ERIC Number: ED371947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Environmental Education into the School Curriculum. Workshop Resource Manual.
Monroe, Martha C.; Cappaert, David
This booklet is one in a series of resource manuals to help teacher educators conduct environmental education (EE) teacher workshops or promote EE programs. This unit is intended for workshop facilitators to help teachers integrate environmental themes into their teaching. It provides ideas for making connections between environmental content and other disciplines. An introduction presents a rationale for integrating EE into traditional school curricula. The unit is presented in five sections that describe: (1) three workshop strategies for providing resources that meet teachers' curricular objectives, helping teachers make the content connection, and integrating EE to teach process skills; (2) information for making sense of the mix; (3) the infusion and insertion approaches to integrating EE into the curriculum; (4) 10 activities for use during the workshop; and (5) a list of 23 resources listed under the categories of trainer reference materials, teacher materials for content infusion, and teacher material for process infusion. The activities are presented in four sections that exemplify the multidisciplinary nature of EE, use the content integration strategy to help teachers select activities for their classrooms, use process integration to guide teachers in developing EE that build critical thinking and communication, and help get integration workshops started. (MDH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Development, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training, Dana Building, 430 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Natural Resources.
Note: For other booklets in the series, see SE 054 607-611.