Why EE is important?

Dr Jaishree Sharma, Professor, National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) speaks on the importance of Environmental Education.

Environmental Education is complex, dynamic and ever changing. The need of the hour is the creation of an ecologically sustainable society where environmental protection and ecological growth can progress hand in hand. The role of EE as the key factor in bringing the required change in attitude, thinking and action in people is very crucial.

This course has been designed to help the learner develop a better sense and understanding of the environment, and also to help expand knowledge and skills as an educator. At the end of the course, the learner will not only gain foundation knowledge but will also gain an understanding of how best one can incorporate quality Environmental Education into the teaching-learning process.

Who can participate

  • School teachers
  • Researchers and academia
  • NGO practitioners
  • Students with keen interest in Environmental Education
  • Minimum age 18 years

Course includes

  • Lecture presentations
  • Case studies at National and International level
  • Multimedia resource library
  • Resources...
  • Example of tools...

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of Environmental Education—both...
  • Develop tools (activities such as...) with reference to local context and deliver Environment Education


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Course Modules

The course has 3 modules which have been divided into units and sections. All modules have assignments at various stages that need to be completed before one can proceed to the next section.

Tools and Techniques to Facilitate Learning

How to make students understand the process of e-waste recycling, learn from this case study from Chiranjeev Bharti School, Gurgaon... Read more

How do you plan an educational excursion for your students ...Watch now

A simple exercise on waste audit to help you find out how much and what type of waste is generated in your school...Read more

Environmental Education for Sustainable Development: An Introduction

Highlights the Challenges and Responsibilities of Environmental Education in this powerpoint lecture...Read more

Understanding Climate Change

The climate is the result of a delicate balance between several elements such as atmosphere, water systems, living organisms and topography. These elements determine various factors that govern the climate. These factors are called 'climatic variables'....Read more

  • Online chat To facilitate online conversation with the course moderator and other members, a chat feature has been incorporated as part of the course. The schedule for chat sessions will be notified well in advance.

  • Discussion forum This platform has been created to facilitate discussions, share experiences and network with the members and the coordinator of the EE course.

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