On November 17, 2022, the Regional Network Center for Sustainability Strategies Mitte (RENN.mitte) in cooperation with the German Federal Government's Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) awarded local projects in the three categories "Future", "N" and "Photo".
The BTU's Teach&Play project, based at the Information, Communication and Media Center (IKMZ), is one of the 16 initiatives in the "N" category that received an award nationwide for its educational game "re:construction." Project staff members Andrea Bölke and Sophie Handreka accepted the award on behalf of the entire Teach&Play team.
In the N category, people were sought who live the idea of sustainability, take action and show initiative to solve global challenges at regional and local level. This year's winners in the "N - Now and Locally" category from Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia received their awards in the Volkspark in Halle (Saale), which come with prize money of 1,000 euros each.
"re:construction" is a point-and-click adventure that was created under the direction of Dr. Claudia Börner as part of the Learn&Play project (2018-2021) as a digital study orientation offering. In the subsequent Teach&Play project (2021-2022), it was further developed for use in teaching and lessons.
Pupils and first-year students are to be inspired for engineering problems in a playful way. To this end, teachers were successfully trained in the use of the game and the game was tested in the classroom. The projects were supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture with funds from the European Social Fund and the state of Brandenburg.
For many years, the Project Sustainability competition has been promoting companies, initiatives and projects that are committed to sustainability in a special way. This was announced in the three categories "Future", "N" and "Photo" and took place for the first time under the umbrella of the new Gemeinschaftswerk Nachhaltigkeit.