Fukushima Nuclear Plant as a Synthetic Learning Environment
TimeThursday, 6 December 20189am - 6pm
DescriptionEducation-specific, 3D virtual worlds as simulations – termed Synthetic Learning Environments - are ideal for 21st century learning. An SLE project of the Fukushima Dai’ichi nuclear power plant was designed, modeled, programmed and implemented for education purposes, motivated by the fact that the disaster of March 2011 revealed much about Japan’s lack of preparedness for nuclear accidents. An iterative process of design, make, share and reflect was adopted by the student developers. In Japan, the creative process is termed TKF: Tsukutte つくって; Katatte かたって; Furikaeru ふりかえる.