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ERIC Number: ED501876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Bridging the Gap: A Synthesis of Research into the Supply and the Demand of Built Environment Education in Schools. Engaging Places Research Summary
Kendall, Sally; Murfield, Jenny; White, Richard; Wilkin, Anne
National Foundation for Educational Research
"Engaging Places" is a partnership between the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), English Heritage, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), in association with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF--formerly DfES) and the Academy for Sustainable Communities (ASC). It was set up by DCMS to develop an approach that can make people more aware of the learning opportunities available in the built environment and to "unlock" the educational potential for schools of the historic and contemporary built environment. "Engaging Places" hopes to increase schools' engagement with the built environment by developing a national advocacy network which can harness and improve the delivery of the built environment learning services to schools. This report summarizes two research projects which independently considered the supply side (built environment education providers) and the demand/audience side (teachers/schools) of built environment education. Both sets of research focused on three pilot regions (London, the South East and Yorkshire and the Humber). The report describes the key findings and issues from the research. "Engaging Places" may be the effective vehicle to develop and promote the role and value of buildings, places, and spaces in teaching. It has a key role to play in bridging the gap between what organizations provide on learning and what learners and educators need.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (London)