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Title: Science and environmental education at the primary level in Malta : separate interests, different roles
Authors: Ventura, Frank
Keywords: Environmental education -- Malta
Science -- Study and teaching -- Primary education
Education, Primary -- Malta
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Ventura, F. (1993). Science and environmental education at the primary level in Malta : separate interests, different roles. International Journal of Science Education, 15(5), 509-519
Abstract: This paper traces the main stages in the path towards the recognition in 1988 of the place of science and environmental education in the Maltese curriculum for the primary level. A brief review is given of the development of the science curriculum while a more detailed account is given of the development of a project on environmental education. The project involved the adoption of a model of the child's view of the environment, the drawing up of an ensemble of attainment targets, and the exploration of ways of infusing environmental education activities into the curriculum. A draft teacher's manual was circulated and evaluated at a national seminar. Major points arising during the seminar are discussed and plans for the dissemination of the work are outlined. Comparing the roles that teachers are asked to play in these developments, it is found that environmental education offers them more opportunity for professional growth.
ISSN: 0950-0693
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