Our colleague FH Prof. DI Dr. Maja Pivec is back from the project meeting in London with our partners from Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom and Croatia discussing the “Things Done” and “To Do” in the Green Games project.
The central aim of this project is to develop an educational digital game in the area of sustainability education targeted at primary and secondary schools.
The main outputs will be a game for mobile devices, a toolkit for teachers and a teacher portal which will allow teachers to monitor student progress and control the release of additional game levels.
Based on a research that all partners contributed to about the state of the art of environmental and sustainable education in the involved partner countries the game contents on food, water and energy waste are produced.
Partners are working to develop the subject-specific, transferable competencies identified in the state of the art report and are structuring these in such a way that they can be integrated and taught through the digital game.
The outcome is a mobile based digital game for primary and secondary school students to help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to promote and actively engage in sustainability within their homes and communities, as aligned with their school curriculum.
A helpful toolkit for teachers will accompany the game. It will contain guides, best practices and associated educational material to help teachers in using the game and in integrating the game in an educational setting. This will present added value to the game and will take the form of animations, video, text documents, graphics, etc. to supplement learning and the game itself.
The project, Promoting Green Skills Through Games, builds from the success of the previous Green Games in Tourism and Hospitality project completed in 2016 where also a team from FH JOANNEUM was involved for piloting and evaluating the game and the dissemination of the project outcomes.
The project runs from 1st of November 2017 to 31th of October 2019 and is funded by the Erasmus+ program.
Text: Anika Kronberger
Photography: Maja Pivec