International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017

An Analysis of the UG Course Content Environmental Studies

Daisy Caroline Mary.A | Dr. S. Kalavathy

Abstract: Since 1986, Environmental Education became an integral part of education in India. It becomes significant to review the status and efficacy of the course Environmental Studies so as to comprehend the progress and help resolve the problems in the system and facilitate the policy makers, authorities and curriculum designers in shaping the course better so as to produce eco literates of standard quality. Hence the current study aims to find if the course content of the UG Environmental studies course meets the goal of the environmental education as recommended by environmental experts. The course content was analyzed by the author and experts from the field of Environmental Sciences by interview and discussion. Each unit was analysed for completeness and relevance. Whether the units accomplish the objectives or not were analysed. The overall comprehensiveness was also analysed. An in-depth analysis of the course content revealed that it is extensive with certain topics missing, some topics are repeated and some other unrelated topics are included which ought to be reframed and concise under the guidance of environmental education experts who are in the current field of education. A model of the course content has been framed and suggested to be implemented.

Keywords: course content, analysis, environmental education, environmental studies

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,

Pages: 167 - 169

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