ERIC Number: ED224695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Environmental Education. Unit 2 of 6.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
This is the second in a series of six units for administrators and teachers to serve the Environmental Goal, one of Pennsylvania's Twelve Goals of Quality Education. The environmental goal states that quality education should help every student acquire the knowledge and attitudes necessary to maintain the quality of life in a balanced environment. The objective of this unit is to learn about Piaget's developmental theory and its implications for designing environmental education curriculum. Topics discussed in the unit include: (1) nature of environmental education and its processes; (2) Piaget's developmental theory of learning; (3) transition between representational and formal thinking; (4) cognitive development, values, and environmental education; (5) list of values extracted from the philosophy of Ralph Barton Perry which provide guidance to facilitate transition to formal operations and to the learning of environmental education; and (6) implications of developmental theory for environmental education curriculum. A short unit test (with answers) is provided. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation; Pennsylvania; Piagetian Theory
Note: Units 3-6, in all likelihood, will not be completed.