Internet of Things in Education for Sustainable Development

Piccolo, Lara S.G.; Neris, Vania; da Silva Menezes, Luana and de Oliveira Neris, Luciano (2022). Internet of Things in Education for Sustainable Development. In: Sense, Feel, Design, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham, pp. 58–70.



Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), as stated by UNESCO, should empower learners towards new ways of thinking and acting for a more sustainable and just society for all. However, it is often narrowly interpreted and taught as scientific knowledge about the environment, failing to trigger relevant social changes. In this preliminary study, we visit the computer science literature to analyse some potential roles of technology, more specifically the Internet of Things (IoT), with a human-centred design perspective to be applied in ESD. Through these lenses, we propose some preliminary guidelines to apply IoT-based projects to educate and empower students related to environmental Sustainable Development Goals. We then apply these guidelines to set up an experimental study for students to sense and discuss the impact of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on their health.

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