International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part D (2017)
Environmental education, as a means of developing the sense of responsibility and solidarity among the school children
Environmentalism is an attempt to balance relations between humans and the various natural systems on which they depend in such a way that all the components are accorded a proper degree of sustainability. It denotes a social moment that seeks to influence awareness among the students by lobbying, activism and education in order to protect natural resources and ecosystems. It is a process of providing learning experiences to obtain knowledge, understanding, skills and awareness with desirable attitudinal changes about man’s relationship with his natural and man-made surroundings which includes the relation of population, pollution, resource allocation, transportation technology, urban and rural planning to the total human environment.
Environmental education involves an intricate process where stakeholder may start of as being passive observer of what is going on within their surrounding environment, but as transformed into taking responsibility and action for its protection. For this to happen, one must be able to see the link between the issue at hand and oneself – this is why the education is an indispensable tool for environmental protection. It is a cognitive process that involves a delicate mixture of a number components, including information, emotion, empathy and the ability, and courage to apply critical thinking. Thus the present qualitative paper, will focus on the major role played by environmental education, in the lives of the school going children.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Tania Sur Roy. Environmental education, as a means of developing the sense of responsibility and solidarity among the school children. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(2):227-231.