ERIC Number: ED371948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Approaching Environmental Issues in the Classroom. Workshop Resource Manual.
Pennock, Margaret T.; Bardwell, Lisa V.
This booklet is one in a series of resource manuals to help teacher educators conduct environmental education (EE) teacher workshops or promote EE programs. The unit is presented in seven sections that describe: (1) a rationale for teaching environmental issues; (2) a five-step process for addressing environmental issues; (3) classroom approaches to environmental issues; (4) decision making, facilitating, critical thinking, and conflict management skills for students and teachers, as well as, characteristics of effective teachers of environmental issues; (5) common barriers teachers face when bringing environmental issues into the curriculum and ways to circumvent them; (6) nine activities for the workshop; and (7) a list of 34 resources for skill building, exploring issues, understanding solutions, making it happens, and organizations to contact. The nine activities make up the majority of the booklet and focus on the value of dealing with issues, skills teachers need as facilitators of students investigating issues, and what teachers can do if they choose one of the three approaches to addressing issues. (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.