1 Universidad de Burgos (SPAIN)
2 Universidad de León (SPAIN)
3 Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2022 Proceedings
Publication year: 2022
Pages: 5742-5751
ISBN: 978-84-09-45476-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2022.1420
Conference name: 15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 7-9 November, 2022
Location: Seville, Spain
This workshop is part of an inclusive campus organized by the public universities of Castilla y León (Spain) for students with and without disabilities aged between 16 and 18 years. In our case, we had 19 students, of which more than half had some type of sensory, motor, or intellectual disabilities. The main objective of the workshop was to convey what sustainable mobility is, why it is necessary and how we can be protagonists in improving our cities.

Today, unfortunately, a large number of cities have air pollution problems, they are large generators of CO2 that contribute to the global warming of the planet, have noise levels that are harmful to health, road safety problems, and non-inclusive mobility. To reverse part of these problems, it is necessary to make a change in the design of cities and in the mobility of their inhabitants. As a means of transmitting these ideas, we have relied on different resources offered by language and literature. Specifically, this workshop worked with fantastic literature and rap.

To introduce the problems of our cities, fantastic literature books were selected that offered a dystopian vision of the cities of the future. Cities and civilizations that have collapsed and that have to be reborn and reinvented are presented. Subsequently, a series of photographs are shown that could well be confused with these dystopian cities, seeing how reality is dangerously close to fiction and that we are not so far from seeing the collapse of human civilization if we do not act on the matter. To close the first part of the workshop, they were given a short training on how cities could be designed to reduce problems and what sustainable mobility consists of, that is, using the private vehicle to a minimum and traveling on foot, by bicycle, or by public transport.

In the second part of the workshop, students were asked to compose a rap in favor of sustainable mobility. This type of composition has a lot to do with the transmission of ideas and also with the handling of language (rhymes, metaphorical games, hyperboles...). These elements favor reflection on the topic we are dealing with and made it easier for all of them to compose a rap collaboratively. Finally, a small survey was carried out to assess the improvement of their knowledge about sustainable mobility.
Environment, air pollution, literature, urban mobility, diversity, inclusion, learning.