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Among the most popular board games are those inspired by real social situations. The A* Genius board game is a competitive, active learning experience where a low risk, entertaining, learning environment is created to stimulate development of emotional competence through analysis, synthesis and evaluation of strong emotions and challenging emotional issues.


The game format aims to make this learning an exciting and fun-filled process reducing the stress and anxiety commonly associated with more formal learning processes and, by so doing, enhance understanding and increase retention. Learning results from the carefully designed format, peer interaction, and from facilitator-player interactions and feedback.


Board games are a less threatening mode of instruction and learning, with participants perhaps more likely to actively and usefully engage in the process. They also provide a much less charged atmosphere for dealing with challenging issues.


The A* Genius board game can be a significant, efficacious, cost effective part of any educational strategy to develop, deliver and consolidate learning in emotional health and intelligence within schools, colleges and other places of learning.

Benefits:

1. A* Genius stimulates development of Emotional Intelligence by helping players:


a. Learn how to recognise, identify and respond well to over 100 strong emotional feelings.


b. Memorize and utilize a 6-part strategy for more thoughtful, less impulsive responses to strong emotions.


c. Understand and identify the strong relationships between specific emotions and specific behaviours.


d. Learn to recognise and manage the strong emotions linked to 29 of the most serious issues challenging young people today.

 

e. Increase their emotional vocabularly.

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2. Playing A* Genius builds and maintains Emotional Resilience through 24 amazingly simple activities.

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3. A* Genius supports and enhances educational strategies to develop, deliver and consolidate learning in emotional health.

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4. By equipping young people so that they are less vulnerable to strong emotions and challenging encounters, A* Genius helps advance safeguarding and child protection.

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5. Tutors using the A* Genius board game to facilitate learning in emotional intelligence and resilience are supported via a range of downloadable resources HERE.

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