Escape Rooms have become increasingly popular entertainment experiences in recent years, in which groups of people work together to solve puzzles and escape a locked room in a limited time period. As well as developing teamwork, communication and puzzle-solving skills, these rooms have the potential to embed puzzles that are related to specific disciplines or subject areas to provide a playful way for participants to engage with curriculum content.
The aim of this project was for students to design, develop, and test a series of escape rooms that would be used as part of a programme of outreach to enthuse potential students about different subject areas. The project team were given the basic training and resources to build educational escape rooms, and given opportunities to test and refine their designs.
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