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dc.contributor.authorCole L. B.eng
dc.date.issued2019eng
dc.descriptionCurriculum design; Environmental literacy; Green building education; Green building literacy; Next generation science standards; Science literacyeng
dc.description.abstractBackground: Despite the increasing square footage of green buildings worldwide, green building expertise remains largely in the domain of building industry professionals. However, the performance of and advocacy for green buildings would benefit from a green building literate general public. Green building education is an expanding frontier for STEM education and can create opportunities to integrate science and environmental literacies into the study of everyday environments. Few resources exist, however, to help STEM educators incorporate green building themes into the science classroom. The work here developed educational tools for connecting green buildings and science education through a multi-step process. An interdisciplinary literature review yielded a series of frameworks that were improved through two focus groups with science and environmental educators and built environment professionals. Results: The result of this process is a toolbox of conceptual frameworks for educators interested in using a systems-based approach to teach about green buildings as sites for complex interactions between human activity and Earth systems. The work here first leverages the broad definition of environmental literacy (knowledge, skills, affect, and behavior) to advance a working definition for "green building literacy." Next, major domains of green building knowledge are developed and linked to the Next Generation Science Standards. Conclusions: Green building literacy has been an ill-defined term and green building themes have not been rigorously connected to science and environmental education. The work here provides a foundation for promoting green building literacy through K-12 STEM education. The educational tools developed through this process can be used as a starting point for lesson planning to catalyze green building education in a variety of formal and informal settings. c2019, The Author(s).eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extent13 pages : illustrations (color)eng
dc.identifier10.1186/s40594-019-0171-6eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/70764
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40594-019-0171-6eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherSpringereng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.sourceInternational Journal of STEM Educationeng
dc.sourceSource: batch harvestingeng
dc.titleGreen building literacy: a framework for advancing green building educationeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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