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ERIC Number: ED501875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 61
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Engaging Places: Teacher Research. Final Report
National Foundation for Educational Research
The report was commissioned by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to provide quantitative and qualitative information on the perspectives of teachers, headteachers and governors, from the three pilot regions (London, the South East and Yorkshire and the Humber), towards using local buildings, places and spaces to support learning across the curriculum. This second phase of research, focusing on teachers' views, builds on the findings produced from the initial phase, looking at provision of the work of built environment education providers in the three regions. This research will be used to develop an overall sense of how "fit for purpose" the built environment sector is in terms of meeting school requirements. The report draws on data from the two strands of the research. Following the summary of findings and an introductory chapter, the report is divided into five main chapters as follows: Chapter Three discusses teachers', headteachers' and governors' current awareness and use of the built environment as a learning resource. Chapter Four considers the services, resources and support teachers, headteachers and governors need or already access from built environment education. Chapter Five highlights the perceived challenges and facilitators to using education focusing on buildings and local places within teaching. Chapter Six looks at what school staff think will encourage greater school take-up of built environment education opportunities. Chapter Seven concludes the report by providing an overview of the key findings. (Contains 1 box, 4 tables, 17 figures, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (London)