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Serious games for sustainability education

Are you looking for new ways to explore ecosystems and sustainability in your classroom?

Our hands-on workshop will introduce you to Aqua Republica, a serious game which requires students to manage a fictional ecosystem to become familiar with issues of water management and sustainable development.

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Learn how to use this game in your classroom and extend students’ learning by taking part in Eco Challenge, a competitive event for school students which is supported by Curtin’s Centre of Learning and Teaching (CLT). This interdisciplinary project will be relevant to school teachers from years 5-12, with a specific focus on the HASS and science disciplines.

This year the CLT has introduced a small private online course (SPOC) to provide students with experience of the game mechanics of Aqua Republica and to engage them in a variety of relevant topics.

What will you learn through this workshop?

  • Discover Aqua Republica, Eco Challenge and their connections to curriculum.
  • Explore how our SPOC can support and extend learner engagement.
  • Investigate how game-based learning projects support digital learning.

Register for this session

Serious games for sustainability education
Presented by Kim Flintoff

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017

Time: 5pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Building 501, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Cost: Free

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About your presenter

Kim Flintoff is the Learning Futures Advisor within Curtin Learning and Teaching. He develops innovative solutions aligned with the University’s strategic vision of teaching and learning, co-ordinates the Eco Challenge game event and manages the Innovation Studio.

Kim also serves on a number of committees across the University and is a member of the New Media Consortium Panel for Experts for the Australian Technology Outlook for Higher Education (Horizon Report).