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A Collection of Environmental Education Syllabus in B.Ed. of various Indian Universities Compiled by: Vinod Kumar Kanvaria vinodpr111@gmail.

com Dated: 10/03/2014 1. University of Pune Environmental Education & Disaster Management Objectives 1. To understand the importance of environmental. 2. To understand Environmental pollution & its control. 3. To acquaint the knowledge about Health & Safety. 4. To understand General concept of Disaster Management. 5. To know Acts & legal aspects about Disaster Management. 6. To understand Disaster Preparedness. 7. To acquaint with manifesting the mitigation. 8. To understand Rescue from Disaster. 9. To Understand Relief for Disaster. Unit 1 Introduction 1 Concept of Environmental Education. 2 Nature & Scope of Environmental Education. 3 Importance of Environmental Education. 4 Balance of Environment Unit 2 Environmental Pollution 1 Introduction of environmental Pollution. 2 Types of Pollution Radio active pollution. Solid waste Pollution, Air pollution, water pollution. 3 Causes of Pollution. 4 Advances in Pollution control Technology. Unit 3 Environmental Health and Safety 1 Concept of safety, health and environment 2 Diseases through pollution. 3 Management to control diseases. 4 Environmental Health & Human Society. Unit 4 Disaster General 1 Definition & Types of disaster. 2 Causes of different disasters & their effects. 3 Disaster Management cycle.

4 Acts & legal aspects about Disaster Unit 5 Disaster Preparedness & Manifesting the Mitigation. 5.1 Disaster Preparedness at community level a) Individual. b) Society or a group of independent houses. c) A place of work. (Industry, offices, educational Institutes, Hospitals, Hotels, Places of Entertainment, Religious Places & Celebrations, Transport Modes, Government organizations, Major infrastructures dams, power plants, Mines etc.) 5.2 Manifesting the Mitigation Matching the resource availabity working out requirement of Medical Teams Establishing a control centre. Forming & Deploying of Rescue Teams, Organizing Activities at Ground zero Security. Disposal of Dead & Records Casualty Evacuation Records. Unit 6 Rescue from Disaster & Relief for Disaster 6.1 Rescue from Disaster a) Principles Governing Rescue b) Rescue Process. 6.2 Relief for Disaster a) Preparatory Phase of Relief. b) Planning Immediate Relief c) Execution of Relief Survey Aspects 2. Tamilnadu TE University ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Objectives: At the end of the course, the student- teachers will be able to _ understand the concept of environment and ecology _ To understand environmental education and its importance _ To understand the causes for environmental hazards and pollution _ To understand the causes for environmental degradation _ To understand the need for remedial ways to protect the environment in daily life and its application _ To acquire knowledge of environmental issues and policies in India _ To acquire knowledge about the international efforts for environmental protection _ To understand the status of environmental education in school curriculum _ To understand the curriculum and methods in environmental education

_ To acquire knowledge about the different methods of teaching in environmental education _ To acquire knowledge of the tools and techniques for the evaluation of environmental education UNIT I Objectives, Scope and Nature of Environmental Education a) Meaning, definition and characteristics of environmental education content. b) Importance, objectives, scope and guiding principles of environmental education. c) Factors of degradation of environment adverse socio economic impacts of degradation of environment. UNIT II Environmental Education and Pollution Meaning and definition of Environmental hazards and pollution Types of environmental hazards and disaster Types of pollution: Land, Air, Water, Noise, and Radiation- Green house effect- Ozone layer depletion. UNIT III Environmental Management and Protection Need for environmental management function and characteristics of environmental management dimensions of environmental management. Factors responsible for flora and fauna extinction Measures to conserve flora and fauna- causes for forest fire- measures of prevention UNIT IV India and Environmental Issues and Policies Major environmental problems in India Environmental protection and polices in India Need and objectives of conservation Environmental conservation measures taken in India Constitutional amendments made and Environmental laws UNIT V Environmental Movements and Developments Environmental movements in India: Silent Valley movement, Chipko movement, Narmada Bachao, Andolon, National Test Range at Baliupal, Orissa conditions for achieving the goals of sustainable development Strategies for sustainable development in India. UNIT VI International Efforts for Environmental Protection The Stockholm conference 1972 Brundtland commission 1983 Nairobi conference 1982 The Rio Summit 1992 the Rio Declaration at the earth charter Major achievements of the Rio Summit Main features of the Rio Declaration Kyoto conference and part on Global Warming 1997. UNIT VII Environmental Education in the School Curriculum Environmental education at Primary, Secondary and Higher Education level Major constraints for its implementation at these level - Teachers role national resource center for environmental education. UNIT VIII Environmental Education and Educational Technology

Impact of Science and technology on environment degradation of resources Role of individual in conservation of natural resources- Role of information technology in environmental and human health. UNIT IX Methods of Teaching in Environmental Education a) Characteristics of good teaching method. b) Seminar, Workshop, Problem solving, Field trips and Surveys, Projects, Exhibition and other methods. c) Relative efficiency of teaching methods. UNIT X Evaluation approach of Environmental Education Evaluation: Meaning, aims Different types of test and examination for assessment- prepare a blue print and question paper.

3. University of Mumbai ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OBJECTIVES: 1. To develop an understanding of the concepts of environmental education, its need and principles. 2. To develop an understanding of the environmental situation and issues at the Global and Indian level. 3. To develop an understanding of the concept of pollution with respect to loss of energy. 4. To create an awareness of sustainable development and environmental management. 5. To develop an attitudinal change regarding environmental protection.. 6. To develop an appreciation of implementing environmentally sustainable practices. 7. To develop an understanding of the various approaches in the teaching of environmental education. 8. To acquaint with various movements, projects and laws of environment. UNIT I: ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION (8 Lectures) a) Environment; Meaning, Components- Biotic and Abiotic, Types of Eco System, Ecological Pyramids (numbers, mass, Energy), Food Chain and Food Web. b) Environmental Education: Meaning, Objectives, Principles & Need. c) History of Environmental Education: Salient features of Stockholm conference (1972), UNESCO-UNEP IEEP (1975), Inter-governmental conference EE (1977) and Tbilisi+30 (2007) d) Concept of pollution in context to loss of energy. UNIT II: ENVIRONMENTAL SITUATIONS AND ISSUES (10 Lectures) (Meaning, Causal factors, Effects and Remedies) a) Climate change, Ozone Depletion, Pollution of the Oceans, Loss of Biodiversity

and Energy crisis. b) Impact of Environmental pollution- physical, psychological, Social and economic life of an individual. UNIT III: EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (10 Lectures) a) Sustainable Development: Meaning, Need and Sustainable practices b) Sustainable Environmental Management: i) Rain water Harvest (Meaning, Significance) ii) Solid waste Management (Meaning, Significance) iii) Mangroves Management (Meaning, Significance) UNIT IV: APPROACHES TO THE TEACHING OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (6 Lectures) a) Co-relation of Environmental Education with school subjects b) Integrating Environmental Education through Co-curricular activities. UNIT V: ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS, PROJECTS ANT) LAWS (8 Lectures) a) Movements: Chipko and Raleganj Siddhi (Anna Hajare) b) Projects: Tiger Project and Ganga action plan. c) Laws of conservation and Protection: Environment Protection Act, Wild life Protection Act and Noise Pollution Act. SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES (Any one activity) a) Composting b) Greening Institutions c) Paper recycling d) Conservation of water e) Conservation of energy f) Market survey

4. MDU Rohtak ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OBJECTIVES Pupil-teachers would be able too define the concept of environmental education o explain components of environment and healthy environment o explain various global environmental issues o demonstrate knowledge of impact of technology on environment o define major eco-systems and their conservation o explain various kinds of pollution. UNIT-I 1) Environmental Education

development. 2) Teaching Environmental Education ous methods (survey, project and field trip) - various activities and associated skills -Club meaning, objectives, structure, and activities 3) Environment on of Environment and its Components

international fields. UNIT-II 4) Global Environmental Issues.

-systems and their conservation- terrestrial and aquatic Ecosystem 5) Types of Pollution

ution

6) Miscellaneous Environmental Issues.

ment- Human population growth and its problems

5. Panjab University Chandigarh ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Objectives: To acquaint the student teachers with the concept of Environment and Ecology. To create awareness and generate interest of student-teachers in Environmental Education. To provide knowledge to the studentteachers about Pollution and its control. To sensitize student-teachers to the Global Environmental problems. To sensitize student-teachers to the need for Conservation of the resources.

To develop desirable attitude, values and respect for the Environment. UNIT I : ENVIRONMENT, ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (a) Introduction to Environment and Ecology : Concept of Environment and Ecology, Biosphere, Community, Population, Eco-System, Major Ecosystems of the World (Grassland, Fresh water and Tropical Forest). (b) Environmental Education: Meaning, Objectives, its need & importance & Principles of Environmental Education. UNIT II : POLLUTION CONTROL AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (a) Pollution Monitoring and Control: Concept of Pollution, Types of Pollution - Air, Soil, Water and Noise Pollution, their sources and effects, monitoring and control. (b) Natural Resource Conservation and Management: Definition and Classification of Natural Resources, their Conservation and Management. Wildlife Conservation especially Endangered Species. PRACTICAL WORK: Carrying out any one Environmental Awareness Activity of the following: 1. Preparing a Scrap File along with suggestions of student-teacher related to Environmental Problems. 2. Carrying out a Project on Environment and preparing its detailed report.

6. Gauhati University Unit V Education for conservation of environment Meaning and definition of environment, Correlation among the natural and other dimensions of environment. Meaning, Objectives and scope of environmental education Integration of environmental concerns in curriculum Role of teacher in promoting conservation of environment Environmental movements Appiko, Chipko, Silent valley, Projects Ganga action Plan, Tiger project

7. Dibrugarh University ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Objectives: 1. To make the students teachers understand about the concept of environmental education. 2. To develop awareness in the student teachers about environmental pollution, possible hazards and its courses and remedies. 3. To develop a sense of responsibility towards conservation of environment, biodiversity and sustainable development. 4. To develop reasonable understanding about the role of school and education in

fostering the idea of learning to live in harmony with nature and the need to conserve the environment for sustaining development. Unit-1: Environment: Meaning, Nature & Scope of environmental education: 10 -Types of environmental pollution -Eco-system and its relation with human life. Unit -II : Causs & Effects of Environmental hazard, global and local. 10 -Greenhouse effect and Ojone leyer depletion and its effects. Unit-III: Bio-Diversity-Need for conservation of genetic diversity for 10 maintaining ecological balance and learning to live in harmony with nature. Unit-IV: Environmental awareness through Education. Different 10 programmes environmental education for secondary school children - Environmental education for developing health attitude towards environmental protection Unit V: Role of Teachers & Students in Environmental conservation and its impart on Sustainable Development. 5 Practicum: 5 To submit a report after surveying a typically degraded area and suggest remedial measures on any of the following: a) Deforestation b) Air pollution c) Water pollution d) Role of pollution control boards e) Role of society and voluntary organisation in pollution control 8. Mahatma Gandhi University ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Course Objectives: Oncc completion of the course the student teachers are expected to: 1. understand the significance of environment. 2. understand the interdependence of life and environment and the need for maintaining healthy environment 3. understand environmental problems and their causes and remedies 4. understand the role of education in developing desirable attitudes in pupils to live in harmony with environment 5. develop a sense of responsibility and favourable attitude towards conservation of environment, biodiversity and sustainable development 6. understand the different strategies for environmental education and apply them effectively

Unit 1 Environmental Education (8 Hrs) 1.1 Meaning, nature, significance and scope of environmental education 1.2 Role of national and international organizations like UNESCO in the promotion of environmental education 1.3 Role of voluntary organizations in the protection of environment. 1.4 Environmental ethics and environmental accountability Unit 2 Our Environment (22 Hrs) 2.1 Concept of an eco system 2.2 Structure and function of an eco system 2.3 Producers, consumers and decomposers 120 2.4 Energy flow in the eco system 2.5 Ecological succession 2.6 Food Chains, Food Webs and Ecological Pyramids, Bio-geo chemical cycles, carrying capacity 2.7 Introduction, Types, Characteristic features, structure and function of the following eco system. a. Forest ecosystem b. Grassland ecosystem c. Desert ecosystem d. Aquatic ecosystems (Ponds, streams, lakes, rivers, ocean, estuaries). 2.8 Ecological balances. Unit 3 Conservation of Natural Resources (20 Hrs) 3.1 Conservation of renewable and non renewable resources 3.2 Natural resources and associated problems (a) Forest resources: use and over exploitation and deforestation (b) Water resources: use and over utilization of surface and ground water, floods, drought, conflicts over water, dams benefits and problems. Water conservation, rain water harvesting, water shed management. (c) Mineral Resources: use and exploitation, environmental effects of extracting and using mineral resources (d) Food resources: World food problems, changes caused by agriculture and overgrazing, effects of modern agriculture, fertilizer- pesticide problems, water logging and salinity. (e) Energy resources: Growing energy needs, renewable and non renewable energy sources and use of alternate energy source. (f) Land resources: Land as a resource, Land degradation, man induced land slides, soil erosion and desertification. 3.3 Bio-diversity and its conservation: (a) definition, genetic, species and ecosystem diversity. (b)

Threats to biodiversity: habitat loss, poaching of wild life, man-wild life conflicts (c) conservation of biodiversity: In-sito and ex-sito conservation of biodiversity; wildlife and biosphere reserves in India. 3.4 Role of an individual in conservation of natural resources 3.5 Equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles. Genetic resource and their importance. waste disposal effect on health and environment 121 Unit 4 Challenges of Environment (25 hrs) 4.1 Population explosion problems and prospects 4.2 Urbanization and environmental degradation 4.3 Waste disposal and management - effect on health and environment, zero waste management. 4.4 Environmental Pollution Causes, effects and remedial measures of (a) Air Pollution (b) Water Pollution (C) Soil Pollution (d) Thermal Pollution (e) Radio Active Pollution (f) Noise Pollution (g) E waste pollution 4.5 Causes, effects and remedial measures of Deforestation, soil erosion, climate changes, green house effect, global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain, bio-magnification, eutrophication 4.6 Disasters: Their impact on the environment, prevention. Control and mitigation (a)Natural Epidemics, forest fire, floods, earth quakes, droughts, cyclones, landslides, tsunami precautions and measures to be adopted to check natural disasters. (b) Man made - technological and industrial Unit 5 Environment and Behaviour (5 hrs) 5.1 Environmental stress -emotional reaction when the environment does not suit to the needs and coping ability of the individual. 5.2 Stressors: natural disasters, noise, heat, air pollution, water pollution and overcrowding 5.3 Effect of stressors on health and behaviour Morbidity, respiratory problems, skin problems, nervous system diseases, hypertension, aggression, performance impairment etc. Unit 6 Strategies for Environmental Education (10 hrs) 6.1 Legislative measures for environmental protection at the state, national and international level. 6.2 Environmental awareness through education developing pro-environmental behaviour in children. 6.3 Activities Field trips, workshops, exhibitions, video shows, nature clubs,nature walk and celebration of environment day. Action and awareness programmes.

6.4 Use of prompts (cues that convey a message, for eg Keep your city clean), broachers, pamphlets and booklets 6.5 Practical measurers - saving energy, hygiene and sanitation programmes, eco-friendly behaviour, organic farming, clean and green campus programme

9. University of Kerala Environmental Education Unit I: Environmental Education Environmental components - Natural environment and man-made environment their components; physical factors and biological factors of environmental components; ecosystem. Need and importance of Environmental Education -incorporating Environmental Education at various levels - primary, secondary and higher secondary levels. - Objectives and principles of Environmental Education. - Methodology of teaching - specific approaches. Unit II: Curriculum - Conservation of Natural Resources (renewable and non-renewable) Inter-dependence between natural resources and man; degradation of natural resources, changing lifestyles and its impact on environment. - Environment and economic development. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Unit III: Curriculum - Environmental Problems? Causes and Effects Global Level - Global warming, green house effect, ozone depletion and CFCs, population explosion, etc. - State level - Bio-diversity, loss of arable soil, habitat, deforestation and extinction of species. - Urbanisation, overfishing, shrinking of backwaters, destruction of mangroves, quarrying, food adulteration, hygiene and sanitation programs - Local level Pollution -Air, water, solid waste and its disposal and bio-magnification. - How students locate environmental problems and identify their causes; how they should be helped to suggest solutions to the problems. Unit IV: Sustainable Development Concept and need of sustainable development. - Role of Governmental and Non-governmental agencies. Unit V: Transaction Mode Approaches - infusion / problem-solving Methods - activity-oriented; apprenticeship Techniques - Lecture-discussion, nature trail, group work, surveys, quiz, role play, brainstorming, caste study, panel discussion, debate, etc Curricular - Intervention models Co-curricular - Field trip, collection, eco-clubs, film show Action research

- Practical / record - students' report of environmental problems in their locality; they critically review the programmes adopted for solutions and suggest new solutions; they join with N.G.O.'s for solutions of the problems.

10. Himachal Pradesh University Education for values, environment and Human rights Course objectives 1. To understand the nature and sources of nature, and disvalues. 2. To understand the classification of values under different types. 3. To appreciate educational values like democratic, secular, and socialist. SECTION -II 5. Environment: Meaning, Scope, Principles and Objectives of Environmental Education. 6. Environmental Pollution: Types, Causes and Remedies. SECTION -III 7. Environmental Hazards -- Causes and Effects (Global and Local). Green House Effect, Ozone Layer Depletion, Acid Rain, Polar Melting, Rising of Sea Level and their implications. 8. Role of School in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development.

11. Lucknow University 4. Environmental Education Objectives: The pupil teacher will be able to: 1. Acquire basic knowledge about various aspects of environment and environmental education. 2. Become aware and sensitive towards environment and its allied problems. 3. Become concerned about urgent action for environmental protection and conservation. 4. Get oriented with the concept, methods and activities regarding environmental education. Unit I o Environment: meaning, definition, different aspects of environment, concept of eco systems with special reference to the relationship of the organisms with their environment. o Man made changes to the environment and resulting problems at local, national and international levels: pollution, deforestation, natural calamities, biodiversity extinction, global warming and energy crisis. Unit II o Environmental Education: concept, objectives and need. o Methods of teaching in environmental education. Unit III o Use of Media and Technology in environmental education.

o Integration of environmental component in various school subjects at secondary Unit IV o Conservation of Environment: meaning, need, appropriate methods, role of the teachers and the students. o Action Research Project: planning, process and evaluation.