Simulation: An Educational Game to learn Circular Economics

Simulation: An Educational Game to learn Circular Economics

Prof. Francesca Gambarotto

April 2022
University of Padova
Education

Transition to circular economy is based on a shifting from economic to ecological rationality. This means that the economic choice processes are not only based on matter processes (physical inputs and outputs) but also on energy flows. 

To make experience of this complexity an educational game has been introduced in the master course of “Circular Economics and Local Development”. Around 30 students played the game assuming they were a technology product company making strategic decisions in a dynamic macroeconomic environment. The “In the Loop” game developed by a Swedish startupper aims to promote learning about circular economy and businesses.