U of M ENED 4555 - ENED 4555 Syllabus (6 pages)

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University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
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Ened 4555 - Foundations of Environmental Education
Foundations of Environmental Education Documents

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EnEd 4555 Foundations of EE Spring 2006 2 Credits 9 30 11 50 Thursdays SpHC 212 Instructor Dr Julie Athman Ernst Office 241 Engr Office Hours M F 12 00 1 00 Phone 726 6761 Email jernst d umn edu Class Email ened4555 1 s2006 d umn edu Course Web URL www d umn edu jernst select EnEd 4555 from course list Course Description This course provides an introduction to environmental education The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills for providing quality ageappropriate EE for students in the formal classroom setting The emphasis is on EE curriculum materials resources and programs that can be used with students in settings at or near their schools to support both school curricular and environmental literacy goals Additional emphasis will be on using the outdoor winter environment as a source of environmental education experiences This course involves an overnight experience at the Laurentian Environmental Center and culminates in teaching a series of three lessons in a local elementary school classroom Note REC 2300 Recreation Programming is a pre requisite for this course Course Objectives 1 Develop an understanding of environmental education including its goals and objectives historical development and key characteristics and underlying learning theories 2 Discuss barriers to incorporating environmental education into the preK 12 formal education setting 3 Explain the need for environmental education including its relevance to the preK 12 formal education setting 4 Respond to criticisms of EE providing a rational for the incorporation of environmental education into formal classroom settings 5 Develop a familiarity with EE curricular resources programs and materials including documents that guide EE in MN and nationally 6 Develop and implement age appropriate EE lesson plans that support both educational goals standards and environmental literacy goals 7 Use the outdoor winter environment as a context for environmental education lessons 8 Explain



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