ERIC Number: ED359051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Global Issues and Environmental Education. ERIC/CSMEE Digest.
Trisler, Carmen E.
An action of an individual or a societal action that has an impact on other societies constitutes a "global issue." Global climate change, airborne toxins, ozone depletion, and solid waste management are a few of the global issues concerning the environment. This digest discusses methods by which students learn about global issues and acquire skills to deal with them. Topics discussed include: (1) the role of formal education in the acquisition of environmental knowledge; (2) the goal of environmental education to develop responsible environmental behavior in citizens; (3) the structuring of environmental education for global issues by either infusing them into the curriculum, inserting new courses into study, or creating a framework that allows learning to be related to and integrated within a student's life; (4) the use of creative problem-solving and decision-making approaches in dealing with global issues; and (5) the need to develop curriculum that addresses the identification of and response to environmental issues of global concern. Contains 10 references. (MDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Integrated Curriculum, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080 (first copy, free; $0.25 each additional copy).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; 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.