Hi, Dear students, today We'll talk about environmental education
It is important because it can influence the behavior of students as individual citizens, as well as influence the future planning projects in which they will be involved.
To start, Let's mention the five objectives for EE that transcend the straightforward imparting ofknowledge:
a) awareness of environmental problems; (b) sensitivity towards the environment; (c) values and feelings of environmental concern as motivation foractive participation in environmental improvement and protection; (d) skills for identifying and solving environmental problems; (e) opportunities for active involvement in resolutionof environmental problems
Such a citizen would be actively involved in working towards the resolution of environmental problems. As such, the educating of such citizens requires four operational objectives:
These are the objectives; a) Provision of sufficientinformation for ecologically sound decision-making; (b)Promotion of awareness of the consequences of collective environmentalactions; (c) Imparting of knowledge and the development of skills that enableinvestigation of environmental issues and evaluation of potential solutions; and (d)Development of skills to a point that enables positive environmental action (Hungerford and Volk 1990).
Two hands-on learning strategies ortools that can be used to achieve EE objectives in an environmental planning context arePBL and SL.
PBL aims to use projects as a mean to enhance independent learning in a real world context. students learn from the solving of complex problems that lack clearanswers
SL is another potentially complementary form of participatory projects, relevant to environmental education for planning students. It is a form of experiential education, in which studentsengage in activities that address the needs of communities and receive opportunities designed to promote learningand development
vEncouraging learner participation and self-responsibility; providing an atmosphere of trust nourishing curiosity; achieving results meaningful to and appreciated by the students themselves; encouraging self-initiated discovery; fostering originality and creativity; and aiding students to become life-long learners.
the framework of meaningful learning determines how students learned through the use of participatory projects based on its importance to EE . It includesthe following techniques:
projects contribute to the ultimate EE goal change of personal and professional environmentalbehavior (Hungerfordand Volk1990;Kollmuss and Agyeman 2002).
Class projects raisedplanning students’ awareness regarding environmental considerations in urban and regionalplanning, and helped them be more sensitive to community needs
We can conclude that the perception of connectivity between the project and academic materials taught in class does notnecessarily depend on the objective nature of the project or the team.