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Environmental Education (EE) aims at teaching children from a young age to be environmentally aware, offering the perfect chance for educators to build lifelong habits that could potentially make a significant difference in the future of our planet. Sustainability and Environment are recognized within public discourse as crucial topics. Consequently, it is essential to realize that the concept of Environmental Education is continually changing towards Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). ESD contains all the goals and principles of EE but it also aims at the transformation of human behavior in order to achieve sustainable living.

This course is appropriate for classroom teachers of every school level. It provides educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate Environmental Education into their school practice. Participants discuss the history, definition, and goals of EE and ESD; develop an understanding of the professional roles and instructional methods of environmental educators; be aware of the teaching strategies of EE; know how to plan, develop and implement environmental activities and link them to a variety curriculum subjects. By the end of the training participants will have been inspired to engage young people in exploring environmental issues through interactive learning.

 

Objectives

  • Understand what Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is.
  • Be able to identify relevant curriculum links to ESD activities.
  • Understand how to engage and motivate young people to learn about the environment within different curriculum frameworks.
  • Learn teaching methods and approaches of EE.
  • Explore a range of thematic approaches to EE and be able to draw on these in the compilation of a programme of EE.
  • Take part in experiential environmental education activities.
  • Introduce a process enabling teachers to identify and analyse local/school/community environmental issues and to develop related learning programmes.
  • Provide the opportunity to implement activities that promote active learning.

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