ERIC Number: ED226975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
An Outward-Looking Approach in Schools.
Clausen, Sten Krog
This report is based on the work of the international colloquy organized by the Council of Europe (Luxembourg, 1981). The aim of the colloquy was to explore how to foster an outward-looking approach in schools, and how to bring about a new approach to teaching man/environment relationships and ways in which people affect and are affected by their surroundings. The report contains a summary of introductory statements, four selected case studies, and some considerations on the need for a new spatial design for schools. Topics addressed in the introductory statements include the utilitarian function of schools, the teaching need for open schooling, and the educational function of open schooling. Case studies focus on educational projects which effectively incorporate the environment at all educational levels. These include projects from the United Kingdom (environmental responsibility/awareness), Spain (urban pollution and its effects on plants), Denmark (introduction to working life), and France (establishment of land-use plan and practical application). Whether the new outward-looking approach to teaching should or should not influence the design of school buildings is addressed in the final section of the report, suggesting that educational teams express their needs in the form of a program for architectural considerations. A sample program is outlined and discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Building Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Land Use, Physical Environment, Pollution, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Role, Science Education, Spatial Relationship (Facilities), Wastes, Work Environment
Council of Europe, 67006 Strasbourg Cedex, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Note: Document prepared by the Foundation for European Environmental Education. Based on the International Colloquy of the Council of Europe (Luxembourg, September 17-19, 1981).