GREENIFY: A Real-World Action Game for Climate Change Education

TitleGREENIFY: A Real-World Action Game for Climate Change Education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLee, JJ, Ceyhan, P, Jordan-Cooley, W, Sung, W
JournalSimulation & Gaming
Pagination349 - 365
Date Published2013/04//
ISBN Number10468781
Keywords*Original 959, 1RRP, 2WAC, accessibility, action-based learning, actionable knowledge, ADULT students, civic action, climate change, CLIMATIC changes, CLIMATOLOGY, crowdsourcing, design rationale, education, empathy-based action, empowerment, engaging experience, gamification, Include, Include RRP, Include WAC, informed action, peer-generated user content, PILOT projects, pilot study, positive peer pressure, R1 FINAL INCLUDE, real-world action game, relevance, Round 2 Include RRP, Round 2 Review 2 RRP, Round1 Include, Round2 Include WAC, social networking
AbstractThe literature on climate change education recommends social, accessible action-oriented learning that is specifically designed to resonate with a target audience’s values and worldview. This article discusses GREENIFY, a real-world action game designed to teach adult learners about climate change and motivate informed action. A pilot study suggests that the game fostered the creation of peer-generated user content, motivated informed action, created positive pressure, and was perceived as a fun and engaging experience.
Short TitleSimulation & Gaming