Saja Kosanović1, Branislav Folić1, Olivera Lekić1, Alenka Fikfak2
Designing the Knowledge Labs for Sustainable Built Environment in the Western Balkans
Author's affiliation: 1 University in Priština, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Kosovo, 2 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia
By applying standard research approach and methodology, this paper describes several key educational and research actions undertaken through the Erasmus+ EU project “Creating the Network of Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Environments – KLABS”. KLABS is a pioneering joint initiative of eleven Western Balkans and European Union higher education institutions, aimed to provide a systemic response to professional and societal needs by introducing programmes dealing with sustainability of the built environment in the Western Balkan context. Methodologically, attention in sustainability-related curricula development was given not only to contents, but as well to educational and research methods, holistic sustainability interpretations, interconnections between sustainability and resilience to climate change, impacts of cultural-regional specificities, finally the level of offered knowledge, skills and competencies. The paper reviews some universal challenges referring to the integration of sustainability into education in the built environment and explains how these were overcome in specific Western Balkans case.
curriculum, pedagogical methods and formats, research, specialisation, sustainability and resilience
Kosanović, S., Folić, B., Lekić, O., Fikfak, A. (2018). Designing the Knowledge Labs for Sustainable Built Environment in the Western Balkans. Igra Ustvarjalnosti - Creativity Game, 6/2018, 74-81. https://dx.doi.org/10.15292/IU-CG.2018.06.074-081
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