The latest update on what was achieved in April 2021.
We are in the process of redesigning our website. The main goal is to make it easier for teachers to find lesson materials. But this has a drawback on the publication of new posts.
Last weekend I watched an online lecture with the title “How We Got Addicted to Cars” brought by the University of Utrecht. The lecturer was the economist Julia Steinberger, Professor of Social Ecology and Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds.
I took something away from this lecture, that is much more profound to me than our addiction to cars, and very much in tune with the doughnut framework: The Systems of Provision Approach.
The social foundation offers ample possibilities to connect financial and economic literacy, like health, education, food, water, energy and housing. These elements correspond with economic sectors in which students engage now, and will engage more when they take the next step in their lives and have responsibility for their own household budget. That is how we came up with the idea of a series of lessons called ‘Know Your Economy’.
Recently, I had an interesting discussion with a teacher in higher education. He had a classroom discussion about deforestation and his students were rather blasé about the topic. Their standpoint was that if you cut down a tree, you simply replant it elsewhere, so what is the problem. I mean, you can compensate your aviation kilometers too by planting trees, or not?
The last few weeks I have been deep into footprints in general and the water footprint in particular. It feels like I have to climb out of the rabbit hole. But not until I shared the Water Scarcity Atlas with you.
As you may have understood from my previous posts, I am in the process of describing an industry from the perspective of the doughnut framework. This is part three.
About two weeks ago I made a start with describing an industry from a doughnut perspective. In this post I focus on the waterfootprint of cotton.
Two weeks ago I was fortunate to participate in the first game design session of a game based on Doughnut Economics, that has the working title Seeds. The design of the game is now in full swing. Last week I told you I wanted to share a few things about the project, and I shared some Monopoly alternatives with you. Today, I want to go deeper into the question that underlies Seeds.
Last week I was fortunate to participate in the first game design session of a game based on Doughnut Economics, that has the working title Seeds. There are a few things I want to share with you about this project. Today I want to share some board game ideas I picked up in the meeting.