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ERIC Number: ED128167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 12
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Proximity Congruency and Proximity Incongruency: Factors Affecting the State of the Art of Environmental Education.
Peters, Richard
This paper presents arguments for the premise that, from an instructional point of view, the most effective environmental education program is one that provides for proximity congruency (direct interaction with the natural and man-made environment) as opposed to proximity incongruency. The author suggests that if the teacher is interested in exposing the student to the real world of the life-space environment, there are several activities and experiences that can be incorporated into the instructional strategy. These include: (1) community studies, (2) field studies, (3) field trips, (4) graphic studies, (5) nature walks, (6) weekend daytrips, and (7) weekend overnight camping trips. A representative sample of environmental education information available to teachers including: films, filmstrips, games, simulations, printed materials, projects and organizations, is presented. This publication concludes by listing environmental problems that need immediate attention in environmental education programs. (BT)
Publication Type: Books
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