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ERIC Number: EJ1003044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Educating in the Design and Construction of Built Environments Accessible to Disabled People: The Leonardo da Vinci AWARD Project
Frattari, Antonio; Dalpra, Michela; Bernardi, Fabio
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v23 n2 p257-271 May 2013
An interdisciplinary partnership within an European Leonardo da Vinci project has developed a new approach aimed at educating secondary school students in the creation of built environments accessible to disabled people and at sensitizing them towards the inclusion of people with disabilities in all realms of social life. The AWARD (Accessible World for All Respecting Differences) project is based on the need for education professionals to contribute to the introduction of the principles of Universal Design in the curricula and on the fact that courses should be set up and teaching materials produced that conform to the principles of Universal Design. The project saw the development of an innovative e-learning tool applicable to traditional, distance and individual forms of learning. The software produced, called AWARD, is structured in teaching modules covering the different functional areas and elements that characterise the indoor and outdoor built environments and is organised in such a way as to cover the wide range of different professional skills involved in the design, construction and management of such environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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