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    Role-Playing Game and Learning for Young People About Sustainable Development Stakes: An Experiment in Transferring and Adapting Interdisciplinary Scientific Knowledge

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    The study refers to the interactions between socio-economic and natural dynamics in an island biosphere reserve by using companion modelling. This approach provides scientific results and involves interdisciplinarity. In the second phase of the study, we transferred knowledge by adapting the main research output, a role-playing game, to young people. Our goal was to introduce interactions between social and ecological systems, coastal dynamics and integrated management. Adapting the game required close collaboration between the scientists and educators in order to transform both its substance and form and to run it with an easy-to-handle ergonomic platform.Children Education, Multi-Agent Environment, Role-Playing Game

    Modélisation multi-agents et jeu de rôles : des outils de médiation et d'apprentissage au service du développement durable

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    rapport de fin d'étudeMEDIA a pour objectif d'élaborer avec des acteurs du "tiers-secteur scientifique" (gestionnaires d'espaces, enseignants) des outils opérationnels de gestion, de médiation et d'apprentissage sur le thème de l'environnement et du développement durable. Le projet a permis - de poursuivre une réflexion interdisciplinaire et finalisée engagée sur les interactions entre dynamiques naturelles et dynamiques sociales dans un territoire en mutation d'intérêt patrimonial (l'île d'Ouessant, réserve de biosphère) qui a conduit à l'élaboration d'un modèle conceptuel et d'un prototype informatique ; - d'adapter ces productions de la recherche à des contextes opérationnels différents (gestion, éducation) de manière à permettre leur appropriation par la société civile en tant qu'outils de gestion, de médiation et d'apprentissage ; - de porter un regard critique sur l'utilisation participative de ces outils hérités des technologies de l'information géographique par différents types d'acteur dans des contextes de gestion intégrée et de développement durable

    Role playing game and learning for young people about sustainable development stakes: an experiment in transferring and adapting interdisciplinary scientific knowledge

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    International audienceA multi-agent model devoted to interactions between social dynamics and natural dynamics on the isle of Ouessant was used as the medium for a role-playing game adapted to the school curriculum of fifth-form classes on the theme of sustainable development and coastal areas (History-Geography, Life and Earth Sciences and Civics). Adapting it required close collaboration between the scientists behind the project, the educational service at Océanopolis and teachers. Transferring the game required transforming both its substance and form, piloting it with an easy-to-handle ergonomic platform, support from scientists in presenting the approach to teachers and a film to introduce the game

    Role-playing game and learning for young people about sustainable development stakes: an experiment in transferring and adapting interdisciplinary scientific knowledge

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    http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/14/4/21.htmlInternational audienceThe study refers to the interactions between socio-economic and natural dynamics in an island biosphere reserve by using companion modelling. This approach provides scientific results and involves interdisciplinarity. In the second phase of the study, we transferred knowledge by adapting the main research output, a role-playing game, to young people. Our goal was to introduce interactions between social and ecological systems, coastal dynamics and integrated management. Adapting the game required close collaboration between the scientists and educators in order to transform both its substance and form and to run it with an easy-to-handle ergonomic platform

    Activité physique et maladie rénale chronique : quelles relations en 2013 ?

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    International audienceThe practice of physical activity is now a subject of special attention in public health. Indeed, the expected benefits in terms of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality suggest that all physicians should promote it. However, there are few data on the impact of physical activity on the health of patients with chronic kidney disease before the dialysis stage. This review focuses on the relationship between chronic kidney disease and the practice of physical activity. Different tools to assess the level of physical activity helped to highlight a marked deterioration in physical capacity of patients with chronic kidney disease, including during the earliest stages. Although there is currently no specific recommendations regarding the practice of physical activity in patients with renal impairment, it seems desirable to promote it in an appropriate way, based on what is currently advocated for cardiovascular prevention in the general population

    Fundamental questions in meiofauna—how small but ubiquitous animals can help to better understand Nature

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    Meiofauna—a collective term to define microscopic animals—represent a numerically important component of biodiversity in most of Earth’s ecosystems and play a crucial role in biogeochemical cycles. Meiofauna have also been used as models to understand fundamental adaptive processes, have contributed to a better understanding of the animal’s Tree of Life, and are believed to be a treasure trove for future genomic studies. To celebrate the diversity of research topics brought to us by the term “meiofauna”, we gathered a multidisciplinary team of 42 ecologists, taxonomists, morphologists, biogeographers, molecular biologists, and scientific disseminators to list 194 fundamental questions in meiofaunal research. Then, through an online survey, 251 scientists, administrators, students, and stakeholders assisted us in reducing this list to 50 top-priority questions. Applied topics related to anthropogenic impact and climate change received the highest scores, whereas questions related to areas in development such as genomics or adaptations, received less attention. Whereas we might not be exploiting meiofauna’s full potential yet, more and more integrative approaches and technological developments will create opportunities to employ these fascinating organisms to answer broad and important questions, despite of their impediments related to their small body size. Meiofauna research agenda should balance amongst investigating general questions, addressing more specialized research topics, and generating primary data on distribution, taxonomy, traits, and DNA sequences. The geographical and taxonomic biases that have historically affected meiofaunal research can be alleviated by promoting international cooperation, open data sharing, and an increase effort in education, taxonomic training, as well as scientific communication. We hope that this will get both researchers and the general public intrigued by those small critters that constantly lurk unseen in front of us
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