There’s an exciting innovation in climate and sustainability education, that is beginning to grow in Australia.
They are a gamified form of learning dense material. The originator is a French professor who was concerned that in his university courses on Climate, students were not willing to read the very long reports coming from the IPPC.
As an alternative he lightened up the material by designing it to be covered in a pack of cards – with images and data – to be used in groups of 6-8 people. It is an interactive, engaging and fun form of learning.
The process involves the combination of input from the facilitator, discussion among the group about information on the cards, and the task of connecting the cards in laying them out on a table, to show the causes of environmental problems and effects of human existence on the planet.
Here is a description of what happens at the Climate ‘Fresk’ event.
- Leveraging the power of collective intelligence and creativity, you will work as a team to rebuild the climate system with 42 cards, each representing an element of the system.
- After building your collage, you will have an opportunity for a productive collective discussion on solutions and actions.
- Getting to grips with the science will help you unlock creative solutions and communicate better with people around you about climate change.
Transition Bondi is pleased to be hosting some of these events – online and face to face. And we want to spread the word!
For more information or to organise a workshop for your community group, contact Mylene Turban ([email protected]).
*For Australian event, here over to this page.