ENV 318 - Foundations in Environmental Education
Environmental education aims at increasing awareness and knowledge about environmental issues or problems. It provides the public with the necessary skills to make informed decisions and take responsible action. Environmental education occurs in traditional classrooms, in communities, and in settings like nature centers, museums, parks, and zoos. Environmental education is an interdisciplinary field which draws from many fields - earth science, biology, chemistry, social studies, math, and language arts. This field focuses on issues or problems at the local, national, and international levels.
This course will take an in-depth look at the historical foundations, philosophical basis, educational theories, and teaching methods in environmental education. This course is intended to help students become thoroughly knowledgeable and proficient as a beginning environmental educator. This class will utilize group discussion, program observations and peer teaching to help achieve the course goals.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of N1 or permission from instructor.
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