Canter, D., 1991, Understanding, assessing, and acting in places: is an integrative framework possible?, in: Garling, T. & G.W. Evans, ‘Environment, cognition, and action: the need for integration’, Oxford university press, Oxford
- Author : Canter, D.
- Year : 1991
- Published in Book : Environment, cognition, and action: the need for integration
- Pages : 191-209
- Outline in English : Purposive active characteristics have been taken as the start for sketching out the directions in which a model may be found that integrates environmental cognition, evaluation, and action. In providing this sketch, emphasis has been given to the need to consider and model human use of space, because it is this aspect of place experience, revealed directly in behaviour, yet only considered in other chapters of this book, that provides a key to unravelling the significance of cognitions and evaluations. By directing attention to purposive behaviour, action on and in the world, its has been argued that environmental cognitions declarative information of who does what in which places, and procedural information about the temporal, spatial , and social relationships that exist between places. This interplay between cognitions and actions has been summarized as transactions between a cognitive ecology and place rules, evaluations emerging as an assessment of the effectiveness of this interplay in any specific place.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental cognition, evaluation, action, place theory.