The following is taken from Shropshire’s environmental education guide.
There are two matrices here—one for knowledge and understanding and one for skills, attitudes and values. These can be used for both raising awareness and attempting to discover where environmental education is currently taking place—that is the process of ‘recognition’. These are best used as the basis for a discussion with subject specialists. The coordinator should find time to go through the matrices with them in order to develop understanding and raise awareness of environmental education.
It might be useful to weigh the responses so that emphasis and importance can be estimated. One way of doing this is to use a 1 to 3 scoring system, with 1 being given to an item that is given some attention or coverage to 3 which indicates that an item has been covered or dealt with in some depth.
When the survey has been completed it would be useful to transfer all the information onto a ‘master sheet’. This should be a very large piece of paper so that all results can be included. When this has been completed, gaps in the school’s environmental education provision can be seen in addition to showing those items that are covered by a number of subjects. It can also provide an indication of where action and further work should take place.