Using Environment-Based Education to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development
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.
- place-based education, environment as integrating context (EIC)
- environmental education
- science, math, engineering, technology (STEM)
- reading, writing, English as a second language
- school based
- academic performance