Result 1: FoodWaste Transnational research
The project Result 1 involves a comprehensive analysis of food waste, employing a collaborative approach among project partners. The methodology consists of three main components:
R1/A1 Methodology of the analysis:
- Defining work division and a timeline.
- Creating templates for a common approach.
- Gathering feedback from partners and adapting templates.
- Developing instructional materials for teachers and students on food waste and the food supply chain.
- Creating materials for data collection on food waste causes and good practices.
- Investigating various aspects of food waste, including consumer, producer, and distributor perspectives, habits, attitudes, good practices, and food security knowledge.
R1/A2 Conduction of the analysis at school level:
- Selecting teachers and students based on criteria like motivation, knowledge, and skills.
- Students collect best practices and conduct interviews with supply chain representatives.
- Data from interviews is included in national and transnational reports.
R1/A3 Conduction of the analysis at Partner level:
- Organizing national focus groups with supply chain representatives.
- Collecting data and conducting field research.
- Collecting best practices and writing national focus group reports.
- Compiling all findings into a common transnational report.
The methodology employs Experiential Based Learning (EBL), providing flexibility for participants to explore different aspects of food waste based on their interests. Partners and teachers support students by offering guidance and resources. The project aims to generate valuable insights into food waste and promote effective strategies to reduce it.
Result 1 download
Result 2: FoodWaste Adventures in Minecraft Collection
R2/A1 – Inception and Creation of the FoodWaste Minecraft World:
- Conceptualize a custom Minecraft world dedicated to food waste education.
- Create an engaging map with relevant layers, biomes, and custom terrain.
- Include annotations and custom terrain layers.
- Provide the terrain for students to complete challenges.
R2/A2 – Elaboration of Game Mission:
- Develop a complete game scenario with NPCs, game elements, and walkthroughs.
- Describe different game areas, tasks, and after-game practice sessions.
- Use the transnational report from R1 as a basis.
- Involve all project partners in generating ideas for game missions.
R2/A3 – Development of the Game Content:
- Create game content aligned with BAFOS program lesson objectives.
- Translate content into resources for use in the game.
- Collaborate with partner organizations to ensure content relevance.
R2/A4 – Design of Resources & Implementation of Resource Packs and Mods:
- Design visual and other resources to support food waste challenges.
- Create a dedicated resource pack with custom textures and animations.
- Develop Minecraft mods to adjust gameplay for specific challenges.
- Implement resource packs and mods in the game.
- Collaborate with partners to align with their challenge requirements.
R2/A5 – Development of Instructional Material and Guide:
- Develop comprehensive instructional material to guide users in utilizing the Minecraft world and resources.
- Ensure availability of material through the FoodWaste Foundry virtual space.
- Translate instructional material and guide into multiple languages for accessibility.
- Involve school representatives and partners in material development.
R2/A6 – Dry Runs & Validation Release:
- Conduct internal testing of the resources within the project team.
- Provide a first release for internal testing.
- Prepare a validation release for external testing with representatives of the target group.
- Develop testing tools and methodologies.
- Organize testing and validation activities, followed by documenting conclusions.
These activities collectively contribute to the preparation of educational resources for the FoodWaste Minecraft initiative, facilitating an engaging and effective platform for teaching about food waste reduction through Minecraft gameplay.
Result 2 downloads:
Download the minecraft educational version first: https://education.minecraft.net/en-us/get-started/download
All Worlds in Zip file (draft version):