Education for the Environment

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  • Title: Education for the Environment: Learning to Care for the Environment: A Longitudinal Case Study
  • Author(s): Azra Moeed, Robin Averill
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review
  • Keywords: Environmental Education, Horticulture Studies, Forest Restoration, Curriculum Integration, Community Involvement
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 5
  • Year: 2010
  • ISSN: 1447-9494 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1447-9540 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47035
  • Citation: Moeed, Azra, and Robin Averill. 2010. "Education for the Environment: Learning to Care for the Environment: A Longitudinal Case Study." The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review 17 (5): 179-192. doi:10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47035.
  • Extent: 14 pages

Abstract

Education for the environment describes learning in which students develop and implement strategies to help resolve environmental issues. This paper discusses a study carried out as part of a successful secondary school-led community-supported environmental education project demonstrating how curriculum integration can effectively create a place for environmental education within the school curriculum. In the process of caring for the environment, students restored a dying patch of natural forest (with few seedlings regenerating) into one that is self-sustaining whilst at the same time developing horticulture skills. The study found that horticulture learning objectives can be met and students’ environmental attitudes enhanced through involvement in a substantive, purposeful environmental education project