ERIC Number: ED331716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Environment: A Learning Resource.
Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
The aim of this document is to give teachers in Tasmania an understanding of the importance and usefulness of the environment as a learning resource both as an immediate stimulus for learning and for the long term process of forming sound community values. The document provides schools with a basis for the development of environmental resources and gives direction to teachers for using a wide range of first hand experiences in their local environments and beyond. School buildings, grounds, the community, the region and the world become extensions of the classroom when the environment is incorporated into the learning program. Provided is an Idea Bank which includes the following sections: (1) "Using the Schoolgrounds"; (2) "Some Teaching Strategies and Starting Points"; (3)"Organizing With Trails"; (4) "A Checklist for Going Out"; (5) "Sample School Policy"; (6) "Environmental Code"; (7) "Dressed to Survive"; (8) "Establishing an Information File"; (9) "Residential Experience"; and (10) "References". The reference material is listed under headings of books with practical ideas and activities, books for getting organized in the environment, useful reference books for flora, and useful reference books for fauna. (KR)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science Education, Teaching Methods
The Marketing Officer, Department of Education and the Arts, 71 Letitia Street, North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7000 ($22.00--Australian dollars).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Tasmania)
Note: Contains some colored photographs which may not reproduce well.