ERIC Number: ED277555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Education: Module for Pre-Service Training of Social Science Teachers and Supervisors for Secondary Schools. Environmental Educational Series 9.
Sinha, Savita; And Others
The International Environmental Education Program (IEEP) of UNESCO has developed a series of experimental teacher training modules in environmental education. This module focuses on the pre-service training of secondary social science teachers and supervisors in environmental education. Chapter 1 introduces the module and presents specific objectives of pre-service secondary school teacher training programs in environmental education. Chapter 2 deals with the history and philosophy of environmental education (and includes a description of the IEEP). Basic information about the biophysical and sociocultural aspects of the environment is presented in chapter 3, along with considerations about environmental ethics and environmental decision making. Chapter four discusses some environmental problems and possible solutions. Several teaching methodologies are described in chapter 5, with emphasis on problem solving strategies. Activities and experiments for teaching the environmental dimension in social science subjects are presented in chapter 6. Evaluation of environmental education instruction is addressed in chapter 7, and chapter 8 outlines strategies for planning, developing, and implementing an environmental education program. A bibliography is included. (TW)
Descriptors: Course Content, Ecology, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Higher Education, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Organizations, Learning Modules, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
UNESCO, Documentation and Information Centre, Sector of Education, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 75700, France.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.
Note: For other publications in this series, see SE 047 645-652.