New pedagogical tools about "Climate change" & Environmental issues: Making our students tomorrow citizens fully understanding globaly and acting locally, through systemic modeling and serious games

-"Climate change" effects are becoming increasingly apparent worldwide. In spite of large media coverage and efforts of dissemination of the scientific community, like IPCC, real understanding of "Climate change" causes and effects, as well as of the necessary mitigation process to deal with it, appears to be still low or confused among school students. -This group is aiming at sharing experiences between european colleague of the use modern pedagogical tools offered by "dynamic systemic" approach , as simplified modelling / simulation softwares and "serious games" to increase knowledge of students of any age, in order to be active citizens, both on a global and local level in these issues. “Dynamic Systemic” can be briefly summarized as a methodology to frame, understand, and discuss complex issues and problems, through modeling and simulating; Starting long time ago with the famous , and complex…, systemic dynamic model of the Earth made in 1972 by Donella & Dennis Meadows and presented in their “The Limits to Growth”. This approach has evolved into numbers of simplified tools & methods now usable in education, specially relevant to the environment and climate change issues Main benefits of “Dynamic Systemic” approach can be summarized in making think about “feedback loop”, “accumulation of flows into stocks” and “time delays” in everyday life as well as in environment issues, three aspects of everyday lifeas well as nature facts which are usely poorly and rarely discussed and really taught at school, although it would be very useful to be taught to better understand the nowadays complex world.

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