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reflection, collaboration, imagination:

children’s learning of sustainability through creative activities paramita atmodiwirjo & yandi andri yatmo department of architecture, universitas indonesia

Our background

 Teaching architecture at Universitas Indonesia  Architectural education background in Indonesia & UK  Develop environmental education programme for school children    Develop community architecture projects Design for children, schools, special needs Develop environmental education website (‘my environment’)

Overview of programme

 Creativity-based environmental education programme since 2006    Holcim Award – Asia Pacific 2008  With over 20 schools and neighbourhood communities Involving architecture students as facilitators  For pre-school, primary and secondary school children Various environmental themes

Why learning sustainability?

 Children as “architects of the future”  Towards better life in better environment, not only for now but also for the future  UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014):  “to integrate the values inherent in sustainable development into all aspects of learning…”

What to learn?

human natural environment built environment social-culture science technology economy balance

Some problems in ESD

 Aspects of environments studied partially or separately  Emphasis on theories, lack of application in real surroundings  Environment is considered as ‘additional’ subject, separated from other subjects


nature social culture

‘my environment’ single; isolated

economy others


Creativity-based approach

Planning and design exercise as an approach for learning sustainability

Learning approach Reflection of facts Analysis; Develop knowledge Creative action based on knowledge Action to respond to factual issues Reflection of process

‘Dream Island’ Project

Main challenge:  To create self-sufficient environment  To fulfill present and future needs  To balance needs and resources



   Reflection on basic human needs Awareness of local resources Exploring connectedness

water electricity house me milk sea fish meat rice food fruit veg drink river water well paddy field garden


 Working together in dealing with environmental problems & issues   Dialog Negotiation


   Creative ideas Freedom to build Explore possibilities

Balanced development

  Needs and resources Natural and built


What happens in one place may affect other people in other places Bogor Depok Jakarta

Programme evaluation

Children’s reflection on the programme  What they have created  What they have learned  What they think about the process

Possible future development

 Integration with school subjects  Real action in real environment  Networking with children around the world – sharing

“our environment” Programme for children School curriculum Real environment Children in other places

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