.

Email: arpad.barnai@elmenyakademia.hu