What is built environment education?
Education about the built environment and its relationship with the natural world, also known as architectural education. Its purpose is to develop a clearer sense of identity and responsibility for the immediate surroundings, raise awareness of the material culture and architectural heritage of the region and country, and to popularize knowledge about space, city and architecture.
General built environment education is a variety of activities: courses, workshops, lectures, educational programs carried out in the framework of formal and informal education. What they have in common is not only their subject matter, but also their interdisciplinary nature and the act of combining practical challenges with theoretical knowledge. In 2019 the National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning has established a team of specialists undertaking activities to make built environment education universal.
Who is a built
An educator who combines teaching skills with specialized knowledge related to architecture and urban planning. The role of such an educator may be taken on by a suitably prepared designer, a humanist, but also a teacher or a museum professional.
The National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning is developing a postgraduate program called Archiculture. Built environment educator, about which you will soon be able to learn more on this educational platform. The program aims to professionalize built environment education and is in line with one of ADE’s objectives.
Who is the Architecture Driven Education platform for?
CITY | If you are a city official or work in a local government institution or your area of activity is your neighbourhood, on the platform you will find a map of built environment education in Poland, and in the future, among other tools, an encyclopedia of architecture or a course with tools for regions.
SCHOOL | If you are an educator, teacher, employee of an institution, school or a museum, or if you run your own educational projects, on the platform you will find a map of built environment education in Poland, and in the future also a postgraduate course for built environment educators and ready-made educational materials.
HOME | If you are a parent or a young culture enthusiast, you will soon find online education opportunities on the platform: materials, educational videos, encyclopedia of architecture or architecture-inspired guided tours.
The map is a tool for you to network, share your experience with others, or take advantage of educational opportunities in your area.