Environmental Education

Course Code :2211MDOMED
Study domain:Environmental Science
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:15
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Peter Van Petegem
Jelle Boeve-de Pauw

3. Course contents *

The course explains the context, concepts, roles and characteristics of environmental education, it's perspectives and possible pathways of implementation regarding education for sustainable development. Environmental education as a policy-instrument is explained as well as the pedagogical objectives and social learning. Formal, informal and non-formal learning is explored  by a research assignement. The environmental education policy in Flanders is analysed taking into account the objectives, actors and target groups, design and didactics. Theory is linked to practice by working out an educational project about an environmental issue.