Andrew Phillips and collaborators write on how circadian rhythms are affected by evening light conditions, and can vary significantly from individual to individual, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
An international working group on Colour Literacy is currently studying ways in which colour is being taught at various levels, across science, art and design curricula. Our aim is to develop cross-disciplinary curricula on the topic of colour and light, for various age levels. The first step in our study is gather information about what is currently being taught about colour and light. After we can identify trends in current methods for teaching about colour and light, and whether there are any any potential problems or common misunderstandings, a further goal for our working group is to develop material to support teachers of all levels (K-12; University; continuing and general education), which provides an integrated approach to colour, and can serve as a model for interdisciplinary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programming.
If you teach about any aspect of colour and light to any level, please take a few minutes to fill out our survey. Please also forward to any others you think would be interested. Thank you for your interest and support.
The international working group is spearheaded by the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC), which is the American arm of the International Colour Association (AIC). Other members of the working group include the Colour Research Society of Canada (CRSC), and Australian, British and Hungarian colour societies.
the Colour Literacy Project International Working Group
(members: Maggie Maggio, David Briggs, Paul Green-Armytage, Robert Hirschler, Luanne Stovall & Stephen Westland)