Fukushima nuclear plant as a synthetic learning environment
PubDate: December 2018
Teams: Future University Hakodate
Writers: Michael Vallance, Yuto Kurashige, Takurou Magaki
A Virtual Reality project of the Fukushima Dai’ichi nuclear power plant was designed, modelled and programmed as a Synthetic Learning Environment (SLE) for education purposes, motivated by the fact that the disaster of March 2011 revealed much about Japan’s lack of preparedness for nuclear accidents. An iterative process of design, make, share and reflect was adopted by the student developers. In Japan, the creative process is termed TKF: Tsukutte つくって; Katatte かたって; Furikaeru ふりかえる.