ERIC Number: ED328440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
An Environmental Education Approach to the Training of Elementary Teachers: A Teacher Education Programme. A Discussion Document for Unesco Training Seminars on Teacher Training in Environmental Education.
Hungerford, Harold R.; And Others
This document describes an elementary teacher education program (TEP) for training elementary school teachers to include the environment in the content and methods of the early years of education. The major focus of this document is to infuse environmental content and methods in existing or planned courses of instruction in the TEP. The topics in part I are the goals for the TEP as well as discussions on learner objectives as they related to the goals, the role of citizenship responsibility, and environmental sensitivity. Part II deals with topics of infusion and the infusion strategy. Part III lays out the entire TEP, providing an overall description of each course and making definite suggestions for the infusion of environmental education into the appropriate courses. Part IV focuses on the critical variables of instruction and successfully seeing these outcomes realized in students. It also describes the General Teaching Model (GTM), resources for instruction, inventorying community resources available for instruction, the use of field trips, and problem solving as a strategy for environmental education. Part V presents example infusion activities for use in the TEP. (KR)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Ethics, Field Trips, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science Education, Social Studies, Sociology, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Values Clarification
Unesco Publications, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700, Paris, France (Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.