ERIC Number: ED277552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Education: Module for Pre-Service Training of Teachers and Supervisors for Primary Schools. Environmental Educational Series 5.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.
A series of experimental modules for teachers has been developed under the direction of the International Environmental Education Programme (IEEP) of UNESCO. This particular module focuses on the pre-service training of elementary school teachers and supervisors in environmental education. Section 1, Content for Environmental Education, traces the historical and philosophical development of environmental education and provides a knowledge base about the environment and its problems. This includes information on ecosystem dynamics, and the biophysical and sociocultural components of environments. Problems (both natural and human made) arising from interactions in the environment are addressed along with steps which might be taken in dealing with such problems. Section 2, Methodology for Environmental Education, offers strategies for including environmental education in the curriculum and describes some pedagogical approaches. In addition, it discusses evaluation and management of environmental education in the elementary classroom. A bibliography is included. (TW)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Energy Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Global Approach, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Land Use, Political Science, Preservice Teacher Education, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Water Quality
UNESCO, Documentation and Information Centre, Sector of Education, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 75700, France.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.
Note: For other publications in this series, see SE 047 645-652.