ERIC Number: EJ709781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
Reference Count: 17
Teaching Children about Aspects of Comfort in the Built Environment
Kowaltowski, Doris C. C. K.; Filho, Francisco Borges; Labaki, Lucila C.; Pina, Silvia A. Mikami G.; Bernardi, Nubia
Journal of Environmental Education, v36 n1 p19 Fall 2004
This article presents specific teaching material for the primary school level that introduces basic concepts of environmental comfort. The authors developed 2 booklets to make children aware of the built environment. Following a postoccupancy evaluation of state schools in the city of Campinas, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the research team saw the need to improve users' awareness of their physical environment. The booklets were tested in classroom settings and were considered important and interesting by both teachers and students. A second teaching experiment, through distance education, is also presented.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Environment, Instructional Materials, State Schools, Distance Education
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil