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The Agents of Change Toolkit (ACT) project has developed a toolkit (including a range of serious games) that helps teachers and schools to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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What Am I? – completed game

What Am I? This is a game about cultivating empathy in early years and primary-aged children using an experiential learning approach, which involves recognizing, enacting and conceptualizing emotions, as well as creating and narrating stories focusing on their emotional aspects. The game is provided in two designs to better address the needs and skills of […]

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1.5Max Schools Summit – activities guide

1.5Max Schools Summit This series of activities was developed as a 3-day event for secondary pupils to run at the time of COP26 (though the activities can also be run individually). Pupils learn about what has been done to combat climate change in the past, analyse the current situation and make suggestions on what the […]

The Aha Moment – completed minigame

The Aha Moment This is an ongoing, gamelike activity for school staff, aimed at identifying potential areas of change in the school environment by gathering and combining information about the school’s current situation. The overall purpose of this game is to help integrate and recognise a change activity within the whole school curriculum. This activity […]

Take Memories, Leave Footprints – completed minigame

Take Memories, Leave Footprints This playful activity helps to increase the benefit and demonstrate the value of outdoor learning within the whole school curriculum by the collaborative co-creation of an artwork on school grounds which links the use of an outdoor learning space with the conventional school setting. The overall purpose of this game is […]

EvaluationBusters – completed game

EvaluationBusters This game is adapted from a well-known game show. It uses a playful approach to swiftly generate meaningful and rewarding prompts for self-evaluation which are then explored in further depth. The overall purpose of this game is for evaluation of success to become a positive, joint and reflective experience for teachers and team leaders/managers. […]

Sustainability Subject Swap – completed minigame

Sustainability Subject Swap During this playful activity, teachers from different subjects work together to generate creative ideas for sustainability teaching. The game is specifically intended to support teachers directly, recognising that top-down approaches to sustainability in classrooms are often slow, and that many teachers are extremely motivated to bring sustainability ideas into their classrooms, but […]

Workshop 4 – save the date!

It’s time for our final workshop where you will have the opportunity to examine and contribute to the draft Toolkit before it is finalised. Educators and school leaders can give their feedback on the content of the toolkit as well as how it is presented both asynchronously using a feedback form and in person at […]

ACToolkit Workshop 3: Co-design of games for achieving change

ACToolkit Co-design Online Workshop 3 25th March at 4pm – 6pm Are you a teacher or educational practitioner who wants to make a change in your school?  Change towards the SDGs The Agents of Change Toolkit project (https://teacher-act.net/) is developing a Toolkit that helps teachers, schools, and other learning environments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals […]

Invitation to ACToolkit Co-design Workshop for achieving change

ACToolkit Co-design Online Workshop 2 30th Nov at 4pm – 6pm Are you a teacher or educational practitioner who wants to make a change in your school?  Change towards the SDGs The Agents of Change Toolkit project (https://teacher-act.net/) is developing a Toolkit that helps teachers, schools, and other learning environments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals […]

A toolkit for change – user needs analysis

Co-design activities within the ACT project were run in September 2020 to glean an insight into what our stakeholders want out of a toolkit for change. The below diagram summarises the issues, barriers, and solutions presented by the teachers, educational leadership, policy experts, game-based learning experts, and researchers that attended Workshop 1 and Seminar 2. […]

Reflections from ACT Workshop 1

The purpose of the workshop was to meet with teachers and educational specialists to talk about examples of change processes (big or small) that would feed our process of developing the toolkit and serious games. In the session we were interested in the process of change such as negotiating and agreeing what needs to change […]

Dates finalised for Workshop 1 and Seminar 2

Workshop 1 will take place on 17th Sept between 4pm and 6pm BST. This workshop is aimed primarily at teachers and school leadership, please check out the event page here and get in touch if you would like to participate. Seminar 2 will take place the week after and use the information gained at Workshop […]

Catch up with Seminar 1 with recorded presentations now available

Recordings of all three main presentations are now available from the Seminar 1 page. There are also PDFs of each presentation available for download. These videos show the 3 main sections of Seminar 1 but do not capture the discussion – a written report for the whole seminar is available which summarises the issues more […]

ACT Toolkit Project Seminar 1 Report

17th March 2020 via Collaborate Ultra webinar Welcome: Nataša Pantić, Daisy Abbott and programme team The purpose of today’s seminar was to situate the project within a global perspective.  As the project develops over the coming months, we will consider how schools and teachers respond to these global agenda issues.  It was emphasised that this […]

Seminar 1 will be delivered online

Due to COVID19 we will deliver the seminar Thinking globally, ACTing locally towards the achievement of SDGs in education entirely online. If you have registered for this event please check your email for further details throughout today (16th March). We have also had to make some adjustments to the programme as a result, again further […]