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Title: Mediterranean models for integrating environmental education and Earth sciences through Earth systems education
Authors: Orion, Nir
Fortner, Rosanne W.
Keywords: Education -- Mediterranean Region
Science -- Study and teaching
Environmental sciences -- Study and teaching
Earth sciences -- Study and teaching
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: University of Malta. Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research
Citation: Orion, N. & Fortner, R.W. (2003). Mediterranean models for integrating environmental education and Earth sciences through Earth systems education. Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, 8(1), 97-11
Abstract: Practitioners of modern environmental education frequently find themselves collaborating with those who are engaged in integrating the science disciplines in search of answers to natural hazard prediction/protection, understanding the deep sea and space, and especially confronting pressing environmental concerns with a basis in Earth sciences. Indeed, it is a lack of understanding of Earth systems processes and feedback mechanisms that has resulted in humans initiating or exacerbating environmental problems for centuries. In this paper the authors provide a perspective on the established fields of environmental education and Earth science, and propose a practical combination that is of larger global import as well as more personal relevance than either of the originals: Earth systems Education. The role of the Earth systems education model in integrating the science curriculum is discussed with regional examples from Israel and Cyprus.
ISSN: 1024-5375
Appears in Collections:MJES, Volume 8, No. 1 (2003)
MJES, Volume 8, No. 1 (2003)

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