ERIC Number: ED261885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Ecology, Ecosystem Management and Biology Teaching. Biology and Human Welfare.
Spellerberg, Ian F.; Pritchard, Alan J.
This six-chapter document (part of a series on biology and human welfare) focuses on ecology, ecosystem management, and biology teaching. Chapter 1 discusses the basic elements of ecology (considering organisms and their environment, populations, and communities and ecosystems). Chapter 2 describes several aspects of human ecology and resources (focusing on populations, natural resources, and ecosystem disruption). Chapter 3 provides examples of ecosystem management (examining ecosystems in agriculture, marine and freshwater ecosystems, forest ecosystems, and wildlife management). Chapter 4 considers the relationship between ecology, ecosystem management, and education. Chapter 5 focuses on various topics and issues related to ecology, environmental education, and curriculum design. The distinction between knowledge studies and issue studies, implications of concerns about conservation and environmental issues for biology instruction, and objectives of and instructional strategies for biology curricula and programs with an ecological dimension are among these topics. Chapter 6 offers and describes various teaching and learning strategies, including a seven-stage program of work centered on problems of pest control. Also included is a list of difficulties and confusions traditionally associated with the teaching of ecology and a consideration of how they can be eliminated. (A list of references and resources is appended.) (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Environmental Education, Learning Strategies, Natural Resources, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Unesco, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.; International Union of Biological Sciences. Commission for Biological Education.