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  • More than 10 students
  • 15 to 30 min
  • English

Resource Description

Instruction file

Sharing resources with future generations(Resource ID: 188)

In a break between two parts of a lecture, each half of the students is offered snacks, but they are informed that the snacks must go around for the other half of the students in the next break as well. The students are asked to design a concept of how to assure some sort of fair division.

This game | simulation | real-life experiment  shows how difficult it is to assure that a group makes only fair use of resources that are available. The attached file

Sharing resources with future generations

describes the setting in more detail and makes some suggestions for the discussion of the exercise.

Integration of Social Stakeholders
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Strength
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Weakness
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Learning Outcomes
Limiting consumption to fair share requires agreements, it does not happen by itself.
Relevance for Sustainability
Obvious.
Related Teaching Resources
No specific previous knowledge / related resources required
Sustainability criteria
  • Holistic thinking
  • Strengthens strategic competence
Preparation Efforts
Low
Preparation Efforts Description
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Access
Free
Assessment
-
Credit/Certification Description
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Funded by
Funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research within the framework of the call "Projekt MINT-Massenf├Ącher" (2011/12)

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Author

Iouli Andreev
Helga Kromp-Kolb

Contact

Helga Kromp-Kolb
helga.kromp-kolb(at)boku.ac.at
This teaching resource is allocated to following University:
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Institution:
Center for Global Change and Sustainability
Date:

License

Creative Commons
BY-NC-SA

Pillars of Sustainability

  • social

Teaching Tools & Methods

  • Game
  • Simulation program
  • Simulation