ERIC Number: ED263003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Using Valuing and Inquiry Skills in Environmental Education.
Knapp, Clifford E.
This report advocates the use of a process approach in learning about the environment and supports the teaching of responsible environmental decision making skills through an inquiry and valuing focus. Teaching is viewed as a process of structuring experiences, raising questions, sharing activities, and guiding students to the attainment of intellectual skills. A list of selected comments on teaching styles, valuing processes, and student behaviors are provided in the context of environmental education. The main body of the report consists of a list of fourteen inquiry and valuing skills and related activities. These are intended to assist teachers in implementing a process approach with a valuing component to their environmental courses. The following are representative examples of the suggested skills: (1) identifying and applying moral principles to specific environmental problems and issues; (2) examining and evaluating lifestyle patterns and associated value systems; (3) examining and evaluating the accomplishments of significant human models; (4) listing and prioritizing standards for making decisions and examining conflicts among them; and (5) identifying value conflicts in everyday life situations. An environmental values and ethics bibliography is also included. (ML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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