Literacy: Greening the Architectural Curriculum
Resort in Hope Valley, CA (near South Lake Tahoe)
11 - Friday, June 14
2002: Friday, June 14 & Saturday, June 15
2002 SBSE Retreat will explore the role
of ecological literacy in architectural
education. What is ecological literacy?
What does an architect need to know to
create environmentally appropriate designs?
How should ecological literacy be taught
in schools of architecture?
The aim of the
retreat is to address the broad issue of what ecological literacy
is and how it can be integrated into architectural education,
as well as to generate models for altering and improving current
curriculum. An opening discussion will cover the more theoretical
questions of ecological literacy while working sessions will
be organized to provide participatory and critical reviews
of existing and proposed models for greening the architectural
We are seeking proposals
(due March 1) from faculty or students for the retreat for
the following components:
||Prospects for Ecological
We are looking for two or three insightful essays on ecological
design education that can frame our discussion and developmental
work during the retreat.
||Greening Your Curriculum
We are seeking three or four curricular approaches, or
specific courses, to be the focus of critique and redesign
by retreat participants.
|| Elegant Parts
We are requesting four or five effective and engaging
tools or class exercises, those that work particularly
well at fostering ecoliteracy, for a session on teaching
For more information
about retreat content, contact either Sandra
Mallory or Mark Dekay.
For retreat logistics and planning issues, contact Robert
Society of Building Science Educators
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