A school review of environmental education
Richard Moseley, Secretary of the Environmental Education Advisers’ Association and County Adviser for Environmental Education in Cornwall, has suggested that a fairly simple assessment basis for a school review of environmental education can be set up using Table H set out below.
Notes to Table H
The so-called features would fall into three distinct categories.
|1 Facts, which could easily be established beyond dispute (e.g. a written policy or a record of a visit) |
|2 Tangible evidence, to which a personal or professional judgement could be applied (e.g. displays, children’s work, resource material and development) and |
|3 Impressions made on professional judgements (e.g. commitment shown by pupils, staff dedication and planning, or a continual and persistent involvement by pupils in environmental matters leading to positive attitudes). |
The development of such ‘features’ for a cross-curricular theme can, if one is not careful, become very complex and involved, thus rendering the review exercise impossible. A fairly simple approach has to be adopted if the cross-curricular themes are to have a hope of falling within the review process.