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Core Concepts

ROCKET develops a concept for a ‘Critical Virtual Exchange’ which enables students, lecturers, administrative staff and consortium members to connect online. By implementing the practices of Role-playing Games and Conflict Transformation, online interaction can be innovated, allowing for interdisciplinary collaboration and a change of perspective. As a result, the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be strengthened throughout European Higher Education.

ROCKET addresses the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as its main priority in accordance with the Erasmus+ funding line. With a focus on Higher Education, ROCKET aims to implement DEI standards on all project levels.

Virtual Exchange (VE) illustrates a teaching practice in which students from different cultures and/or locations come together in a digital space over a sustained period of time and jointly engage in educational activities, interaction, and reflection.

Role-playing games (RPGs) are powerful pedagogical tools in which players co-create fictional scenarios while enacting characters. It is commonly used in trainings designed for learners to practice skills in addressing conflict.

Conflict transformation is a perspective that views conflict situations as vital starting points for change processes that positively impact all parties through mutual respect, nonviolent communication, and collaboration.