thinking is a key competence of pupils when they look at the connections between
human action and environmental processes. Dealing with topics like climate
change, energy, demographic development, urbanisation, urban sprawl and
resource use benefits from a systems-based perspective.
systems thinking already in school is therefore regarded as a key factor for
education for sustainable development . The holistic analysis of transport
and mobility in urban agglomerations and in the periphery including the
consequences offers an especially fascinating field of application, as a direct
relation to the pupils’ own experiences and observable occurrences can be
project Systemcheck an interactive
digital learning tool for pupils in grades six and seven is being developed,
which can be used in the teaching subject geography
and economics, as well as for interdisciplinary topics. The learning tool
is based on the web-hosted open source modelling software Insight Maker  and
can be used both with desktop computers and mobile devices (e.g. tablets, smartphones).
process of developing the tool, workshops with pupils and meetings with
teachers ensure the consideration of the needs and ideas of the potential users.
In the workshops, the use of a collaborative learning approach provides for the
activation of the pupils and the development of a sense of ownership for the
developed tool will be hosted on the digital learning platform Eduthek  and
user feedback will be collected during a participation phase. The final digital
learning tool will be freely available on the same platform and future use in
the classroom will be spurred by dissemination through scientific channels as
well as the professional networks of both the teachers and scientists involved
in the project.
 e.g. Bollmann-Zuberbühler et.al, 2016