Edu-fy has launched the Collaborative Global Changemaker Program which is open to schools around the world. In New South Wales, Australia this program is run in partnership with the United Nations Association of Australia NSW Division (UNAA NSW),
The program allows teachers to integrate the pedagogies of project-based learning, game-based learning and social and emotional learning using the frameworks of design-thinking, dialogic techniques and 21st century skills. The issues arising from the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide the basis for the problems that the changemakers will solve.
Schools are invited to register for this changemaker program. Minecraft Education Edition will be used as the medium for peer-to-peer teaching about the issues. It can also be used to create the solution along with other construction tools and games such as Lego.
The aim of the program is to raise awareness amongst students about the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs).
Students from Grades 4-9 will form teams and decide on an issue they want to address. The Grade 7-9 students research the issue and create a challenge for the younger team members to solve. The challenge will include the learning material needed by the Grade 4-6 students in the team to design possible solutions. The older students take a leadership role in guiding the younger team members.
Once a challenge is co-created it will become a valuable resource for teachers to use in their classrooms to teach about the SDGs.
These lessons can be delivered in class or online.