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Environmental Education

  1. 1. International Earth Day • Proclaimed in 1970s by its Founder ,John Mc Connel
  2. 2. Jean –Jacques Rousseau • Introduced a philosophy on environment education in his work • “Emile”
  3. 3. What is Environmental Education? • Is a process by which people develop awareness, concern and knowledge of the environment and learn to use this understanding to preserve, conserve and utilize the environment in a sustainable manner for the benefit of present and future generations.
  4. 4. • It entails the will to take personal initiatives and social participation to achieve sustainability. • It is intended for all types of learners, students, out-of-school youth, community leaders, policy makers and the general public to develop appropriate environmental-related skills.
  5. 5. Goals, Objectives and Aims of Environmental Education • The main goal is to develop concern and awareness among world population about the total environment and its associated problems. • The goals of environmental education are: 1. To improve the quality of environment 2. To create awareness among the people on environmental problems and conversations 3. To create an atmosphere so that people participate in decision-making and develop the capabilities to evaluate the developmental programs
  6. 6. Environmental Education Awareness Knowledge AttitudesSkills Paticipation
  7. 7. The objectives of environmental educational are classified as follows: 1. Awareness- acquire an awareness of and sensitivity to the total environment and its allied problems. 2. Knowledge-gain a variety of experiences and acquire a basic understanding of the environment and its associated problems.
  8. 8. 3. Attitudes – acquire a set of values and feeling of concern for the environment and the motivation for actively participating in environmental improvement and protection. 4. Skills – acquire skills for identifying and solving environmental problems. 5. Participation - to provide social groups and individuals with an opportunity to be actively involved at all levels working towards the resolution of environmental problems.
  9. 9. Aims of Environmental Education • To provide different groups of people as well as graduates in a variety of professional fields with the knowledge needed to develop a sense of responsibility towards the environment and the rational and the rational utilization of its riches. • To make use of these knowledge and skills to preserve, conserve and utilize the environment in a sustainable manner for the benefit of present and future generations.
  10. 10. Importance of Environmental Education 1. Increases student engagement in science 2. Improves student achievement in core subject areas 3. Provides critical tools for a 21st century workface 4. Helps address “nature deficit disorder”
  11. 11. Major Environme ntal Issues and Concerns Water Pollution Air Pollution Climate Change Waste and Land Pollution
  12. 12. Environmental Principles Nature knows best All forms of life are equally important Everything is interconnected Everything changes Everything must go somewhere Ours is a finite earth Nature is beautiful and we are steward of God’s creation
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