Making the environmental grade: The benefits of going green in the classroom (2009)

Lessons in Learning – June 24, 2009

In this document, the authors discuss both the benefits and the challenges of making environmental education a component of classroom learning.

They point to research suggesting that participation in environmental education helps students develop knowledge about the environment, positive environmental attitudes and environmentally friendly behaviours. Some forms of environmental education have also been associated with the development of critical thinking skills and increased motivation to learn.

At the same time, many teachers don’t feel competent in teaching environmental issues, most of which are interdisciplinary in nature and require knowledge of concepts from different subject areas, the authors note. However, these issues can be addressed through both initial and continuing professional education.

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Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). Making the environmental grade: The benefits of going green in the classroom 2009. Web. 27 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/environmental_grade/environmental_grade.pdf>
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) (2009). Making the environmental grade: The benefits of going green in the classroom. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/environmental_grade/environmental_grade.pdf
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