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Development of a Computer Game "Ecopoly" for Education on Relationship between Environment and Economy
- Komuro, Tasuya (Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University) ;
- Matsumoto, Toshiyuki (Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University)
- Received : 2011.06.02
- Accepted : 2011.09.01
- Published : 2011.12.01
It is necessary for humans who have been facing environmental problems to build a sustainable society in which economic activities coexist with nature. To realize such goals, it is essential to promote and enhance environmental education, and to raise global awareness of environmental issues. As a preceding study, a board game "Ecopoly" based on the Kyoto protocol and the estate dealings game, was developed and the validity of environmental education was verified. This study further aims to develop a computer game "Ecopoly", based on the board game which enables us to learn the relationship between environmental problems and economic activities, and to learn more about environmental problems. This computer game enables to concentrate on it by automatic complicated calculations, and to get a higher visual effect compared with the board game. Experimental testing of the game was conducted with 13 college student subjects, and the validity of the game was verified.
Environmental Problem;Environmental Education;Computer Game;Ecopoly
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