Project title: Game-Based Learning on Urban Sustainability
Duration: 24 months (01/10/2017-30/09/2019)
Description: Based on the fact that sustainable development is among the grand challenges of the next decades, SUSTAIN project identifies the need of not only raising awareness, but also acquiring a sustainability literacy, in the sense of a functional education that will provide the necessary skills and motives to cope with the challenges of and contribute to sustainable development. The project introduces the notion of sustainability literacy into the curriculum of higher education and especially to the students of Business Administration who form the pool from which future policy makers will come from. The course/sustainability literacy will explore all dimensions of sustainability, the main relations that determine their behavior and the formalization of the mathematical skills that will allow the students to structure a problem, identify the parameters that will determine its solution, solve it and check for robustness. Furthermore, the project will develop an innovative and hybrid course. The course avoids the purely analytical style of education that is currently used in modern schools and universities and favors a more experiential, student-centered and hybrid approach.
Objectives: The objective of the SUSTAIN project is to commence and promote sustainable literacy among students of higher education (and young people in general) through an innovative and student-centered education. To achieve this objective, we will design, develop and implement a course to be taught in students of higher education; a course hybrid in nature, as it will combine game-based learning with an analytical style of education.
HIT key role and responsibilities:
- Collects and analyses best practices for sustainable urban transport interventions
- Develops the “Ebook on transportation sustainability”, that will be part of a course taught in Universities
- Contributes in the development of SUSTAIN game, an awareness raising tool for sustainability
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