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Veranstaltungen von Dr. Yann Boulestreau


Lehrveranstaltungen

Serious gaming to foster sustainability transition. The case of the agroecological transition of agrifood system. Group 1 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Yann Boulestreau

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 18.10.2021 - 04.02.2022 | C 7.320

Inhalt: Summary: This course will provide you with the know-how required to develop serious game based workshops with real-world stakeholders to support their transition toward sustainability. It will be illustrated by cases of sustainability transitions of the agricultural and food sectors, and then will provide you with extensive knowledge on this topic. Content: Sustainability issues are often complex problems, characterized by interactions between multiple stakeholders (e.g. farmers, marketing firms, R&D, consumers, policy marker), multiple levels (e.g. field, farm, territory, value chain) and multiple dimensions (socio-cultural, institutional, political, biophysical, technological, economic). Current agrifood system dynamics worldwide, and especially the farming practices, are the main cause of large sustainability issues such as climate change, biodiversity losses and top soil run-off. Yet, the application of the agroecology paradigm [1] offers solutions. For instance, conservation agriculture practices increase carbon storage in the soil and soil biodiversity, and reduce run-off. However, in many cases, the alternative agroecological practices are not widely implemented, even if they outperform conventional practices both economically and ecologically. The alternative practices are confronted to a web of interactions between stakeholders, techniques, artifacts, shared norms, values, paradigms and institutions that hold together and lock out the alternative techniques. Specific methods need to be used to collectively overcome such complex problems and speed up the transition toward agroecology. Serious games have been proven to be very effective for dealing with complex sustainability problems. They enable simulating the problem by representing the main interactions. They are immersive tools that can be used to make the stakeholder-players quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of the problem, shift their point of view and understand better the others’ perspective. They also create a protected space where innovative solutions can be tested with no risk of consequences. Serious games are used by professional facilitators/advisors as well as by researchers. The last ones use them in action-research program to gain a better understanding of the problem under study while trying to find solutions together with the stakeholders. They are currently more and more used to accompany the transition of agrifood systems toward agroecology. During this course, I will provide you with a broad overview on sustainability challenges in agrifood systems and how the application of the agroecological paradigm can help to tackle them. I will also briefly present you the diversity of types of serious games and their use. Then, I will make you test serious games that were designed to tackle sustainability issues. In that way, with my support, you will gain knowledge and competencies on the serious game design process from the problem analysis to the implementation of the game in collective workshops. [1] defined as “the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable agrifood systems”

Serious gaming to foster sustainability transition. The case of the agroecological transition of agrifood system. Group 2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Yann Boulestreau

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 18:15 - 19:45 | 18.10.2021 - 04.02.2022 | C 7.320

Inhalt: Summary: This course will provide you with the know-how required to develop serious game based workshops with real-world stakeholders to support their transition toward sustainability. It will be illustrated by cases of sustainability transitions of the agricultural and food sectors, and then will provide you with extensive knowledge on this topic. Content: Sustainability issues are often complex problems, characterized by interactions between multiple stakeholders (e.g. farmers, marketing firms, R&D, consumers, policy marker), multiple levels (e.g. field, farm, territory, value chain) and multiple dimensions (socio-cultural, institutional, political, biophysical, technological, economic). Current agrifood system dynamics worldwide, and especially the farming practices, are the main cause of large sustainability issues such as climate change, biodiversity losses and top soil run-off. Yet, the application of the agroecology paradigm [1] offers solutions. For instance, conservation agriculture practices increase carbon storage in the soil and soil biodiversity, and reduce run-off. However, in many cases, the alternative agroecological practices are not widely implemented, even if they outperform conventional practices both economically and ecologically. The alternative practices are confronted to a web of interactions between stakeholders, techniques, artifacts, shared norms, values, paradigms and institutions that hold together and lock out the alternative techniques. Specific methods need to be used to collectively overcome such complex problems and speed up the transition toward agroecology. Serious games have been proven to be very effective for dealing with complex sustainability problems. They enable simulating the problem by representing the main interactions. They are immersive tools that can be used to make the stakeholder-players quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of the problem, shift their point of view and understand better the others’ perspective. They also create a protected space where innovative solutions can be tested with no risk of consequences. Serious games are used by professional facilitators/advisors as well as by researchers. The last ones use them in action-research program to gain a better understanding of the problem under study while trying to find solutions together with the stakeholders. They are currently more and more used to accompany the transition of agrifood systems toward agroecology. During this course, I will provide you with a broad overview on sustainability challenges in agrifood systems and how the application of the agroecological paradigm can help to tackle them. I will also briefly present you the diversity of types of serious games and their use. Then, I will make you test serious games that were designed to tackle sustainability issues. In that way, with my support, you will gain knowledge and competencies on the serious game design process from the problem analysis to the implementation of the game in collective workshops. [1] defined as “the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable agrifood systems”