Learning in built environment education

2016 – 2019

The term “built environment” refers to the creation, utilization and appropriation of man-made surroundings as a social process based on a wide consensus on values and goals. Over the last decade, the social debate surrounding built environments has been characterized by a plethora of voices on the educational structure in this field (also known as architectural pedagogy) in Germany. The call for social actors to participate in forming the built environment has been one of the driving factors in this debate. As a result, exchanging knowledge and skills on shaping the environment has emerged as a social responsibility of growing importance.

There is a widespread dispute concerning the aspects of planning, building and structuring said environments led by numerous players in various formats and in assorted formal and informal settings. Both institutions and everyday experiences offer participants sundry motives and opportunities for learning. As of yet, there is no empirical research available on the sustainability of learning experiences with regard to the teaching methods for built environment education, especially from a biographical perspective. The objective of this research is to develop various »Moments and Processes in Built Environment Education«. Those moments and processes will be examined from different points of view (by adolescents and instructors), in various formats (teaching goals, methodological approaches) and with respect to diverse correlated effects (direct, biographical).

RESEARCH

The term “built environment” refers to the creation, utilization and appropriation of man-made surroundings as a social process based on a wide consensus on values and goals. Over the last decade, the social debate surrounding built environments has been characterized by a plethora of voices on the educational structure in this field (also known as architectural pedagogy) in Germany. The call for social actors to participate in forming the built environment has been one of the driving factors in this debate. As a result, exchanging knowledge and skills on shaping the environment has emerged as a social responsibility of growing importance.

There is a widespread dispute concerning the aspects of planning, building and structuring said environments led by numerous players in various formats and in assorted formal and informal settings. Both institutions and everyday experiences offer participants sundry motives and opportunities for learning. As of yet, there is no empirical research available on the sustainability of learning experiences with regard to the teaching methods for built environment education, especially from a biographical perspective. The objective of this research is to develop various »Moments and Processes in Built Environment Education«. Those moments and processes will be examined from different points of view (by adolescents and instructors), in various formats (teaching goals, methodological approaches) and with respect to diverse correlated effects (direct, biographical).

Funding: Wüstenrot Stiftung

Researchers: Prof. Dr. Angela Million, Felix Bentlin, Anna Juliane Heinrich, Sarah Klepp, Ulrike Damerau

Cooperation Partners: Wüstenrot Stiftung, Universität Siegen, Technische Universität Berlin

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Publikationen
  • Million, Angela/Parnell, Rosie 2018: Built Environment Education. Policy and Practice. Taylor & Francis, Oxfordshire. (accepted)
  • Reicher, Christa/ Edelhoff, Silke/ Kataikko, Päivi/ Million, Angela (Hg.) 2015: Kinder_Sichten. Städtebau und Architektur für und mit Kindern und Jugendlichen. 2. revised Edition. Assoverlag, Oberhausen.
  • Uttke, Angela / Schlecht, Sebastian: Junge StadtAnsichten – Architektur und Stadtgestaltung für Jugendliche und mit Jugendlichen. in: Bernd Kammerer (Hrsg.) 2013: Die Jugendarbeit und ihre Räume. emwe-Verlag, Nürnberg. S. 107-120. ISBN 978-3-932376-68-9.
Lehrveranstaltungen

Schulhofprojekt auf dem Campus Efeuweg, Gropiusstadt Berlin-Neukölln

Architektur-Unterricht und Wettbewerb “Architektur für Neues Lernen” am Ammersee-Gymnasium, Diessen am Ammersee

Architekturwerkstatt im bilding Kunst- und Architekturschule, Innsbruck

Bauakademie-Workshop “Betonmonster” zur Ausstellung “Sos Brutalismus” im  Deutschen Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main