The paper tries to contribute in this field of environmental awareness in the education of future urban planners, looking at limits and potentials of this education al need by investigating the argumentation and interaction performances of 2nd-year students of Urban Planning, in an Italian school of engineering. The objective is twofold: on one hand, trying to understand the levels of environmental knowledge and sensibility along the course of Urban planning, and on the other hand, exploring if and how these aspects vary, depending on some contextual and/or behavioural features of each agent, where available. The approach used for this investigation comes from multi-agent forum-based interaction studies. It develops as a virtual forum on the Internet, supposedly more democratic, reflective and creative than face-to-face interactions. In the end, results provide indications on the impact and the characters of environment-related courses on the environmental knowledge of junior students, and suggestions to embed sustainability issues in technical curricula.
|Titolo:||Environmental awareness vs. technical education: A university case-study in southern Italy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Nome del convegno:||International Symposium on Engineering Education and Educational Technologies|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|