ERIC Number: ED244765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Environmental Obligations of Experiential Education: A Slide Presentation [Script].
The slide presentation script is intended to familiarize environmental educators with the "Whole Life Factor," an educational tool developed by the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute. The script first explores cultural images of nature and prejudice against nature. The theory that civilization perceives the planet as divided into culture, nature, and self, rather than perceiving it as a living planet that functions as do other living beings is explained. The script presents a forum for ideas for confronting prejudice against nature through environmental education. Finally, the Whole Life Factor, a way of determining the impact that any product or action may have on the planet and a way of enhancing the critical thinking of individuals about how actions affect the environment, is described. Provided along with the script is a description of Whole Life Factor criteria, including energy and resource consumption, biodegradability, longevity, toxicity, usefulness, and attitudes. The script contains brief descriptions of suggested slides. (SB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Consumers; Nature; Whole Life Factor
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Association for Experiential Education (11th, Williams Bay, WI, September 29-October 2, 1983).