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Mobility, case by case

02/08/2010

Using a case study to teach the stakes of sustainable development is an active way for high school students to discover eco-mobility.

The "Mobility, case by case" sequence is made up of 5 one-hour work units. Each unit explores a key point of eco-mobility, in connection with school programs, and can be used by itself or with the other units.

- Daily travel: individual choices
with worldwide consequences

- Goods transport is going green

- The organization of public transportation :
a collective choice

- Sustainable development and profitability :
are they compatible?

- Society: a business matter

4 types of resources can be used to lead each unit.

The video is the first catalyst for reflection. Experts talk about various eco-mobility themes, such as environmental stakes, goods transport, governance, and company purchasing policies…

The teacher reference will help you to tackle the question and lead the session.

The student sheet (and its answer key) gives interdisciplinary activities (economic and social sciences, geography, engineering sciences and techniques, civic education, ...).

A fun and interactive quiz allows participants to gain more in-depth knowledge of the discussed topics. Test it out online and then download it to your computer.(To open it on your computer, right click on the file, choose "Open with" and select your search engine: Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.).

Unit 1 - Daily travel: individual choices with worldwide consequences

Using Ile-de-France as a case study, this unit provides an opportunity for exploring the impact that our daily travels have on the environment and the stakes that this travel represents today and for the future..
Related subjects : geography, math…

                 

Unit 2 - Goods transport is going green

Monoprix case study, or how to take sustainable development into account in the transport of goods
Related subjects  : geography, economic and social sciences….

                 

Unit 3 - The organization of public transportation: a collective choice

Who decides on how short-distance transport is organized? How can this be achieved? The unique example of the launch of a tram-train line makes it possible to discover which stakeholders are involved and what their roles are.
Related subjects : geography, civics and social studies, economic and social sciences…

                 

Unit 4 - Sustainable development and profitability: are they compatible?

Taking sustainable development into account in purchasing policies doesn't have to be more expensive. It may even involve more considerations (societal, environmental), beyond simply the economic approach. Proof can be seen in the case of SNCF's purchasing department.
Related subjects : management, information/management, economic/law…

                 

Unit 5 - Society: a business matter

Businesses today must reconcile two roles, that of an economic player and a facilitator of social integration. Discover the Social Responsibility of Businesses through the case of the reopening of the Aix-Marseilles TER line.
Related subjects : economic and social sciences, french…

                 

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