Journal article

'Once they have been there and have sat in it, they get it'

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Critical and Creative Thinking | The Australasian Journal of Philosophy in Education | Published : 2009

Abstract

Many recent school designs incorporate sustainability features. This paper reflects on several school building projects where the potential was present for these features to be brought into the teaching practice. Using a building as a 3-D textbook means it can be incorporated into the curriculum and aid teaching about heating and cooling, temperature transfer, sun angles, lighting and so forth. A building can embody its philosophy overtly, hanging its green credentials on its sleeve, by providing access to electricity meters, control mechanisms, data and sustainable features.  This research fits within a broader framework of the Smart Green Schools ARC linkage project and sits within its qua..

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