Early Childhood Environmental Education in Tropical and Coastal Areas: A Meta-Analysis

Sawitri, Dian Ratna (2017) Early Childhood Environmental Education in Tropical and Coastal Areas: A Meta-Analysis. In: 2nd International Conference on Tropical and Coastal Region Eco Development 2016 .

[img]
Preview
PDF
854Kb

Abstract

Early childhood years are the period of the greatest and most significant developments in ones’ life, and are generally regarded as the basis upon which the rest of their life is constructed. However, these early years are those that traditionally have received the least attention from environmental education. This paper was aimed to summarize several dayto-day activities that can be conducted to educate children in their early years about environment. Environmental education is an educational process that deals with the human interrelationships with the environment, and that uses an interdisciplinary problem solving approach with value clarification. Environmental education is aimed at producing a community that is knowledgeable about the biophysical environment and its associated problems, aware of how to solve these problems, and enthusiastic to work toward their solution. It highlights the progress of knowledge, understanding, attitudes, skills, and commitment for environmental problems and considerations. Further, environmental education can help children expand their ecological worldview, promote active care to the environment, and explain the relationship between modern life style and current environmental problems. Several types of environmental education have been identified from the literature, such as outdoor activities in natural outdoor setting, school gardening, play-based learning, and drawing activities. Each of these activities has its own characteristics and effects on children’s environmental-related attitudes and behaviors. Through these activities, the unique characteristics of tropical and coastal areas can potentially be used to facilitate children to learn about nature and environment. Recommendations for childhood education practitioners and future researchers are discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions:Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
ID Code:52829
Deposited By:Ms Siti Yuanah Psikologi
Deposited On:04 Apr 2017 08:57
Last Modified:04 Apr 2017 08:57

Repository Staff Only: item control page