Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-18441
Title: Scientainment for sustainability : the eco-confessional as a new approach for life cycle thinking
Authors : Jaisli, Isabel
Bättig-Frey, Petra
Eymann, Lea
Mariani, Ennio
Stucki, Matthias
et. al : No
Published in : Sustainability
Volume(Issue) : 11
Issue : 20
Pages : 5686
Publisher / Ed. Institution : MDPI
Issue Date: 2019
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Life cycle assessment; Serious game; sustainable behaviour; Scientainment; Sustainability communication
Subject (DDC) : 333.7: Land, recreational areas and energy
Abstract: For educating a wide audience on the environmental impact of their daily life decisions, the Eco-Confessional has been developed as an interactive exhibit and a serious game. In this, the effectiveness of promoting sustainable lifestyles through life cycle thinking was explored. Based upon life cycle assessments, the eco-confessional reveals the environmental impact of eco-sins and good deeds performed in everyday life in a playful way. As the Eco-Confessional was being exhibited, it was evaluated to measure the impact of the new communication format. The goal of the project was to increase sustainable behavior by influencing both the desire and the ability to make sustainable decisions. The evaluation revealed that these goals were mostly achieved. By combining life cycle data with gamification elements, the Eco-Confessional succeeded in implementing a new scientainment approach to environmental education, which promotes life cycle thinking among the public.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.3390/su11205686
10.21256/zhaw-18441
ISSN: 2071-1050
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/18441
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Ökobeichtstuhl
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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