4.3 Tragedy of the commons fishing activity

IB Environmental Systems & Societies: 4.3 Tragedy of the commons fishing activity

In this activity students can reflect on the issues of self interest and the common good. An understanding of this at an early stage can help students empathise with different perspectives on a range of environmental issues.I would normally do this activity in the first year, as early as possible. The students take turns in playing the roles of economically disadvantaged fishermen and slightly better off ones. They must...

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