Interdisciplinary learning experiences of the Architecture and Children Curriculum
Anne Taylor, Ph.D.
George Vlastos, Architect
Alison Marshall, Ph.D.
The Architecture and Children curriculum is an interdisciplinary tool which encourages children’s confidence to develop and communicate ideas that come from the inside-out. These ideas use science, technology engineering arts, architecture and math as a way of learning (STEAM)
Though children may repeat the design process many times, a blank sheet of paper or model building materials become a palette for their self-expression which grows in complexity to higher levels of visual communication as the student matures.
The base of knowledge is viewed as universal, representing THE ORDER IN THE UNIVERSE and is taught, not within disparate or separate disciplines, but across disciplines.
This guide book will help you to help students K-12+ to set up a design center, understand the organizing principles of design, the grammar and language of design, how to draw and make models, explore engineering, landscape design, architectural history and city planning. Resource materials are listed in a voluminous appendix. The projects in this book are open ended and are intended to invite creative problem solving processes.
Click to download or view the introduction to the Architecture and Children Teacher's Guide (PDF).
Próximamente, la versión en español de nuestra guía de estudios estará disponible. Soon, the Spanish version of our study guide. Click here to download or view preview pages of Vocabulario Visual (PDF, 8MB).
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