Gaming in education

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)


Topic: The Climate Game is a proven concept that has been played around the world at for example PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell, the London School of Economics, and the Arab Bank. The game aims to simulate the impact of industries on climate change and the tragedy of the commons. The goal is to reach consensus, make binding decisions and work towards a sustainable climate. Within BUas we play this game with all our students and it is at the core of our sustainability course. Within this talk I will show case the added value of games about abstract subjects like climate change and how it complements more traditional ways of learning. Call to action: My call to action is to build in games like this in your curricula. Contact us— Hans Rakels, the Board member of Perspectivity, if you want to know more about the game; or me, if you want to know how to link this to education. Bio: Nick van Apeldoorn is a researcher and lecture for Breda University of applied sciences in the Netherlands. In his work, he focuses on inclusive mobility and digitalisation of cities. He is also a board game fanatic and serious game designer. Within Breda University of applied sciences, he combines his passion for board games with his research and education activities.
Period20 Apr 2021
Event titleTRB climate
Event typeOther
LocationSan Jose, United States, CaliforniaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • games
  • education
  • learning
  • climate approach