Codename Future and EA Netherlands will be starting a pilot program of the National Nature and Environmental Education on October 21 with ‘The Sims ™ 3 in the class ” The pilot will start with 5 schools in the Netherlands. It’s also a First that a well known videogame, not specifically designed as educational material, is used in education.
The learning environment Codename Future is a series of lessons built on sustainability based on The Sims ™ 3. Young people in year 2 and 3 of VMBO / HAVO / VWO, aged 13 and 16 years old, will study the nature and environmental themes of water, energy, green, waste, CO2 and their interrelatedness. With the purchase of sustainable products in The Sims ™ 3 for the students to a global balance between energy, water, and green waste.
With the project ‘The Sims ™ 3 in the class’ Codename Future brings a creative, innovative and fun way to NME to offer. Games play an important factor in the lives of 13 to 16 year olds, The Sims ™ 3 offers excellent opportunities for deployment in education. The Sims ™ 3 is a popular video game that allows players to create an environment and life therein can control.
Our 4 FA’s, Kyta, Mutske, AnoeskaB and Angela have contributed to this project by making a number of Objects to add to the game in order for the students to be able to place this into their game and hopefully help them choose the way to be “green”.
The first set has been published today by Angela. The remaining two sets will go up during the weekend.*
Our friends over at Sims 3 Nieuws who also participated has published their creations here.
* De sets op TSR zijn gratis maar je moet wel lid zijn van de site.
PS: een interview met Angela komt later vanmiddag online hier op S3N.