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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.

power plants.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 . Religious Places & Celebrations. Organizing Activities at Ground zero Security. Unit 6 Rescue from Disaster & Relief for Disaster 6. 6. b) Planning Immediate Relief c) Execution of Relief Survey Aspects 2. Forming & Deploying of Rescue Teams.1 Disaster Preparedness at community level a) Individual. 5. offices. Tamilnadu TE University ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Objectives: At the end of the course. the student.2 Relief for Disaster a) Preparatory Phase of Relief. educational Institutes.1 Rescue from Disaster a) Principles Governing Rescue b) Rescue Process.2 Manifesting the Mitigation Matching the resource availabity working out requirement of Medical Teams Establishing a control centre. Hospitals. c) A place of work. Government organizations.) 5. (Industry. b) Society or a group of independent houses. Major infrastructures – dams. Transport Modes. Disposal of Dead & Records Casualty Evacuation Records.4 Acts & legal aspects about Disaster Unit 5 Disaster Preparedness & Manifesting the Mitigation. Hotels. Places of Entertainment. Mines etc.

and Radiation. b) Importance. scope and guiding principles of environmental education. 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. Air. c) Factors of degradation of environment – adverse socio – economic impacts of degradation of environment.causes for forest fire. Narmada Bachao. Noise. Orissa – conditions for achieving the goals of sustainable development – Strategies for sustainable development in India._ 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.Teacher’s role – national resource center for environmental education. Water. National Test Range at Baliupal. UNIT III Environmental Management and Protection Need for environmental management – function and characteristics of environmental management – dimensions of environmental management. UNIT II Environmental Education and Pollution Meaning and definition of Environmental hazards and pollution – Types of environmental hazards and disaster – Types of pollution: Land.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. Scope and Nature of Environmental Education a) Meaning.Green house effect. Factors responsible for flora and fauna extinction – Measures to conserve flora and fauna. Chipko movement. UNIT VIII Environmental Education and Educational Technology . Secondary and Higher Education level – Major constraints for its implementation at these level . definition and characteristics of environmental education – content. UNIT VII Environmental Education in the School Curriculum Environmental education at Primary.Ozone layer depletion. Andolon. objectives.

prepare a blue print and question paper. its need and principles. UNIT I: ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION (8 Lectures) a) Environment. Causal factors.Biotic and Abiotic.Role of information technology in environmental and human health. UNIT X Evaluation approach of Environmental Education Evaluation: Meaning. Food Chain and Food Web. Projects. Effects and Remedies) a) Climate change. To acquaint with various movements. 2. UNIT II: ENVIRONMENTAL SITUATIONS AND ISSUES (10 Lectures) (Meaning. Field trips and Surveys. c) History of Environmental Education: Salient features of Stockholm conference (1972). To develop an understanding of the various approaches in the teaching of environmental education. Exhibition and other methods. Workshop.Impact of Science and technology on environment – degradation of resources – Role of individual in conservation of natural resources. Principles & Need. 7. To develop an understanding of the environmental situation and issues at the Global and Indian level. aims – Different types of test and examination for assessment. Types of Eco System. UNESCO-UNEP IEEP (1975). Pollution of the Oceans. 3. Meaning. Objectives. To develop an appreciation of implementing environmentally sustainable practices. To develop an understanding of the concept of pollution with respect to loss of energy. University of Mumbai ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OBJECTIVES: 1.. c) Relative efficiency of teaching methods. Ozone Depletion. 8. 4. b) Seminar. mass. To develop an understanding of the concepts of environmental education. Problem – solving. UNIT IX Methods of Teaching in Environmental Education a) Characteristics of good teaching method. 6. Inter-governmental conference EE (1977) and Tbilisi+30 (2007) d) Concept of pollution in context to loss of energy. Components. To create an awareness of sustainable development and environmental management. To develop an attitudinal change regarding environmental protection. 5. projects and laws of environment. Loss of Biodiversity . Ecological Pyramids (numbers. 3. b) Environmental Education: Meaning. Energy).

Significance) iii) Mangroves Management (Meaning. Wild life Protection Act and Noise Pollution Act. psychological. UNIT V: ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS. c) Laws of conservation and Protection: Environment Protection Act.physical. Social and economic life of an individual.and Energy crisis. 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 . PROJECTS ANT) LAWS (8 Lectures) a) Movements: Chipko and Raleganj Siddhi (Anna Hajare) b) Projects: Tiger Project and Ganga action plan. UNIT III: EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (10 Lectures) a) Sustainable Development: Meaning. Significance) ii) Solid waste Management (Meaning. 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. 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. b) Impact of Environmental pollution. Need and Sustainable practices b) Sustainable Environmental Management: i) Rain water Harvest (Meaning.

ment. UNIT-II 4) Global Environmental Issues. -systems and their conservation. structure. project and field trip) .Human population growth and its problems 5. • To sensitize student-teachers to the Global Environmental problems. and activities 3) Environment on of Environment and its Components international fields. • To provide knowledge to the student−teachers about Pollution and its control. • To create awareness and generate interest of student-teachers in Environmental Education. 2) Teaching Environmental Education ous methods (survey. • To sensitize student-teachers to the need for Conservation of the resources. objectives. .terrestrial and aquatic Ecosystem 5) Types of Pollution ution 6) Miscellaneous Environmental Issues.various activities and associated skills -Club – meaning.development. Panjab University Chandigarh ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Objectives: • To acquaint the student teachers with the concept of Environment and Ecology.

Chipko. their sources and effects. UNIT – I : ENVIRONMENT. Soil. Objectives. 2. To develop a sense of responsibility towards conservation of environment. To develop reasonable understanding about the role of school and education in . Eco-System. Silent valley. Preparing a Scrap File along with suggestions of student-teacher related to Environmental Problems. (b) Natural Resource Conservation and Management: Definition and Classification of Natural Resources. Correlation among the natural and other dimensions of environment. values and respect for the Environment.• To develop desirable attitude. Fresh water and Tropical Forest). Population. 6. their Conservation and Management. Biosphere. 2. ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (a) Introduction to Environment and Ecology : Concept of Environment and Ecology. its need & importance & Principles of Environmental Education. (b) Environmental Education: Meaning. Water and Noise Pollution. possible hazards and its courses and remedies. To make the students teachers understand about the concept of environmental education. biodiversity and sustainable development. Carrying out a Project on Environment and preparing its detailed report. Types of Pollution . Projects – Ganga action Plan. Community. monitoring and control. Dibrugarh University ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Objectives: 1. Meaning. 4. PRACTICAL WORK: Carrying out any one Environmental Awareness Activity of the following: 1. Tiger project 7. 3. UNIT –II : POLLUTION CONTROL AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (a) Pollution Monitoring and Control: Concept of Pollution. Gauhati University Unit – V Education for conservation of environment Meaning and definition of environment. Objectives and scope of environmental education Integration of environmental concerns in curriculum Role of teacher in promoting conservation of environment Environmental movements – Appiko.Air. Wildlife Conservation especially Endangered Species. To develop awareness in the student teachers about environmental pollution. Major Ecosystems of the World (Grassland.

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

renewable and non renewable energy sources and use of alternate energy source. man induced land slides. dams – benefits and problems. genetic. a. rivers. Grassland ecosystem c. Water conservation.3 Role of voluntary organizations in the protection of environment.2 Structure and function of an eco system 2.3 Bio-diversity and its conservation: (a) definition.pesticide problems.4 Environmental ethics and environmental accountability Unit 2 Our Environment (22 Hrs) 2. Types.5 Ecological succession 2. 1. drought.1 Concept of an eco system 2. soil erosion and desertification. 2.2 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. Forest ecosystem b. (b) . Desert ecosystem d. Land degradation.4 Energy flow in the eco system 2. estuaries). carrying capacity 2. changes caused by agriculture and overgrazing.3 Producers. conflicts over water. streams. lakes.8 Ecological balances. floods. structure and function of the following eco system. ocean. fertilizer. effects of modern agriculture. consumers and decomposers 120 2.1 Conservation of renewable and non renewable resources 3. Bio-geo chemical cycles. (e) Energy resources: Growing energy needs. water logging and salinity. Characteristic features. Aquatic ecosystems (Ponds. significance and scope of environmental education 1. nature.2 Role of national and international organizations like UNESCO in the promotion of environmental education 1. (f) Land resources: Land as a resource. environmental effects of extracting and using mineral resources (d) Food resources: World food problems. (c) Mineral Resources: use and exploitation. Food Webs and Ecological Pyramids. species and ecosystem diversity. water shed management.1 Meaning. Unit 3 Conservation of Natural Resources (20 Hrs) 3. rain water harvesting.6 Food Chains.7 Introduction.Unit 1 – Environmental Education (8 Hrs) 1. 3.

heat. air pollution. tsunami – precautions and measures to be adopted to check natural disasters. bio-magnification. earth quakes. wildlife and biosphere reserves in India. exhibitions. ozone depletion. 5.3 Activities – Field trips.2 Stressors: natural disasters. water pollution and overcrowding 5. landslides.5 Equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles. 6. . waste disposal – effect on health and environment 121 Unit 4 Challenges of Environment (25 hrs) 4. national and international level. floods. zero waste management. skin problems.2 Environmental awareness through education – developing pro-environmental behaviour in children. climate changes.effect on health and environment. poaching of wild life.4 Environmental Pollution Causes.1 Environmental stress -emotional reaction when the environment does not suit to the needs and coping ability of the individual.nature walk and celebration of environment day. video shows. effects and remedial measures of Deforestation.3 Effect of stressors on health and behaviour – Morbidity.5 Causes. acid rain. Action and awareness programmes. forest fire. 4. workshops.technological and industrial Unit 5 Environment and Behaviour (5 hrs) 5. eutrophication 4. Genetic resource and their importance.4 Role of an individual in conservation of natural resources 3.Threats to biodiversity: habitat loss. hypertension. 6. droughts. cyclones. Control and mitigation (a)Natural – Epidemics. soil erosion.1 Population explosion – problems and prospects 4. nervous system diseases.1 Legislative measures for environmental protection at the state.6 Disasters: Their impact on the environment. 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. prevention. man-wild life conflicts (c) conservation of biodiversity: In-sito and ex-sito conservation of biodiversity. nature clubs. aggression. global warming. Unit 6 Strategies for Environmental Education (10 hrs) 6.3 Waste disposal and management . noise. green house effect.2 Urbanization and environmental degradation 4. (b) Man made . respiratory problems. performance impairment etc. 3.

State level . . ozone depletion and CFCs.4 Use of prompts (cues that convey a message. surveys. Unit IV: Sustainable Development Concept and need of sustainable development. collection. hygiene and sanitation programs . secondary and higher secondary levels.6.Urbanisation. nature trail. deforestation and extinction of species. etc Curricular . . eco-friendly behaviour.specific approaches.primary. broachers. ecosystem.Environmental Problems? Causes and Effects Global Level . . overfishing. degradation of natural resources. habitat.Natural environment and man-made environment – their components. quiz. caste study. panel discussion. destruction of mangroves. brainstorming. apprenticeship Techniques .saving energy.Lecture-discussion.Conservation of Natural Resources (renewable and non-renewable) Inter-dependence between natural resources and man. .Objectives and principles of Environmental Education. hygiene and sanitation programmes. Unit III: Curriculum . green house effect.Intervention models Co-curricular . solid waste and its disposal and bio-magnification. population explosion. role play. ‘clean and green campus’ programme 9.How students locate environmental problems and identify their causes. . University of Kerala Environmental Education Unit I: Environmental Education Environmental components . physical factors and biological factors of environmental components.Environment and economic development.Field trip. film show Action research . .Role of Governmental and Non-governmental agencies. food adulteration. Unit II: Curriculum .Methodology of teaching . water. etc. for eg ‘Keep your city clean’). . loss of arable soil. how they should be helped to suggest solutions to the problems. debate. quarrying. group work. pamphlets and booklets 6.infusion / problem-solving Methods . changing lifestyles and its impact on environment. eco-clubs. – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Need and importance of Environmental Education -incorporating Environmental Education at various levels . organic farming.Local level Pollution -Air.5 Practical measurers . Unit V: Transaction Mode Approaches .Global warming.Bio-diversity. shrinking of backwaters.activity-oriented.

Causes and Remedies. they critically review the programmes adopted for solutions and suggest new solutions. Rising of Sea Level and their implications. Environmental Pollution: Types. concept of eco‐ systems with special reference to the relationship of the organisms with their environment. they join with N. deforestation.G. SECTION -III 7. secular. methods and activities regarding environmental education. o Methods of teaching in environmental education. 10. 3. biodiversity extinction. To appreciate educational values like democratic. objectives and need. Lucknow University 4. and socialist. Acid Rain. Polar Melting. Ozone Layer Depletion. Get oriented with the concept. Scope. 8. global warming and energy crisis. Acquire basic knowledge about various aspects of environment and environmental education.'s for solutions of the problems. environment and Human rights Course objectives 1.Causes and Effects (Global and Local). 2. 3. To understand the nature and sources of nature. Unit II o Environmental Education: concept. SECTION -II 5. and disvalues. 6. natural calamities. 11. national and international levels: pollution.. . Become aware and sensitive towards environment and its allied problems.O. Environment: Meaning.Practical / record . different aspects of environment. Principles and Objectives of Environmental Education. o Man made changes to the environment and resulting problems at local.students' report of environmental problems in their locality. Role of School in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development. Unit III o Use of Media and Technology in environmental education. Himachal Pradesh University Education for values. To understand the classification of values under different types. Environmental Education Objectives: The pupil teacher will be able to: 1. definition. Unit I o Environment: meaning. 4. 2. Green House Effect. Environmental Hazards -. Become concerned about urgent action for environmental protection and conservation.

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