Exploring the Potential of mInecrafT in prObleM basEd curricula

The goal of this project is to support the use of digital learning spaces by European educators as a means to help them continue to deliver through virtual classrooms Problem Based Learning (PBL) activities that were until now offered only through physical collaboration in classrooms.
The objectives of the project
By facing the problem caused by the COVID pandemic which affected more than 1.6 billion children and youth in 161 countries due to school closures, the EPITOME project comes with the solution to use Minecraft is an ideal digital learning environment for delivering independent or guided learning experiences, on distance or at classes. The project will explore language teaching within the engaging and creative context offered by the world of Minecraft where children already spend significant amount of time playing. Let’s give them purpose!
Support the use of digital learning spaces by European educators to improve the virtual education experience.
Improve educator competence in the use of tools like Minecraft for educational purposes
Creation of an EPITOME Minecraft world as well as associated guides, instructional material, and a handbook.
Building the EPITOME Foundry, constituting a community of practitioners to share knowledge and experience.
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Kick-off meeting held online

The EPITOME project kicked off on the 1st of July 2021 with a virtual meeting during which the partners discussed all aspects of the project and decided upon the workplan for the next months... read more

Methods for delivering Project Based Learning experiences through Minecraft

The document which describes methods for delivering remote Project Based Learning experiences in Minecraft has been published within the EPITOME project... read more

The second project meeting

On January 31, 2022, the EPITOME partners met virtually to discuss the status of the deliverables comprising the first intellectual outputs of the project and agree upon the actions for their finalisation... read more

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Inception and creation of the EPITOME Minecraft world

EPITOME partners have conceptualized the Minecraft world which will support the delivery of the educational challenges. 

The EPITOME world and accompanying resources and mods to support the implementation of the elaborated PBL challenges are currently being built challenge by challenge and is based on the specifications for delivering PBL challenges as elaborated in the context of the project

The EPITOME Minecraft world will provide the thematic environment in which all activities will take place.

Each EPITOME challenge has a primary objective and it features also extensions in the form of additional challenges to complete once achieving the primary objective. All the challenges currently being implemented inside the Minecraft Education environment will be packaged under a single collection.

The custom world comprises an engaging map that is created specifically for EPITOME using relevant layers and biomes and by extending Minecraft’s biomes when necessary. The map will also feature annotations and custom terrain layers. 

Each time instructions about a challenge will be provided and then the educational scenario unfolds under which the student needs to execute correctly a series of tasks. Each task conveys knowledge related to the theme of the challenge. 

For more information visit the project website: epitomeproject.eu


CIVIC (coordinator)

CIVIC is helping businesses succeed through effective, usable technology by combining our expertise in user experience design, development and hosting to provide digital solutions that work.

CONNECT International

CONNECT is an international network based in Brussels, created to serve as a connection point among different stakeholders working with digital rights and digital agenda, as well as connecting the digital technologies with social work.

HeartHands Solutions

HeartHands is a dynamic consultancy offering a vast range of services bridging the gap between the commercial and public/EU funding ecosystems. 

Learning Seed

Learning Seed is a Greek human-focused NGO aiming to provide hands-on support to socially vulnerable and marginalized groups and people in need, through the provision of trainings that establish equal access to educational opportunities. 


Observal was created in 2008 as a thematic webportal for the monitoring and analysis developed in Spain on the procedures for recognition of professional competences acquired through work experience and/or non-formal and informal training paths.

Taran Consulting

Taran Consulting is a French business consulting agency supporting transformation of public and private organizations and territories through innovation and digital, created in March 2015. 

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