Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 45/2018

CityQuest & 'Caccia al...Tesoro dei Castelli'. La nuova frontiera della divulgazione formato 2.0

Maria Di Nezza (a), Anna De Santis (a) & Giuliana D'Addezio (a,b)
(a) National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Via di Vigna Murata, 605, 00143, Rome, Italy. (b) Director of the Rocca di Papa geophysical museum, Via dell'Osservatorio, 42, 00040, Rocca di Papa, Rome, Italy. Corresponding author e-mail:

Volume: 45/2018
Pages: 17-22


CityQuest is the new didactic-game application proposed and tested during the ScienzAperta2016 event at the inauguration of the new part of the Geophysical Museum of Rocca di Papa. The application executed on the tablet offers a new version 2.0 of Treasure Hunt game. The educational path takes place across scientificdissemination exhibits and educational games of geophysical interest to explore and deepen the topics of Treasure Hunt. The Treasure Hunt is performed inside the museum building: the game session starts with a short explanation, then a set of provided clues is given to easily reach the desired goal; after that, reading a Qr code allows hunting to advance to the treasure. The CityQuest application takes into account the time taken to complete the game, the number of correct answers, and the number of clues used. The Treasure Hunt 2.0 can be inserted inside a constantly open process to seek new learning situations and relationships that permit both insertion and integration. The emotional and cognitive involvement of the group fits perfectly within the new ways of learning: students, in small groups, face off in a collaborative way, responsible and united the study and receive feedback, based on the results obtained by the group itself. Achieving a goal, "The Treasure", facilitates a cooperative attitude, rather than competitive, and thus facilitates the relationships between students with or without Specific Learning Disabilities or Disorder (SLD).


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