ERIC Number: ED123136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Built Environment: A Teacher Introduction to Environmental Education.
American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.
This environmental education teacher's guide focuses on the "built environment" or everything people have imposed on the natural physical environment. The guide provides objectives and a broad definition of environmental education, sample activities, suggestions for local consultants and resources, and an annotated list of both printed and audiovisual materials. Three general teaching approaches are recommended: (1) the observing, thinking, and discovery approach; (2) the theoretical problem approach where students make environmental decisions of hypothetical situations; and (3) the "real world" situation approach where students examine real problems which confront their community. Sample activities follow the three general approaches and include activities on local community environment, personal space, classroom environment, field trips, how the built environment influences feelings and senses, mapping, and measuring exercises. The guide seeks to prepare students for their present and future roles as users and shapers of the built environment. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Class Activities, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Human Factors Engineering, Inquiry, Physical Environment, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Spatial Relationship, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.