ERIC Number: ED337433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
An Environmental Education Approach to the Training of Middle Level Teachers: A Prototype Programme. Environmental Education Series 30.
Marcinkowski, Thomas J.; And Others
This document describes the design, content, and methods of a teacher education program (TEP) with a specialization in environmental education (SEE), intended to prepare teachers for middle schools. The SEE is also suggested as inservice for staff members. Part 1 presents the goals of the TEP and translates these goals into learner objectives. It presents a model of environmental literacy and several crucial components of this model as they relate to the goals (e.g., environmental sensitivity and citizenship responsibility). Part 2 provides some background on the nature of the middle school and on characteristics of middle school teachers and students. Part 3 offers a full description of "core" courses, with specific suggestions for the inclusion of environmental content, and discusses concerns and suggestions regarding both the scope and sequence of courses within the SEE. Part 4, "Planning for Instruction in Environmental Education," focuses on the variables of instructional design, resources, and methods; presents the General Teaching Model as well as a set of corresponding instructional methods and resources; and discusses critical outcomes of instruction and the instructional strategies needed to help students realize those outcomes. Part 5 presents sample activities for courses within the SEE. (LL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Core Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Design, Specialization, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods
Environmental Education Section, Division of Science, Technical and Environmental Education, UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, Paris 75700, France (free).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.
Identifiers: International Environmental Education Programme; UNESCO