Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-18441
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
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
DOI: 10.3390/su11205686
10.21256/zhaw-18441
Published in: Sustainability
Volume(Issue): 11
Issue: 20
Page(s): 5686
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 2071-1050
Language: English
Subjects: Life cycle assessment; Serious game; sustainable behaviour; Scientainment; Sustainability communication
Subject (DDC): 338.927: Environmental economics and sustainable development
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.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/18441
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Ökobeichtstuhl
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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