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Sustainable coffee shop: designing as a learning process

EasyChair Preprint no. 2890

4 pagesDate: March 6, 2020


This article approaches the methods and analysis of the development of a project entitled “Coffee with sustainability”, from the perspective of design. The project was developed at a private kindergarten and elementary school in the city of Belo Horizonte (MG, Brazil), featuring seven- and eight-year-old children as protagonists and professors as mediators. The project, developed by them, consists of a sustainable coffee shop, implemented within the school. The approach to curriculum content, such as Science and Mathematics, was reinforced by the epistemological bases of Design. As a subject in its own right, design presents methods, strategies, and tools that go beyond its own scope, frequently limited by trade and industry, and can therefore dialogue with other areas of knowledge production. There exists a designerly way of thinking and communicating that can be properly inserted in the educational context, especially when it comes to construcionism approach. During the process children became aware of methodological steps developing the prototype of a coffee shop which they shared with the whole school community.

Keyphrases: Construcionism, design-based learning, project-based learning, STEAM

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  author = {Thais de Azevedo Vieira and Maria Luiza Silva Tupy Botelho and Lígia Ribeiro},
  title = {Sustainable coffee shop: designing as a learning process},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 2890},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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