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ERIC Number: ED070614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 7
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Teaching Environmental Education With a Focus on Values.
Knapp, Clifford E.
Helping students to develop their own environmental values and internalizing the valuing process are the topics highlighted in this article. Values-clarification techniques are enumerated, based on the belief that valuing involves processes of choosing, prizing, and acting. To help students clarify their values about the environment, while they are learning the valuing processes, several teaching strategies are suggested. These involve: (1) composing value sheets for student reaction, (2) writing captions for pictures depicting environmental problems, (3) role-playing, (4) creating contrived incidents to stimulate discussion on controversial environmental issues, (5) employing a devil's advocate approach as developing plausible reasons defending various pollution practices and then justifying the position, (6) constructing value continuums, (7) responding to open-ended questions, (8) keeping a time diary for a week, (9) designing an autobiographical questionnaire, (10) voting on current issues, (11) rank-ordering environmental words, statements, and/or problems, and (12) coding phrases, statements, or essays indicating the writer's stand for or against an environmental situation. Teaching environmental education with a focus on values is believed to be not only a stimulating but a necessary approach for today's generation. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Dept. of Conservation and Outdoor Recreation.