Making a Difference in Education through Built Environment Education
The present text is a testimony about the beliefs and actions of a group of people which grows bigger every year, related to the built environment education in Romania. By giving information and tools for understanding the environment we live in, the people are better equipped to make choices, to analyze a specific situation, to avoid being tricked. In this way, it is a path towards more social justice. The history of this group is not long: it has started only 5 years ago. Moreover, the story is told by two of the members of the group (registered as NGO 3 years ago). So, do not expect an academic, objective text based on carefully designed research with lots of data collected and analyzed, but more of an essay about principles, ideas, about ways of making a difference in the education system. Every child has the right to know about the complex processes that transform the built environment he or she lives in. This kind of education is reinforcing the ideas of being part of the society, contributing, showing respect for the heritage, for the others, and develops the children's creativity, critical and practical thinking.
Education, Environment, Volunteers, Architecture.
Sava, M., & Marin, V. (2017). Making a difference in education through built environment education. Revista Internacional de Educación para la Justicia Social (RIEJS),