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Preface
Different thinking: different learning: different needs
Gender differences
Design for children
Childhood: a journey
Childhood
Children and environment: developing consciousness
The in-between world
Play: preparation for life
Environment and development
Developmental needs: challenge and certainty
Conflicting needs
Reassurance by design
Creativity: known meeting unknown
The known and the unknown
Health: physical, developmental and social
Social relationships and place
School society
Bullying
Young and old
Learning sociability
Linking places
Social identity and place
Indoor climate
Outdoor air
Electro-climate
Geopathology
Remedial action
Our senses: meeting the world
From sensory experience to integrated thinking
Sensory stimulus and attention
Our many senses
The physical senses
Scent
Touch
Warmth
Sound
Sight
Balance
Movement
The finer senses
The senses and thinking
Light and darkness: age and situation
Light and health
Thinking and dreaming: openness and security
Daylight
Windows
Artificial light
Light and mood
Colour and children
Colour: what is it?
Physiological and mood effects
Colour experience
Outdoor colour
Light, substance and colour
Colour for children
Space: shape and quality
Response to space
Space-language: from life-energy to thought
Function and space-mood
Usability and space
Classrooms
Things and spaces
Silent lessons
Materials and mood
Appearance messages
Permeability and opacity
Place messages
Imprinted values
Invisible education
Welcoming arrival
The journey experience
Arrival: meeting a place
Being there
Indoor journeys
Inner and outer journeys
The arrival journey: pedagogical function
Journeys of welcome
Outdoor places
Outdoor need
Gardens for the soul
Vegetable gardens
Kindergarten gardens
Outdoor learning
Educational benefits
School grounds
Greening playgrounds
Environment for the developing child
Children and environment
Small children
Mid-childhood
Teenagers
Nourishing children’s developmental journey
Learning to care for the environment
From reverence to conscious care
Absorbing values
Making nature’s cycles visible
Cycles and nature
Solar cycles
Seasonal cycles
The nutrient cycle
Sewage
The water cycle
Cycles and life
Living with the elements
The elements and us
The elements, one by one
Earth
Water
Fire
The elements and everyday life
Levels of life
Children and animals
Animals and school
Farm animals, food and the foundations of life
Songbirds
Insects
Aquatic life
Lessons from the living world
Learning sustainability through daily experience
Towards a sustainable lifestyle
Facing the future: developing sustainability consciousness
Energy use
Recognizing the sun’s energy
Thinking green
Environmental audit
School audit
Sustainability in daily view
Neighbourhood environmental audit
Sustainable schools
Hidden benefits
Sustainability implications for schools
Design for sustainability
Heating, cooling and energy issues
Energy conservative design
Ventilation
How much water can we get from rain?
Eco-schools
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Published by Ina Cheibas
Passive Lessons From the Everyday Environment
Passive Lessons From the Everyday Environment

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Published by: Ina Cheibas on Mar 14, 2013
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