Environmental Education Research Paper

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INTRODUCTION Education is the process that disseminates knowledge, impart necessary skills and helps in forming favourable attitudes and it play crucial role in our society. One of the most basic areas about which to get educated is an understanding of how the systems of life function and how we human fit into them that is what constitutes environment. It seems unquestionable that our environment is subject to an increasing range of pressures, and as a result is suffering from an increasing range of problems. It is high time to understand the environment to protect it and to develop concern and respect for the environment. It is well realized that it is education alone that can bring about a change in individuals perceptions, knowledge and understanding, attitudes and values to act for the environment and become environmentally responsible citizens. Environmental education is widely seen as one important strategy for achieving environmental improvement. Environmental Education mainly aims to make people in the society to be aware, knowledgeable and inculcate…show more content…
It demands only memorization of concepts, facts and principles, therefore we need of new strategies which will help to accomplish define goals (John, 2006). It can be said that young children are full of curiosity to learn about their environment but they do not get opportunity to analyse and evaluate local, regional or national environmental problems or issues. Fair amount of information about the environment is being given through textbooks, but it has not succeeded to generate a concern that may lead to effective action for conserving and further improving the environment. Therefore, the course of study in Environmental Education should emphasise the emotional and attitudinal aspect of the learners. Thus it would lead from knowledge to feeling and finally to appropriate action (Bhosle,
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