Courses Catalogue

Environmental Extension

COURSE CODE: ENV3110
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The course is designed to expose environment science students to a systematic framework for understanding the methods used in working with communities and especially in this field that involves a lot of extension work. The course covers introduction to Environmental Extension (EE): methods and materials; both formal and non-formal settings. Introduce student to apply specific methods and materials to practical situations.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

The need to enable student’s acquire skills, knowledge, develop positive attitudes and actively participate in environmental awareness, education and extension.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

§  Define environmental extension.

§  State the characteristics of effective environmental extension.

§  Trace the origin of environmental extension.

§  outline the current changes and events in environmental extension.

§  State the principles of environmental extension.

§  Give the strategies and materials used in presenting environmental education and extension.

§  Differentiate between formal and informal settings in environmental and extension.

§  Describe the place-based educational laboratories used in environmental education and extension.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  Demonstrate understanding of environmental extension from both the historical and present contexts

§  Describe the principles and functions of environmental extension

§  Explain the strength and weaknesses of some of the extension approaches that have been tried out in developing countries.

§  Appreciate gender-related issues in environment and development, and appreciate the importance of gender mainstreaming gender into extension service delivery & technology dissemination