Environmental education for sustainability (EfS) has a central purpose of developing students’ habits and actions, in a sustainable way. EfS encompasses many values, visions, principles, key competencies and the essential nature of learning areas in the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) from its core components. The components of environmental EfS are important to achieving the goals of environmental education in the curriculum (Tilbury, 1995). Relevance Relevance is the prominent component of environmental EfS (Tilbury, 1995). It is to do with making a link between the student’s everyday lives to their learning in school.
Also, it is essential to solving environmental problems and giving them a right approach when they arise. Lastly ecological education empowers the community; it promotes a sense of belonging and connection through involving the community in environmental issues. (Fisher 2005). Hence ecological education has value to many stakeholders such as children, families and the wider
This essay aims to summarise the extent of educating for a sustainable future and analyse how relevant it is. The concept of ecological literacy is explored along with its benefits and limitations. This essay was written from the viewpoint that everyone has a role in moving towards sustainability, beginning as early as early childhood. Ecological approaches
Greening is used as a process of pursuing knowledge and practices with the aim to be more environmentally friendly and enhance decision making and lifestyle in a more ecologically responsible manner, this can lead to environmental protection and sustainability of the natural resources for current and future generations. If adapted to educational and training activities of an institution, it could lead to a systematic process of change. The greening of TVET institution process invites persons to engage in approaches that seek to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that can lead to more sustainable practices in the community, the workplace and other settings where knowledge and skills could be applied. It can also lead to obtaining professional qualifications that reflect environmentally friendly skills to perform tasks. In the context of implementing UNESCO’s Global Action Program on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development), UNESCO-UNEVOC promotes the implementation of Greening TVET.
School is a fundamental location for the child’s mind to grow and prosper and the child is able to socialize and adhere to the environment that he or she learns about. In addition to education, simply being a component within the institution also formulates our beliefs. Schools are a prime institution to learn about green education in which it will prepare students to be sustainable in the future. In Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia, the protagonist, Will, travels to an ecological utopia where he learns how to live in a sustainable or an Ecotopian manner. Unlike the fictional story of Ecotopia, the United States’ way of living is vastly different.
Outdoor learning allows students to apply their knowledge, which lets them have a deeper understanding of the knowledge. In Elkin’s  opinion, outdoor learning can combine theory and practice as student can practice in real situation by using their own knowledge. Also, Venkataraman  believes that participate in outdoor learning can gain skills easily than traditional classroom learning like leadership skill, management skill and problem solving skill. This is because in the outdoor learning, student need to cooperate with other while in difficulties, so they need to learn to respect and appreciate others’ opinions, otherwise they cannot solve the problem. For example, geography students able to apply their knowledge while visit Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.
APPROACHES TO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Environmental education encourages learning about environmental systems. In particular, it is concerned with encouraging more sustainable interactions between the human and natural world. Related fields include education for sustainable development and the more progressive field of eco-pedagogy. What is Environmental Education? Environmental education (EE) is the teaching of individuals, and communities, in transitioning to a society that is knowledgeable of the environment and its associated problems, aware of the solutions to these problems, and motivated to solve them.
It is evident from the literature that education for sustainable development or sustainability (EfS) has certain key attributes (Sibbel, 2009; Vincent & Focht, 2011; von der Heidt & Lamberton, 2011). Therefore, if a curriculum is being developed, it needs to have some specified attributes if we want to make it competent. These attributes should carry sustainability to its centre, should explain sustainability focusing three basic dimensions viz. environment, society and economy. They should also cater the needs at both global and local levels.
In my opinion, I think the indigenous ecological knowledge can improve the people’s awareness on the environmental protection from the process of the observation and practices; thereby it can enhance and promote the sustainability. Indigenous knowledge is passed from generation to generation, and it is... ... middle of paper ... ...o live, and our later generation might not access a healthy environment to survive. Therefore, I support Werner’s argument that we should put more focus on the environment, and each of us should pay attention to the behaviors to the environment. During the question and decision period, there are some students asked something like “do you like your current job and what do you treat the science” because Werner is both a scientist and an activist.. He pointed out that science is a job, and he really likes it.
It is our responsibility to live a sustainable life. We must dedicate time to further our economic, environmental, and social sustainability in habits of living “greener” lifestyles. In order to do so, the Twin Ports region must establish well-developed educational and employ plans for our communities that informs and takes action to address sustainability through education, networking, and action. Discovering how humans impact the natural world and how the environment affects our quality of life is one of the most important things a community can learn about. Today, understanding this balance between the natural, social, and political systems in regards to the environment is important in becoming an effective region to lead in environmental conservation, nonprofit organizations, and the scientific community.