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Role Playing in Game Simulations on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

​​​​​​​​Project Summary:

In this GLE project, students from 4 universities from 4 different countries collaborated to learn about renewable energy and climate change. Students reflected on how worldviews connect to an understanding of environmental ethics. Students collaborated with their peers across the world to compare and contrast their environmental worldview. Their GLE assignment focused on two environmental sustainability games played with 10 international teams.

Project Length: 

  • 10 Weeks

Technology Tools Use:

  • Zoom
  • Green screen
  • Qualtrics

Interaction Mode:

  • Asynchronous

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students built intercultural skills for becoming Global Citizens.
  • Students gained interdisciplinary and intercultural experience in environmental sustainability games.
  • Students learned about race, ethnicity, and environmental world views.

Faculty Feedback:

"[The highlight of this GLE was] the participation of students on 4 continents during periods of a natural catastrophe (earthquake in Morocco) and internet failures in Sao Paulo and Navajo Nation. Amazing empathy, intercultural skills, and overall cooperation of students. " ~Kelly Tzoumis

Kelly Tzoumis

Kelly Tzoumis

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: School of Public Service
Course name: LPS 200

Eduardo Liberado

Eduardo Liberado

Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista
Discipline: Engineering
Course name: Civil Engineering

Dario Fazzi

Dario Fazzi

Institution: Leiden University
Discipline: History
Course name: US Water History

Henry Fowler

Henry Fowler

Institution: Navajo Technology University
Discipline: Math
Course name: Math Algebra I

Karima Khalil

Institution: Cadi Ayyad University
Discipline: Climate Science
Course name:Coastal Science


Partner Institutions

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Leiden University
Middleburg, Amsterdam

Cadi Ayyad University
Ethusa, Morocco


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