Decade of Action, SDGs and Building Sustainability through Educational Games, and Hands-on Activities
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Harita Dhara Research Development and Education Foundation

HRDEF is working on educational Games for Learning Sustainability Concepts, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Youth and Community for couple of years and presented our work at the TECH 2017, 2018 UNESCO MGIEP Global conference, UNESCO ESD 2021. We designed, developed games, hands-on activities for understanding difficult concepts related to sustainable development in an interactive way. Games are unique with their rules, choices, consequences, constraints, good educational games force players to form theories and develop computational thinking. We discuss use of games in school, and after school program for students and youth in different settings as informal education for building sustainability concepts. Games foster collaboration, problem-solving, behavior change, and computational thinking (21st Century Skills). Our focus on how can games introduce various topics (learning experience - climate change, water cycle, energy, waste management), and improvement in learning through games playing. HRDEF inculcate, motivates students for science, technology, engineering, arts and design, mathematics (STEAM) for 21st Century Sustainable living through intelligent interactive learning systems. HRDEF committed to establish processes aimed at educating for sustainable development (ESD), management of environment, water, energy, waste, climate change, and transport issues through involving children, youth, and elders using ICT. HRDEF conduct workshops for teachers, students, community members, and after-school program on the above, participants played Board games on water, energy, disasters, Card game on medicinal plants learning (healthy living), technology supported games, Apps on SDGs, COVID-19, hands-on activities, quiz, model making, projects and other creative forms of expressions increased players motivation towards science, SDGs, and sustainability. Thus, through ESD we are providing transforming learning environments, building capacity of educators, and empowering youth on a local level.

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