ERIC Number: ED354155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Model Learner Outcomes for Environmental Education.
This document is intended to provide Minnesota educators a means of systematically viewing Environmental Education (EE) programs within their schools or districts, and provide a tool for integrating EE into all courses and programs in accordance with the State Board Curriculum Rule 3500.1075. The material is divided into four chapters, followed by four appendixes and a glossary of EE terminology. Chapter 1 conveys education values, learner values, philosophy, mission, and goals as expressed by the Minnesota State Board of Education. In chapter 2 the roles and purposes of EE are presented. This includes a description of EE, its organizing principles or contexts, and its program goals. In chapter 3 the concept learner outcomes for EE are enumerated. In this section, the associated state learner goals, development and concept emphasis, and EE learner outcomes are stipulated for each program goal. Chapter 4 presents a model for transposing model learner outcomes into curriculum. Ten steps are identified to guide the integration process and samples of an integrated unit and lesson plan format are provided. Also included in this chapter is a section discussing EE approaches to teaching and learning, and a scope and sequence planning guide. Appendices include the following: (1) expanding and applying EE key concepts; (2) EE supplemental materials and opportunities; (3) discussion, research, and discovery topics for each program goal; and (4) resources. (MCO)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Fundamental Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Teaching Methods, Values
Minnesota Curriculum Services Center, 70 West County Road B-2, Little Canada, MN 55116.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota