ERIC Number: ED451082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Learning by Urban Studies: A Project by Secondary School Students in Stockholm.
Lahiri, Dipak; Lindgren, Katarina
How is the next generation going to live within and use the city? This study of the urban environment provided students with opportunities to learn about the function of architecture and planning, to identify their beliefs and opinions, to consider a range of views, and ultimately to make informed and responsible choices concerning the built environment and community values. This paper is designed to assist teachers to integrate urban study concepts with daily lesson plans. Starting in Hagersten, a suburb south of Stockholm (Sweden), teaching resources are being developed and distributed via CD-ROM and the Internet; these resources will be used in schools from suburbs and cities as a cultural relay. By devising a cultural relay between schools and cities, students and teachers learn to appreciate and study the city. Students and teachers use the city as classroom and textbook, learning about buildings, green spaces, transportation networks, and influences from different cultures and periods. Teachers of social science, languages, arts, and music have all collaborated on the project. Contains illustrations. (BT)
Descriptors: Architecture, Built Environment, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Projects, Student Surveys, Urban Culture, Urban Environment, Urban Studies
Australian Institute of Art Education, Melbourne, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden (Stockholm)