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ERIC Number: EJ884891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Experience This! The Experiential Approach to Teaching Environmental Issues
Maloof, Joan
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v5 n3 p193-197 2006
Experiential education has been promoted by John Dewey and Paulo Freire since the first half of the twentieth century. Freire called the type of teaching where students are passive "banking education." In this first person account I describe my shift from teaching environmental issues in the traditional style to teaching in an experiential style. As a result of this shift, which involves no lecturing or "banking" on my part, students have rated me as a more outstanding instructor. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A