International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2020)

Pedagogic practice for sustainability: A classroom experience for the course sustainable architecture


Roma Almeida

Sustainability education and awareness is quite relevant for the professions involved in construction industry, as it is responsible for 40% of total carbon emissions responsible for global warming. The GTU integrates sustainable architecture; a 2-credit course during the fifth semester in Bachelor of Architecture curriculum, that focuses on building know-how about sustainable built environment. This article aims to highlight benefits of education for sustainable development (ESD) given by UNESCO as a base of formulating this interdisciplinary course of sustainable architecture during formation years of students. It even sheds a light on vastness of the course that promotes varied pedagogic approaches and describes the effectiveness of key elements of it that relied on critical speculative thinking for the future. The evolution of the pedagogic practice on various provocative thinking exercises, with participatory and reflective processes that culminate with the help of dynamic simulations building analysis.
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