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ERIC Number: EJ833046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Outdoor Learning: Curriculum Imperatives and Community Relevance in a Rural Setting
Maposah-Kandemiri, Myra; Higgins, Peter; McLaughlin, Pat
Education 3-13, v37 n1 p15-28 Feb 2009
This paper presents a review of practice in the use of the outdoors, and its potential in the teaching of environmental education at Muenzaniso, a Zimbabwean primary school. The school uses permaculture and Integrated Land Use Design as tools for sustainable environmental management. Evidence suggests that pressing community and curriculum imperatives motivate the school, and increasingly, the community, to participate in this voluntary programme, and that perceived important benefits fuel their continued engagement. The school prides itself in being able to incorporate environmental education into the teaching of all school subjects. Potential benefits include environmental citizenship, social and community development, personal as well as school development. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe