ERIC Number: ED116914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Education Teaching Resources: Projects for Environmental Problem-Solving.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Teacher Rights Div.
This publication is a guide for the design of student projects in environmental education. A few advantages of problem-focused projects are: easy incorporation into the ongoing curriculum; opportunity for joint student/teacher use of knowledge, information, and skills in action-oriented activities related to local environmental concerns; identifying, weighing, and clarifying values; research and technical reporting skills; and development of divergent and convergent thinking skills. The student project provides a method for student involvement and inquiry-based learning. The five instructional objectives presented are based on the above-mentioned advantages. Under each objective are teaching strategies, specific instructional procedures, and some sample questions to raise. The objectives, strategies, and procedures serve as the basis for process activities and outcomes that can be realized through all problem-solving projects. Three projects that can be utilized and adapted by secondary and college students in their study of communication on environmental issues are outlined. Two of the projects concern environmental impact; the third, environmental research. Each project is sub-divided into objectives, focus, suggested approaches, project design, and evaluation. Appendiced information pertaining to organizations of environmental concern, expanded problems for study, and a bibliography of materials is to be used in conjunction with the projects. (BP)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Student Projects, Teaching Guides
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Teacher Rights Div.
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