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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:Hi all,



I am currently researching the role of Environmental Education within schools and could do with your help. Therefore, if you could take the time to answer these questions for me then youd be doing me a huge favour. To answer it would help even further if you copy and paste the following into a word document, answer the questions and then cut and paste into a reply. Its school experience I want to know about - so if youre currently at school or you have some recollection of what you did at school then that's what I want to here about.



Thanking all you kind lovely people in advance



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In which subjects have you come across environmental issues?







How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?







In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?







How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?







Any other comments?


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Nucleopoi
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England

Total posts: 1097
Posted:Age: 18

Location: currently at hull uni but live in Ripon


In which subjects have you come across environmental issues? R.E, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Geography.near enough every subject.



How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?
Science subjects:-the laws
Geography:-self explanatory
R.E:-complicated to explain



In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development? Geography, production, selling ploy



How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?
Geography:-self explanatory
Others in paper manufacturing



Any other comments?


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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Havokist


Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:Age: 14

Location: Manchester


In which subjects have you come across environmental issues? Geography, History slightly, Art slightly, Chemstry slightly, Biology slightly



How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?
Sciences - problems that may be caused by pouring certain chemicals away down the sink
Art - problems that may be caused by pouring certain things like glazes and oxides down the sink
History - wasn't much to do with current enviromental problems, more to do with the problems of the past and what they caused
Geography - well, it's geography... (sorry for being vague)

In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?
Geography
Possibly R.S./R.& P.


How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?
Geography - same as before
Religion and Phylosophy - problems with certain things being effected by morality


Any other comments?


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World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:Age: rolleyes 25

Location: Cornwall


In which subjects have you come across environmental issues?
Pretty much everything seems to have environmental implications to some degree or other, but specifically, I work with Chemicals.



How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?
With regards to my job, there are many issues and legislation to do with how we store chemicals, how things are handled, fume control and disposal of waste.


In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?
fuels, world development.


How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?
fuels - the limited resources that we have on the planet are being used at an ever increasing rate. Oil, for example, being used as a fuel for producyion of electricity, running vehicles, and production of plastics etc.
World development - as the world continues to develop, the resources that are available are being stretched further than ever before, China, for example is quickly becoming an industrial giant, and is consuming vast resources.

I hope this is helpful. smile


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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Hi Gelfling! What is "sustainable development"? I suppose I may have heard about it in school in Germany, but I don't know what it means!

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Fearpig
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

Fearpig

member - tee hee "member"
Location: Bethnal Green, London

Total posts: 279
Posted:Age: 25

Location: Staffs, UK


In which subjects have you come across environmental issues?
Chemistry - the chemical processes which affect our enviroment
Geography - the long term effect on the enviroment (e.g. global warming)
Biology - The decline of species


How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?
I think that I said that already...?


In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?
CDT


How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?
Renewable energy sources, enviromentally friendly / efficient building practises (e.g. wood houses, proper insulation)


Any other comments?
Thinking back its hard to think of a single subject in which we didn't touch on enviromental concerns.
English - write an essay on...
History - climate changes...
Biology - effect on plant life...
Sports - effects on the human body (I did lots of sports and as a GCSE)
About the only subject we didn't do it in was maths!

What are you aiming to do with your research.


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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Hi Gelfling,

Im with Bridgit.

It would be nice if you could define sustainability.

Thanks


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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:Stone and Birgit = just state that you've not come across that expression before - familiarity of terms is one of things I am interested in - thanks biggrin

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Hi Gelfling, apologies if you thought I hadnt come across sustainability before, quite the conrtary, its a much debated issue. I was interested in how you defined sustainability. Seems a fair question.



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If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:If I tell you then I'd be biasing my results wink - I'm interested in where you've come across the term within school Ill happily tell you my views once I finish assignment deal?

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Thanks for that Gelfling,

I didnt learn about sustainability till way after high school, so Im out of your research. Im not sure I see how defining the terms you use would bias your results. But I dont mind waiting for you to finish, and we can talk about sustainability later. good luck.

cheers smile


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Age:

25

Location:

Edinburgh, school was in Germany (Stuttgart area)

In which subjects have you come across environmental issues?

biology
chemistry
German
English
French
geography
maths/physics

there was also a club about the environment and protecting it for 10-13-year-olds after school which was quite popular


How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?

biology:
water quality
species becoming extinct
biological niches and how they disappear
eutrophy of water

chemistry
eutrophy of water (again...)
radiation
what certain chemicals do to the environment
dioxins, PCBs etc
water shortages
cars and catalysers
sewage-treatment plants
hydrogen-powered cars
car exhausts, what they contain and maximum allowed values
pros and cons of fertilisers
recycling
ozone layer

German
poetry and books with criticism about nuclear power plants

English
don't remember, but we did learn all the vocabulary so it must've been there...

French
woodfires

geography
rain forests
solar power
bio-gas
deforestation (in general)
ovverfishing

maths/physics
radioactive isotopes and half-times with applications on how long it takes radioactive waste to get harmless

history
nuclear bombs


In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?

I am not sure about the meaning of it, but probably in a few...


How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?

see above...

Any other comments?


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Total posts: 10530
Posted:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Age:
16
Location:
London/Tisbury/Wellington College

In which subjects have you come across environmental issues?
Chemistry, Biology, R.S, Geography


How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?
R.S - Class Discussion about ethics of enviromentalism
Chem, Bio, Geog - Part of the Syllabus


In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?
shrug Dunno


How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?
shrug Dunno



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darkpoet
BRONZE Member since May 2003

darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish

Total posts: 525
Posted:Age:

18

Location:

Texas

In which subjects have you come across environmental issues?
Biology, however None have a good focus...just acceptance that there is a problem...nothing more


How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?

Brief glance at how pollutants effect things like the water tables etc..


In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?

None

How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?



Any other comments?


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stroo
SILVER Member since Feb 2003

stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk

Total posts: 799
Posted:Age: 17

Location: Oxford


In which subjects have you come across environmental issues? Chem, biology to a certain degree, and geography



How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?
Chemistry - the formation of toxic and substances and their disposal, the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons, and the formation of NOxs and their effect on the environment, global warming and the ozone layer.
Biology - biodegradeable substances (only briefly), food chains and the build up of substances such as DDT which damage secondary+ consumers, eutrophy of water, different types of fertilisers and their positive and negative effects on the environment
Geography - (its been a long time since Ive done any) polar ice caps melting

In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?
Dont know what that means! sorry


How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?
teehee and again.no idea sorry!

Any other comments?
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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:Age: 18

Location: UK (surrey)


In which subjects have you come across environmental issues? geography (GCSE), Biology (GCSE), Physics (GCSE)



How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects? Geo : part of my exams was a descions making excercise on waste management, other sections of human geo. biology - pollution and how its spreads. PHysics - renewable energy



In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development? geography - overseas aid renweable energy



How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects? part of human geo



Any other comments?


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KatP
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

KatP

Muddy fingernails
Location: Way oop norf

Total posts: 505
Posted:Afraid I can't remember much from my school days, been wiped out by subsequent events, but would you be interested in a teachers viewpoint?

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:Have a whole different questionaire for teachers smile - but gotta go teach myself now. Cheers.

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Shu
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Shu

Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)

Total posts: 538
Posted:
Age:
25
Location:
ZA-KZN-PMB

In which subjects have you come across environmental issues?
Geography
Economics
Biology

How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?
Geography
through disscussion on population & urbanisation

Economics
discussion of environmental laws and regulations which effect business practice

Biology
erm...
in general...
most discussions had some bearing on environmental issues

In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?
never discussed, but if i pursued geography further and i'm sure university economics sustainable developement would certainly be a hot topic

How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?
not discussed

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erm...
i worked for an environmental education centre for some time, and there was often discussion of incorporating sustainible developement issues into the programmes, but nothing happened with it while i was there. However there are many recourses on sustaible developement on the net. you should google search the subject, also if you check out the south african government (or africa in general) websites, there is alot there on sustainible developement issues.
try THIS


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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1785
Posted:Age: 22

Location: Taunton, Somerset


In which subjects have you come across environmental issues? Geography, Religious Education, Sociology. An open university short course on climate change


How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?
The effects of industry + urbanisation etc.. on the environment. Climate change/global warming and how it has affected, and will affect the planet i.e. melting polar icecaps, changes in weather patterns etc . The ozone layer problem.



In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development?
Geography


Any other comments?
Sorry, I cant remember much. I hope this helps


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Location: Uk, England, Devon, Plymouth

Total posts: 13
Posted:Age: 16

Location: Plymouth


In which subjects have you come across environmental issues? Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Geography.

How and in which topic were environmental issues raised in these subjects?
Science subjects:-the laws
Geography:-self explanatory




In which subjects have you come across issues concerning sustainable development? Geography



How and in which topic were issues concerning sustainable development raised in these subjects?
Geography:-self explanatory


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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:Well I finished the assignment. Thanks for all your help hug

The findings were interesting. Using the results from these questions and other sources it was found that there is no significant difference between male and females regarding how they were taught about environmental issues.

There is a significant difference between under 18s when compared to over 18s i.e. over 18s were taught about environmental issues using a more pro-active method of teaching compared to student currently in education, the upshot is that over 18s can remember more of their school experience of environmental education when compared to those still in education.

There is no significant difference between the effectiveness of environmental education in the UK when compared to the rest of the world. However, this data is skewed by the results from the US. By analysing country by country the US has the least effective method of teaching about the environment the UK and various other countries are in the middle and Germany, Canada, Sweden and others employ the most effective methods of teaching about the environment. These trends echo other educational trends, such as effectiveness of science teaching worldwide and they also echo the environmental policies of the countries within this study.


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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