The purpose of this paper is to present a learning pedagogy as part of the first result of the BC4ECO project, whose goal is to assist professionals in Computer science, Design and Environmental Engineering in utilising Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs),  and to devise new and decentralised approaches for addressing Environmental Sustainability concerns.

Framework on a page

The Framework for a novel Learning pedagogy has been summarised in the graphic above. You are welcome to click on the image to access the Miro – Framework on a Page.

Concept Paper

Click here to download the first project’s result: the Concept Paper for a Pedagogical Framework (PDF).

Course Design

The learning pedagogy has been developed in a course structure divided in two modules differering in degrees of technical literacy required for its accomplishment. The summer schools and the teacher’s event are the perfect environment to test and iterate the syllabi, the course design and the evaluation methods.

BC4ECO Summer School - Copenhagen, 25-28 April 2023

The first iteration of the learning pedagogy occurred during a 4 days event (1 online and 3 on campus), that took place in Copenhagen from the 25th to the 28th of April 2023.

Take a look at our design process here! 

BC4ECO Summer School - Limerick, 20-22 September 2023

The second iteration of the learning pedagogy occurred during a 3 days on-site event in the University of Limerick’s campus.

Teachers Event

Work in progress

Teacher Guide

The Teacher Guide is a practical guide for Teachers on how to implement the BC4ECO learning modules into their own curriculum in either a hybrid or on-site setting. The Teacher Guide comprises an all-inclusive document that summarises the learning objectives, content, lectures, materials and workshop activities for both Module 1 and Module 2 of the project. If you are a teacher and you are interested in implementing the project’s curriculum, feel free to check the links below.

This initial module, “Basics of Blockchain for the Environment“, serves as an introduction to DLT and its potential as a catalyst for trust in environmental preservation. This is tailored for students with little to no prior knowledge of DLTs, irrespective of their academic background.

The second Module, “Leveraging Blockchain for Sustainability”, is built on the shoulders of Module 1 and it leverages the knowledge acquired to delve into more technical aspects of Blockchain and DLTs for the environment. It is tailored for students with background knowledge on both DLTs and Environmental Sustainability and it is meant to provide tools that could facilitate the implementation of functioning prototypes.