Courses Catalogue

Environmental Education

COURSE CODE: ENV2111
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

TOPIC

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Introduction (Concepts in environmental education)

  • Definition of terms.
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Awareness
  • Environmental education

 

3

The Environment and its challenges

 

3

Physical and cultural components of the environment

 

3

History and philosophy of environmental education Human Behaviour, Culture And The Environment

 

3

Factors Influencing Human Behavior Towards the Environment.

 

3

Goals, principles and objectives of environmental education

  • Awareness.
  • Stages of awareness

 

3

Relevancy of environmental education.

  • Purpose of environmental education in communities.
  • Indigenous knowledge in environmental education
  • Relevance of environmental education in schools
  • Forms of environmental education.

 

3

Designing curriculum in environmental education

  • Content guidelines for early childhood
  • Content guidelines for secondary and higher education.

 

3

The role of education awareness, attitude, motivation, and commitment to improve    Environmental quality.

 

3

Skills and Expertise in Environmental Management

  • Methods in environmental education
  • Environmental conservation skills (Use reduction, re-use, recycling)
  • Waste management skills
  • Energy saving technology

 

3

Integrating environmental education in communities

  • Factors considered in integrating environmental education in communities.
  • Steps taken in designating community education programmes include.           

3

Techniques of imparting environmental education.

  • Demonstrations.
  • Lecture method.
  • Exhibition
  • simulations
  • Framework for Learning and Teaching Environmental Education

 

3

Facilitating for environmental education

  • Qualities of a good facilitator.
  • Challenges of implementing environmental education in developing countries.

 

3

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

3

Agenda 21 – Chapter 36 Promoting Education, Public Awareness And Training

 

3

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes