ERIC Number: ED347041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Essential Learnings in Environmental Education--A Database for Building Activities and Programs.
Ballard, Melissa, Comp.; Pandya, Mamata, Comp.
The purpose of this book is to provide building blocks for designing and reviewing environmental education programs and activities. This handbook provides 600 basic concepts needed to attain the environmental education goals outlined at the Tbilisi, USSR, conference and generally agreed to be the fundamental core of quality environmental education: knowledge, attitudes, motivation, commitment, and skill. Sections classified are: (1) "Natural Systems" containing general, abiotic components, biotic components, processes, and biological systems; (2) "Resources" including natural resources, abiotic resources, biotic resources, and degradation of resource bases; and (3) "Human Systems" including humans and environment, technological systems, social systems, and environmental awareness and protection. Each concept has its concept number, level (introductory, intermediate, or advanced), class (definition, fact, issue, or opinion), and secondary reference. A chart showing each concept's level, class, and objective (awareness, knowledge, attitude, and participation) is given. Bibliography of sources and index are provided. (YP)
Descriptors: Databases, Ecology, Environmental Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science
North American Association for Environmental Education, P.O. Box 400, Troy, OH 45373 ($16.00 for non-members, $12.00 for members, quantity prices available).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.
Authoring Institution: North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.; Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad (India).; State Univ. of New York, Syracuse. Coll. of Environmental Science and Forestry.