ERIC Number: ED319633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Responding to the Environmental Crisis: the Pedagogic Challenge.
Garb, Yaakov Jerome
In this speech, the author describes what has been learned through years of experience teaching an introductory course in environmental issues at the University of California at Berkeley. The course is described as a broad interdisciplinary survey of the various environmental problems facing the earth; it is an examination of local and global issues. The challenge then is threefold: to give students knowledge and understanding of the technical facts; to enable students to assimilate and integrate the information into their understanding of the world; and to enable them to generate solutions for the various issues. Teaching methods used in the course are discussed as well as several philosophical issues including idealism, individualism, and splitting and romanticism. A list of 36 references is included. (CW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).