SERIOUS PLAY

Using Aqua Republica to enhance learning

This modular, self-paced, online course is designed to help guide facilitators and educators on how to use the Aqua Republica game in water related training and workshops.

We shall look at what is serious gaming and how it can be used to enhance learning as well as to introduce you to an educational game called Aqua Republica. We shall also have a hands-on exercise on how to play Aqua Republica to get you familiar with the tool. Finally, we shall show and guide you on how you can use Aqua Republica to enhance your training or teaching experience.

As part of the course material, you will receive an online facilitator’s guide which consists of detailed information about the game as well as suggested activities to be part of a training course, class or workshop. The guide will also help facilitators link up the generic nature of the game to more local issues. This is done by asking the participants relevant questions and getting them to reflect on what happens in the game and how it relates to their surrounding environment.

COURSE TOPICS

 

  • Module 1: What is serious gaming and how it can enhance learning
  • Module 2: Introduction to the Aqua Republica initiative
  • Module 3: Hands on activity with the Aqua Republica game
  • Module 4: How to use Aqua Republica as part of a class or training activity

 

TARGET GROUP AND PREREQUISITES

Facilitators or professionals who conduct water and environment related training courses or workshops. Teachers or professors who have an interest in using innovative tools as part of their teaching activities.
There are not prerequisites for this course.