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Environmental Education (Sem 4, Mumbai Univ)


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Environmental education can never remain static. It must change with the changing times which inevitably change our environment. Studying EVS helps students to get acquainted with their own environment and strengthens their bond with it. The chapters mentioned in the textbook are explained in a simple language so that students understand the concepts easily. At the end of each chapter, exercise questions are provided for students to practice regularly.

This book is written to bring about an awareness of a variety of environmental concerns. It attempts to create a pro-environmental attitude and a behavioural pattern in society that is based on creating sustainable lifestyles. But, a textbook can hardly be expected to help to achieve a total behavioural change in society. Conservation is best brought about through creating a love for nature.

Today, we are facing environmental problems. We know that there are many environmental related issues. Environmental awareness needs to be created through formal and informal education to all sections of the society. Everyone needs to understand as environment belongs to all and every individual matters when it comes to conservation and protection of environment. Awareness and understanding of environmental issues provide the basis and rationale for commitment and meaningful actions towards environmentally sound and sustainable development. The goals of environmental education around the world are similar to maintain and improve environmental quality, and to prevent future environmental problems.

Environmental education connects us to the world around and teaches us about both natural and artificial environments. It raises awareness of issues impacting the environment upon which we all depend, as well as actions we can take to improve and sustain it. Global issues such as environmental degradation, pollution, soil erosion and growing population are of concern to parents, educators, other stakeholders and governments of both developed and developing countries. Ensuring environmental sustainability requires a paradigm shift in conceptualisation, research and science education. There is an urgent need for transformative environmental education and active environmental participation. Effective environmental education represents more than an unidirectional transfer of information: rather, this suite of tools develop and enhance environmental attitudes, values and knowledge, as well as build skills that prepare individuals and communities to collaboratively undertake positive environmental action. It has many benefits for youth, educators, schools and communities.

This book will add to the stock of knowledge in general and be helpful to the future teachers to be called as protectors of environment, saviours of the environment, purifiers of the environment and the managers of the environment instead of, as traditionally called as makers of history, social engineers and builders of the nation.


Contents –

Module I: Fundamentals of Environmental Education
1. Concept of Environment, Ecosystem and Ecology
2. Major Environmental Issues: Meaning, Causes, Effects and Remedies
3. Development of Environmental Education
Module II: Environmental Education for Sustainable Development
4. Initiatives for Environment Assessment
5. Sustainable Environmental Management
6. Environmental Initiatives, Projects and Laws
Module III: Internal Assessment
7. Guidelines for Module 3
Question Bank
Model Question Paper


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Dr. Pratima Chetan Sabde,

Dr. Swarnalata Harichandan


Himalaya pub