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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Environmental Education, Part 1

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
Spring 2021 Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Apr 02, 2021 Open
Late Spring 2021 May 10, 2021 - Jul 02, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT562
  • CAN 685.00
  • 6 credits
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

“Environmental education is education about the environment, for the environment and in the environment. It promotes an understanding of the positive and negative consequences, both intended and unintended, of the reciprocal relationships between human-created and earth’s grand natural systems.” (Roberta Bondar et al., Shaping our Schools, Shaping our Future: Environmental Education in Ontario Schools, 2007)

The Environmental Education Part 1 Additional Qualification course is designed to develop environmental educators at all teaching levels. Through collaboration, reflection, and inquiry, you will explore and critically analyze a variety of topics in this diverse and growing subject area.  You will exploretopics such as ecological literacy, land-based teaching, experiential learning, and traditional ecological knowledge, as well as examining evolving topics such as global citizenship, eco-anxiety, and ecological justice. Environmental Education Part 1 will challenge you to develop partnerships with your colleagues and in your community and to promote student engagement, empowerment and agency. You’ll look at ways to stay current in this important subject area, develop or expand your Personal Learning Network, and plan for continuing your professional development in this area. Completing this course will prepareyou to become an environmental leader in your school.

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Application Requirements

We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm OCT Membership with qualifications in Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior. If you have a Diploma of Education, you are not eligible for this course.

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