ERIC Number: ED125938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
"This World Is So Beautiful....": Feelings and Attitudes in Environmental Education. Instructional Activities Series IA/S-15.
Allen, Rodney F.
This activity is one of a series of 17 teacher-developed instructional activities for geography at the secondary-grade level described in SO 009 140. The activity investigates the rationale and means for including attitudes, feelings, and emotions in the environmental education curriculum. Explanation is given about the role of attitudes and feelings in our reactions to environment. Students should understand that their reactions to nature and other people are basically emotional, and that coping with those emotions involves understanding each situation and judging each stimulus. In order to help students understand their feelings and attitudes toward environment, several teaching strategies are suggested. These include discussion of popular folk-rock songs, selection of certain material goods, analysis of historical literature and current media content, and reflection on the meaning of photographs from several points of view. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Attitude Change, Conservation (Concept), Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Geography Instruction, Humanistic Education, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Interests, Student Reaction, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($0.50, secondary set $15.25)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 096 235 and SO 009 140-167