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In this paper the framework, methodology and the main results of the thesis “The urban environment as school knowledge. Analysis and proposals from a study of conceptions of students in Bogotá” is presented. The research is primarily a study of ideas or conceptions of students about the city, which is performed according to four basic categories considered especially relevant to understanding the urban environment: urban issues, public space, civic participation and quality of life.
It is an educational research that seeks to use the findings of conceptions, made with high school students in Bogotá, as an important reference for teaching city in the school. It aims to contribute to the improvement of education, for better understandings of urban phenomena enable pupils to better analyse the social and environmental problems of our world and deal with them as engaged citizens.