Methods in Environmental Education

(Course Code: 339KEY, Course outline)

Semester: 8 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS Credits: 4 Type:
Prerequisite Courses:  – Course type: Skills development Instructor:

To know the goal, objectives and guiding principals of EE

– To learn the difficulties of formal EE

– To learn the Methods and techniques of Teaching Environmental Education and how to implement them

– To possess the knowledge, abilities of an effective environmental educator

– To be able to Plan and Implement Environmental Education Programs

Topics per Week:
  1. Introduction, discussion about course schedule
  2. Roots of Environmental Education
  3. Environmental Education
  4. Environment and education
  5. The role of Environmental educator
  6. Methods of environmental education
  7. Methods of environmental education
  8. Methods of environmental education
  9. Historic references of Environmental Education in Greece
  10. Environmental Education in Greece today
  11. Problems in implementation of EE
  12. Assessment of EE programs
  13. Project presentations
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
Other Activities:

Case studies, Visits to schools, Working groups


Mandatory attendance and fullfillment of all assignments.

Assignment (10 points)

Presentations (10 points)

Program Design (10 points)

Participation (10 points)

Total (40 points)

Basic Textbook:
  • Τσαμπούκου-Σκαναβή Κ., (2004), Περιβάλλον και Κοινωνία: Μια σχέση σε αδιάκοπη εξέλιξη, Καλειδοσκόπιο, ΑΘΗΝΑ

Bibliography: – Coombs P., (1973), “Should one develop Non-formal Education”, Prospects, Vol.III, No.3 pp 287-306

– Coombs P., Ahmed M., (1974), “Attacking Rural Poverty: How non-formal education can help”, The John Hopkins University Press

– Disinger J. F., Monroe M., (1994), “Defining Environmental Education”, University of Michigan, EE Toolbox – Workshop Resource Manual.

– Farrant J.S., (1980), “Principles and Practice of education”, Longman

– Hungerford H., Volk. T., (1990), Changing Learner Behavior through Environmental Education, Journal of Environmental Education, Vol. 21, No. 3, 8-21

– Βάσω Παπαδημητρίου, (1998), «Περιβαλλοντική Εκπαίδευση και Σχολείο», Τυπωθήτω, Αθήνα, ISBN 960-7643-65-8.

– Φλογαΐτη, Ε. (1993) Περιβαλλοντική Εκπαίδευση, Αθήνα: Ελληνικές Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις,. Επανέκδοση : Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Γράμματα, 1998,

– Φλογαΐτη, Ε. (2006) Εκπαίδευση για το Περιβάλλον και την Αειφορία, Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Γράμματα

– Γεωργόπουλος, Α. (επιμ.) (2005 )Περιβαλλοντική Εκπαίδευση: Ο νέος πολιτισμός που αναδύεται… Έκδοση: Gutenberg

– Γεωργόπουλος, Α., Τσαλίκη, Ε. (2000), Περιβαλλοντική Εκπαίδευση: Αρχές – Φιλοσοφία – Μεθοδολογία – Παιχνίδια &

Ασκήσεις Έκδοση: Gutenberg

– Harold R. Hungerford, William J. Bluhm, Trudi L. Volk, and John M. Ramsey, (2001), Essential Readings in Environmental Education, Stipes Pub Llc


Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English.

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