Teaching Aids for Sustainability Pedagogy – Part 3 (Physical Aids)

16 Jan 2019
09:45-10:45

Teaching Aids for Sustainability Pedagogy – Part 3 (Physical Aids)

For this session, the trainer would showcase pictorial and live demonstration of Physical Teaching Aids (scale models) suggested for use by teachers as part of lesson plans for passive design, building physics and sustainable cooling pedagogy – including concepts of heat transfer, climatology, psychrometry, solar geometry, thermal mass, shading devices, building envelop design, ventilation, conventional refrigeration cycle, and sustainable cooling technologies. The session further aims at a) developing DIY-kits to infuse sustainability into the design consciousness and process of students, b) cultivating an instinctive visual, tactile and non-numerical understanding of technical subjects, c) breed familiarity with, and make less daunting, the engineering aspects of energy efficiency and cooling technologies, befriending numbers, and blurring the boundaries with HVAC engineering. The trainer would also aim to stimulate ideas for the group activity sessions on Day 3, wherein syllabus re-thinking and lesson plans devising activities for lecture and studio courses will require integration of teaching aids for facilitating educational objectives through a spectrum of systems of learning including interactive, experiential and associative learning.