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ERIC Number: EJ1194355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Use of Children's Literature to Support an Emerging Curriculum Model of Education for Sustainable Development for Young Learners
Bhagwanji, Yash; Born, Patty
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v12 n2 p85-102 Sep 2018
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an educational imperative that requires supporting young learners in developing awareness about--and exploring--concepts, topics and vocabulary of significant importance in environmental education. Chawla (2009, "Journal of Developmental Processes," "4"(1), pp. 6-23) identified two factors that predicted pro-environment behaviours: (a) direct experience in nature and (b) second-hand learning such as through books and stories. By using carefully selected children's books that affirm and underscore children's relationships with nature, classroom teachers and programme leaders can support inquiry-based learning in a recurring and interrelated fashion. Additionally, a wide range of constructs and content embedded within the realm of environmental education can be explored through carefully selected children's reading materials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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