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Study Explores Green Building Literacy for K-12 Students

Story by Jenny Wiedower

Laura ColeIt’s not always easy to define exactly what we hope to teach. To go beyond signage at school recycling bins, we need a more standard definition of “green building literacy” to both define and expand our ideas about the potential for school buildings as teaching tools.

To fill this gap, a recent study by Laura B. Cole in the International Journal of STEM Education offers a preliminary set of frameworks for green building literacy (GBL) to support both designers and educators seeking to promote green building education among K–12 students.

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