Academy member Steffi Burchardt, Associate Professor in Geology at Uppsala University, and CEO Anna Wetterbom introduce Expedition Mundus. Click to enlarge. Photo: Annika Moberg/Young Academy of Sweden
On 6 October in the week of the Nobel Prize announcements, Young Academy of Sweden joined the Nobel Teacher Summit, an inspirational day for teachers with Nobel Laureates. The Academy led a session with Expedition Mundus, a game where the scientific method is applied to learn about a new world: Mundus. More photos below!
Members and staff of the Young Academy of Sweden played Expedition Mundus and had a conversation with the participating teachers about the possibilities of using the game as an ice breaker to talk with students about how we know things about the world. Some teachers signed up for future gaming sessions where the Young Academy of Sweden will visit their schools to play. The session also provided a good opportunity for the Academy to spread information about our summer research school Forskarmöten (Research Encounters).
Nobel Teacher Summit 2017 is the first international event to be held by the Nobel Education Network, a global grouping for teachers and school leaders and the core of the Nobel Center’s schools initiative. The initiative builds on the ability of the Nobel Prize to inspire people to seek out knowledge, to ask questions and to attempt to understand and improve the world.
1. The game begins and players sign up their teams and get their first question card. 2. Teams search the “sources”, posters, for answers. 3. Academy member Steffi Burchardt, Nobel Center Director Anna Sjöström Douagi and Academy CEO Anna Wetterbom. Click to enlarge. Photo: Annika Moberg/Young Academy of Sweden
1. Academy members Gustaf Edgren, Marie Wiberg and Sara Strandberg check if the participants answers are correct and can be “published” so others can have use for them, knowledge accumulates through out the game. 2. Gaming in progress 3. After the game a discussion was held about the possibilities for playing Expedition Mundus in the class room. Click to enlarge. Photo: Annika Moberg/Young Academy of Sweden
1. Annika Hedås Falk, Head of Educational Programmes at the Nobel Center, mingles. 2. Mingle and live music. 3. Nobel Chemistry Laureate Ben Feringa. Click to enlarge. Photo: Annika Moberg/Young Academy of Sweden
1. Mingle 2. Live band. Click to enlarge. Photo: Annika Moberg/Young Academy of Sweden