NetLogo (Wilensky, 1999) is a modelling platform that has been used both in education and as a research tool in many fields, including evolutionary biology and sustainability science.
However, there remain numerous practical challenges, from the teacher’s perspective, in utilizing this software in classrooms. These high entry costs can be logistical, but also rooted in teacher understanding of both the software itself and the science that can be explored with it. This is especially likely to be true in low-resource and non-english school contexts. Therefore, the aim of Global ESD is to lower these entry costs through the development of scaffolded models on the evolution of human cooperation that are easily accessible to a wider audience, as well as supporting resources that help connect model dynamics to other curriculum materials.