ERIC Number: ED395755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Integrating Environmental Education and Science: Using and Developing Learning Episodes.
Cantrell, Diane, Ed.; Barron, Patricia, Ed.
Education is in the midst of a major effort to restructure its programs so learners will be prepared for the dramatic global changes which continue to occur at accelerating rates. This document, which focuses on environmental education, serves as a vehicle to model a multi-dimensional approach: reflecting a broad range of instructional objectives, thematic organizations, and interdisciplinary approaches. The first section, "The Big Picture: Building Blocks and Models," discusses the goals for environmental education and science education. It identifies key elements that comprise the content of curriculum and suggests a range of ways to organize the curriculum. The second section, "Getting Started: Sample Learning Episodes," contains examples illustrating how existing curriculum materials can be modified to include more of the ideas discussed in the first part. Some model a specific educational strategy, technique, or approach, while others depict multi-dimensional learning opportunities. The third section, "Branching Out: Developing Your Own Learning Episodes," provides general guidelines for developing learning episodes and suggests different approaches to use as starting points. The appendices include an outline of the science model; guidelines for environmental education activities; an overview of learning episodes; ninth grade proficiency outcomes; helpful lists, samples, and tips; curriculum resources and teaching and learning resources; and blank forms for models and webs. Contains 14 references. (MKR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Curriculum, Science Education
ERIC/CSMEE, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Natural Resources, Columbus.; Science and Mathematics Network of Central Ohio.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.; Environmental Education Council of Ohio, Newark.; Science Education Council of Ohio.
Note: American Electric Power and Columbia Southern Power/Ohio Power and the John T. Huston-John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center at Mount Union College also particiated in this project.