International Diplomacy Games for Environmental Learning

International Diplomacy Games for Environmental Learning

Lev Horodyskyj, Founder, Science VoicesHIGHER EDUCATION

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In this session, we will discuss our experience in developing a role-playing game for exploring environmental challenges, which includes students from multiple universities from around the world participating in the game simultaneously. We will discuss the structure of the curriculum, how we collaboratively develop the learning objectives, the evaluation method, and the integration of the games into broader community projects. With several full-blown offerings now under our belt, we'll be able to expand on what we discussed in 2021, including using this approach as a model for short-term inter-university collaborative experiences.

Attendee Benefits

Attendees will learn about the promises and pitfalls of this approach and how it can be implemented in their home institutions. We think our approach (six week role-playing game followed by community group projects that can extend for months afterwards) is an interesting model that allows us to work with multiple academic calendars around the world, giving students an international enrichment opportunity even when course calendars don't exactly line up. The community project model afterwards gives students an experience in implementation that allows them to further develop their skills beyond the role-playing game and transfer them to solving real world problems while solidifying relationships they established during the games.

Thu 12:00 am - 12:00 am