Children-City-Architecture

Built environment education

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Typically, Hungarian publications about built environment education present single experiments. Therefore the aim of the authors was provide a synoptic book about existing theories and practices and summarize the national and international experiences connected to this field. The discussion about built environment education is especially relevant now when the new Hungarian core curriculum with special focus on architecture was submitted on the 4th June 2012. The book gives practical advice and methodical help for pedagogues that could be implemented in the curriculum framework.

The first book discusses the theory of built environment education: it gives an overview of its objectives and relation towards other disciplines, as well as explains the history of the institutionalization of this pedagogic field. Beside the introduction of theoretical and general principles, the book aims to unify the Hungarian technical terms and provides an overview of national practices and practitioners. The international and national best practices introduced in the book could be used in formal and informal education environments.

The second book is a thematic methodical collection that provides specifications of various tasks ready to be implemented in the school curriculum and during classes. The examples are flexible enough to suit into formal and informal education frameworks. The tasks are grouped into three thematic sections discussing various elements of the built environment: buildings, public space and settlements. The provided methods are important guiding thoughts for workshops in and out of school curriculum.