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Advanced training on energy efficiency in historic heritage


Since the 1990s Higher Education has had a critical role in the process of integration of transformative pedagogies to promote interdisciplinary competences for sustainable development. In spite of the wide recognition of the impact of these transformative pedagogies, their integration in traditional learning programmes is often neglected. This paper focuses on an advanced training on Energy Efficiency in Historic Heritage, as a part of an Erasmus+ programme Strategic Partnership project, funded by the European Commission which was implemented between 2014 and 2016, involving five European Countries. The scope of this project was to investigate on complex interactions between social and physical science concerning the integrated project about urban sustainability and preservation. An experimental approach founded on the combined use of cognitive mapping technique and meaningful learning activities in an interdisciplinary context was adopted. Two experiences, for trainers and learners, were carried out in order to test the new learning approach. The results showed how this approach may be considered as a cognitive apparatus able to enhance collective aspects of practices pointing out two components of transformative pedagogy.

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Sibilla, Maurizio

Oxford Brookes departments

School of the Built Environment


Year of publication: 2020
Date of RADAR deposit: 2019-09-24

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