ERIC Number: ED351206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting a Concern for the Environment.
Heimlich, Joe E.
Environmental Education (EE) is described as a process of moving individuals toward stewardship and ultimately a union view of the relationship of people with nature. This document presents a general tenet of EE and explores some prevalent precepts that can be a guide to fully incorporating EE into all teaching settings. The percepts are explored in the context of three philosophical approaches to the incorporation of EE: (1) Imposition, adding an additional topic onto the required study; (2) Infusion, incorporation of environmental themes or topics into traditional disciplinary approaches; and (3) Framing, using traditional disciplinary skills to define aspects of real world problems and problem-solving and decision-making processes to address the problems. The strengths and weaknesses of each approach is discussed. (Contains 20 references.) (MCO)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Strategies, Environmental Education, Fused Curriculum, Holistic Approach, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, Unified Studies Curriculum
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Suite 310, 1200 Chambers Road, Columbus, OH 43212 (1st copy, free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.