The Handbook of Environmental Education

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Appendix C

Environmental education in the Welsh school 5-16 curriculum
The main components of the Curriculum Cymreig Wales are the eight aspects of learning, one of which is social and environmental The principal features of this aspect are:
Developing a sense of place, space and environment, time and context.
Developing understanding of:

the physical environment and human influences on it
the past and its influence on the present
the human environment and the interrelatedness of individuals, groups and societies
the operation of institutions in society
the nature, causes and effects of economic and industrial activity.

It is recognized that statutory subjects which make major contributions to the social and environmental aspect of learning are geography, history, science, English/Welsh, religious education, and modern foreign languages. Environmental education is recognized as a theme of all the remaining aspects of learning. The principal features of these which apply to environmental education in each are:


Expressive and aesthetic

Developing emotional and intellectual response to sensory experience.


Linguistic and literary

Developing:

effective communication in speaking and listening, reading and writing
enjoyment and fascination in the use of language.


Mathematical

Developing:

ability to think logically and analytically
positive personal qualities and attitudes
appreciation of the wonder and excitement of mathematics.

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