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Using Environment-Based Education to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development

Description

Report at http://www.neefusa.org/pdf/EnviroEdReport.pdf

From the Forward:

This report describes the efficacy of environment-based education in helping young people become lifelong learners and leaders. It is a joint effort of the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). An earlier joint report discussed how environment-based education increases student achievement in science, mathematics, and reading, as measured by standardized test scores.

A well-rounded education, however, means more than just higher test scores and grade level achievement. Accordingly, this report looks at less tangible, but equally important, effects of environment-based education on our young people. These include: improved motivation, skills for life-long learning, career preparation, and attitudes of respect and responsibility.

Details

Label Value
Subject This report describes the efficacy of environment- based education in helping young people become lifelong learners and leaders. It is a joint effort of the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF) and the North American Assoc
Author NEETF (National Environmental Education Training Foundation) and NAAEE (North American Association for Environmental Education)
Keywords NEETF, NAAEE
Pedagogical Area
  • place-based education, environment as integrating context (EIC)
  • environmental education
Subject Area
  • science, math, engineering, technology (STEM)
  • reading, writing, English as a second language
Delivery Area
  • school based
Outcome Area
  • academic performance
Participant Area
  • student