Raising Awareness Of Values Of Space For A Sustainable Development
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I. Garofolo & E. Marchigiani
An educated population is vital when implementing sustainable development, as many UN and EC documents have recently pointed out. This guides the work in progress within the project \“R.A.V.E. Space: Raising Awareness of Values of Space through the process of Education”, as illustrated in this paper. The project is developed by nine Project Partners within the Interreg IIIB CADSES Programme, and deals with the elaboration of innovative methodologies for the introduction of the concepts of sustainability into regular European educational curricula. The project focuses on the need to develop the attitude to recognize the values of living spaces through a closer observation of relations between space and local communities, giving a particular attention to the reading and interpretation of the material signs of territorial actions aimed to build and/or to take control of space, as well as to the listening to inhabitants’ demands, feelings and experiences. The main results of the project foresee, on the one hand, the elaboration of a Strategy for spatial education, on the other hand, the construction of a Manual for teaching the values of space specifically oriented towards the raising of awareness on values of space and sustainable development. Keywords: education, school curricula, sustainable development, values of space, participation, spatial planning, strategy for spatial education, teaching tools, training workshops, CADSES Programme. 1 Introduction The relationship between education, spatial and social integration, and sustainable development is strong and complex, as many UN conferences and EC directives and strategies have pointed out in the past decades, starting from
education, school curricula, sustainable development, values of space, participation, spatial planning, strategy for spatial education, teaching tools, training workshops, CADSES Programme.