ERIC Number: ED475501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Empowering Learning through Natural, Human, and Building Ecologies.
Kobet, Robert J.
This article asserts that it is critical to understand the connections between human ecology and building ecology to create humane environments that show inspiration and creativity and that also serve diverse needs. It calls for efforts to: (1) construct an environmental education approach that fuses the three ecologies (natural, human, and building); (2) recognize trends toward physical learning environments that are not located in traditional schools; (3) include all stakeholders in the exploration of the physical environment as an extension of the curriculum; (4) expand the number and diversity of subjects benefiting from a comprehensive built environmental education curriculum; and (5) continue to seek ways to make visible how buildings function and how they are connected to the greater community and environment at large. (EV)
Descriptors: Buildings, Built Environment, Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Sustainable Development
For full text: http://www.designshare.com/Research/Kobet/ learning ecology 2.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Design Share, Minneapolis, MN.