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Workshop Role Play Games
Monday May 1, 2017 Image: Project research team
All day event


Wageningen UR Campus – Atlas Building
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
Wageningen, 6708 PB Netherlands
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Wageningen UR

In the context of the GCP-2 “ALEGAMS” project, the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing is organizing a workshop “Role Play Games for learning and for better understanding of environmental challenges”.

Please download the flyer for more background information and details on the workshop.

Please download the report of the workshop.

Format and deliverables

The workshop is designed as a full day event consisting of thematic sessions and hands-on activities where research and practice in Role Play Games (RPG) in the context of transformative change and social learning will be discussed and experienced. Practitioners in RPG will be invited to share their views, outline knowledge needs, and participate in the discussion of prospective deliverables. As an outcome of this event we envisage the development of joint products for academic audiences (e.g. edited volume and/or journal articles), but also products meant to contribute to non-academic dialogue and outreach (e.g. such as summary sheets, media articles and blogs). Also, the event might serve as a platform to develop and share ideas which can be pursued as part to future proposal to open calls.

Preliminary programme

9.00 – 9.15 Welcoming participants and introducing the activities
Presenting participants
Session 1: RPG as an Intervention
Coffee break & networking
Session 2: RPG and validation research
Lunch & further networking
Session 3: Hands-on a RPG
About 2,5 hour play
Wrap-up of afternoon session: reflecting and exploring the potential of RPG as intervention

Workshop organization

The workshop is co-organized by the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing and the Chairgroup of Aquaculture & Fisheries of the Wageningen University & Research as part to the GCP-2 ALEGAMS project, a collaboration between Wageningen University, Can Tho University (Vietnam) and IUCN funded under NWO-WOTRO.

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