The project “Get Active – Bound Around!” was developed in the framework of Erasmus+ in response to the increasing digitalization in schools triggered by COVID-19 and the question of how it can be used for learning in different ways. Our goal was to develop three interesting and interactive workshops for teachers and students on different topics related to climate and environmental protection, and to use the digital tool “Actionbound” to bring these topics closer to the students in a playful way. As in times of COVID-19 movement has often been neglected, we decided to include an outdoor walkabout scavenger hunt.
The three different workshops are on food sovereignty and foodwaste, climate justice and an urban rewilding activity. These workshops have been developed with a focus on game-based learning and go hand in hand with the app “Actionbound”.
We believe that this digital tool is particularly interesting for schools because it breaks down the boundaries of the school as a place of learning and opens up to the real environment. In terms of content, “Actionbound” is a very versatile tool. It can contribute to learning success wherever exploration is worthwhile, so environmental topics in particular become tangible for the students.
At the same time, the cooperation in the groups also promotes social competence and the use of mobile devices increases the pupils’ motivation. With our project we want to make a contribution to digitalised learning and playfully impart knowledge about environmental protection to students and combined with a well thought-out story we want to make the learning content exciting for them. This format will work in times of Covid 19, but also beyond this challenging time.
Educators: please find our downloadable Resources at the bottom of the page.
These will help guide you in using the apps with your students.
The content was created by the five environmental organisations GLOBAL 2000 (Austria), NOAH (Denmark), Friends of the Earth Malta (Malta), Za Zemiata (Bulgaria) and Jordens Vänner (Sweden).
According to the objectives of Erasmus+, innovative methods will be developed, tested and adapted relating to:
- learning and teaching methodologies and pedagogical approaches for school education teachers and students
- innovative and open pedagogies in education
- new forms of school learning and providing school education
- development of digital tools and methods for the development of digital key comptences of school education, teachers and staff
- improving digital competences of teachers and students
- innovative ways to incorporate digital online technology into subject-specific teaching
- improving the accessiblity of learning opportunities for students
The consortium consists of six countries and each country brings in its own specific focus and experience in the field of environment and education. Through the partnership severa approaches can be developed and exchanged and the tools can be tested and applied in several countries with different school systems and a different national context.
What are Actionbounds?
“Actionbound” is an app that enables us to develop educational smartphone and tablet rallies for students. These multimedia based hunts are called ”Bounds”. Through these rallies, the students get the opportunity to learn by their own experience, they are in motion and come out of the classroom into the fresh air and discover for themselves the solutions to important environmental problems. In this way their interest in environmental protection is encouraged and they learn what they can contribute to a sustainable future.
The aim of “Get Active – Bound Around” is to develop blended learning activities and online tools and make them available to students and teachers, accompanied by interactive workshops, that can be held by the partner organisations. But the tool and the accompanying materials can also stand on their own and can be downloaded by teachers on the homepages of the partner organisations. Students should be empowered to become active in the field of environmental protection, they have the possibility to recognise that they too can be part of a solution for a sustainable future.
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Escape Game Climate Justice
Help our activists ensure that climate justice is achieved with a new type of economy!
Suggested ages: 16+
Earthbound Hideout Game
Help us rewild Malta’s urban areas!
Suggested ages: 9+
Tomato Rescue Squad Game
Help us save the tomato!
Suggested ages: 9+
Downloadable Resources for Teachers and Educators
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