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ERIC Number: EJ1057565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-2146-0329
Integration of Distinct Educating Spaces and Their Potential for a More Comprehensive Environmental Education Work
Iared, Valéria Ghisloti; de Oliveira, Haydée Torres
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, v2 n2 p129-148 Jun 2012
To investigate if the units of the São Carlos Ecological Pole (São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil) are educating spaces that may contribute to the understanding of the complexity of environmental issues and stimulate a sense of belonging and social responsibility, we interviewed primary school teachers who had accompanied visits to these places and members involved with environmental education in these spaces, and followed guided tours in all units of the Ecological Pole. We have identified that the activities can address issues that espouse the three dimensions of educational practice: cognitive (knowledge), subjective (feelings, principles, ethics) and political. No site alone is able to espouse all parameters considered essential in a valid environmental education work, but considering their sum, we identified that all of them are taken into account. Therefore, we reinforce the idea that the integration of these units would yield a more thorough EE work.
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. Aksaray Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi, Ilkogretim Bolumu, Kampus, Aksaray 68100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil