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Syllabus 2018-19 - 10413001 - Environmental Education (Educación ambiental)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Environmental Education
CODE: 10413001 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 4 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: PARRA ANGUITA, MARÍA GEMA
DEPARTMENT: U102 - BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, BIOL.VEGETAL Y ECOLOGIA
FIELD OF STUDY: 220 - ECOLOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 161 E-MAIL: gparra@ujaen.es P: 953-212792
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/bioani
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Unit 1. Introduction to Environmental Education. Environmental Education (EE), Historical development of environmental education. Aims and objectives of the EE: Sustainable Development. Types of environmental education: E.E. formal (formal education), non-formal EE (informal education), EE in the field of business, E.E. in leisure time.

Unit 2. Ecosystem services and environmental issues. The environment as a system. The environmental paradigm. The major environmental problems. Analysis of environmental issues from EA

Unit 3. Basic methodological principles for environmental education: 
Facing the challenge of environmental education: From understanding of environmental issues to the development of attitudes and pro-environmental behavior 
Contributions of psychology: attitudes and behaviors promoting pro-environmental 
The socio-ecological paradigm 
Features of an effective intervention according to socio-ecological paradigm 
Specific challenges of environmental education and methodological strategies to address them 
The socio-scientific controversies in Environmental Education

Unit 4. Resources and Environmental Education Proposals 
Design principles according to specialized research 
Design and development of proposals EE 
Critical analysis of projects and resources for EE

Unit 5. Environmental Education in Spain and Andalusia. Resources, programs and initiatives

Practical sessions.

Two field sessions  (external) will be developed, with the purpose of visiting specialized centers on environmental education and also to attend different events related to the subject (conferences, congresses...)

Four computer sessions will be carried out:  databases, bibliographic sources and Web sites related to the subject will be handled.

Several cabinet sessions will be carried out, aimed at developing dynamic teamwork, the delivery of team home works and also to create discussion forums. Environmental education materials (comics, movies or documentaries, games ...) will be assessed.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures (2.4 cr ECTS): theoretical academic sessions with the support of ICT to facilitate teaching materials, references, internet addresses, through which the student can continue the work personally. This activity will allow to acquire skill CE-30.

Practices (mandatory) (2.4 ECTS): The different types of practices will be developed in the appropriate UJA facilities such as computer rooms and cabinets. Field practices will be held in external facilities allow students the contact with environmental education strategies in different social and / or educational stages. There will be working groups and students, with the support of the notebook, made for educational procedures and the development of the planned activities. The results will be analyzed and discussed globally in tutoring with the teacher. This activity will acquire the skills EC-30 and CT-23.

The seminars (1 ECTS) will allow the resolution of questions on subjects previously worked, and the groups of students will defend and exhibit their work on a topic of environmental interest. It will enable the achievement of competencies CT-3, CT-27 and CE-30.

Small group tutorial: (0.2 ECTS) allow the discussion on topics of interest on labor matters and the resolution of specific questions of matter. This activity will acquire all competitions mentioned before.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Evaluation of theoretical training (50%): CT-3 and CT-30 Skils will be evaluated. The written test could be of short questions, answer questions multiple choice or development questions. The possibility of partial exams that could remove material may be considered by course.

Assessment of practical training (20%): There will be continuous assessment of attitudes and skills developed during the field, computer and cabinet practicess. Attendance at practical sessions is mandatory, as welll as the workbook delivery. CT-27 and EC-30 Skils will be evaluated.

Assistance is required at least 80% of the sessions to get 20% of the weight of the overall assessment, control of attendance by signature

 Work in group (30%): The way of engaging with the other colleagues, equal sharing of work and group work strategies will be evaluated. It will also assess the oral presentation of the work. This section assesses all skills.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Conocimientos básicos en educación ambiental: base de datos para la elaboración de actividades y pro. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Barcelona: Graó, 2003  (Library)
  • Educación ambiental: orientación, actividades, experiencias y materiales. Edition: -. Author: Velázquez de Castro, Federico. Publisher: Madrid: Centro de Publicaciones del MEC: Narcea, D.L. 1995  (Library)
  • Environmental education [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: Pachauri, Suresh Chandra. Publisher: India : Dorling Kindersley (India), c2012  (Library)
  • The handbook of environmental education. Edition: [1st published]. Author: Palmer, Joy. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 1994  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Colección de dinámicas de grupo sobre educación ambiental y consumo responsable : usando el ingenio. Edition: -. Author: Liétor Gallego, José. Publisher: El Ejido, ]Almería] : Círculo Rojo , 2016  (Library)
  • Educación ambiental: propuestas para trabajar en la escuela. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Barcelona : Graó , 2004  (Library)
  • International handbook of research on environmental education. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2013  (Library)
  • Environmental education [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: Pachauri, Suresh Chandra. Publisher: India : Dorling Kindersley (India), c2012  (Library)
  • Conocimientos básicos en educación ambiental: base de datos para la elaboración de actividades y pro. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Barcelona: Graó, 2003  (Library)
  • Fundamentals of sustainable development . Edition: -. Author: Roorda, Niko. Publisher: London &#59; New York : Routledge, 2012  (Library)
  • Sustainability science : an introduction. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Dordrecht [Netherlands] : Springer Verlag, 2016  (Library)