The quiz consists of eight topic presentations, each containing four questions. In each presentation, every question is followed by detailed background information.
The quiz gives an introduction to the topic of 'sustainability' and can be used to assess pre-existing student knowledge. By dividing sustainability into eight topics, the variety, complexity and inter-connectedness of sustainability issues are demonstrated. Additionally, this division enables the teacher to split up the quiz, utilizing individual topics. Additional information on each topic is provided in a separate document to aid the formation of individual lectures.
The evocative questions aim to generate interest for sustainability, and the necessity of sustainable politics, economy or individuals. The detailed background information can serve as a basis for discussion, potentially inspiring users to further research a given topic.
The available material consists of eight PowerPoint presentations that can be used separately or as a whole. In addition, there is a fact sheet with further information and a short bibliography for every topic. The listed literature contains reports, articles and books that can be used for self-study.
Depending on the time available, the quiz can be shortened or extended by addressing more or less topics, and discussing them more or less intensively.
The quiz can cater for both small and large groups - it is flexible. A smaller group allows for a more in depth discussion.
The quiz doesn't require any previous knowledge. Hence it can be applied for both introducing the topic of sustainable development and deepening existing knowledge.
The eight presentations can be merged to a single presentation. At the same time each one can be presented individually. The presentations can be edited by adding or deleting information, so that they may fulfil the requirements and desires of teachers and students.
PLEASE NOTE: Currently, only the material on the economy is available. If you are interested in one of the other seven topics (biodiversity, demography, energy, nutrition, society, climate and water), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive the material promptly. Thank you!