The use of two didactic strategies - the environmental action and the poster - in the repertoire of Ecological Problems of the School of General Studies, University of Costa Rica as tools to do environmental education inside and outside the house of studies

 

Authors
Jiménez Morales, Ana Patricia; Soto Lugo, Vernon
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Article
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This work focuses on the importance of two teaching strategies – the environmental action and the poster – used in the Repertoire of Ecological Problems, such as tools for environmental education. In order to assess the degree of acceptance and relevance of this practice to the course were consulted to 173 students at the end of the 1st semester of 2015. The environmental actions taken involve public primary and secondary schools, as well as government and private protected areas, also the society in general. Students identify real environmental issues and propose solutions through voluntary work, environmental workshops and donations of educational materials, among other things. The activity was widely accepted by the students, and they made very pleasing comments. In addition, they choose an environmental topic and present it to the University and the civil community with a poster during the week of the environment, first week of June. Both activities have a positive impact on the student´s professional training, make them sensitive to the subject of the environment that surrounds them; it educates them on the environment concerns and also allows them to demonstrate part of work that is carried out within the University. Moreover, it also benefits the Planet because; it is expected from them, as future professionals to take more responsible decisions involving with the environment.
Este trabajo se centra en la importancia de dos estrategias didácticas - la acción ambiental y el afiche - utilizadas en el Repertorio de Problemas Ecológicos, como herramientas para hacer Educación Ambiental. Con el fin de valorar el grado de aceptación y pertinencia de esta práctica en el curso, se consultó a 173 estudiantes al final del I semestre del 2015. Las acciones ambientales realizadas involucran instituciones estatales de educación primaria y secundaria, así como áreas protegidas privadas y estatales, además de la sociedad en general. Los estudiantes identifican problemáticas ambientales reales y proponen soluciones mediante el trabajo voluntario, talleres ambientales, donaciones de material didáctico, entre otros. Ellos muestran una muy buena aceptación de la actividad, hacen comentarios muy satisfactorios. Además, escogen una problemática ambiental y la exponen a la comunidad universitaria y civil en forma de un afiche durante la primera semana de junio en la Semana del Medio Ambiente. Ambas actividades tienen un impacto positivo en su formación profesional, los sensibiliza sobre la problemática del medio que los rodea; los educa ambientalmente y permite, además, mostrar parte de trabajo que se realiza dentro de la Universidad. Asimismo, beneficia al Planeta porque se espera que como profesionales tomen decisiones más amigables con el ambiente.

Publication Year
2018
Language
spa
Topic
Environmental problems
Environmental Education
Teaching strategies
posters
environmental actions
Problemática ambiental
Educación Ambiental
estrategias didácticas
afiches
acción ambiental
Fuente
Portal de Revistas UCR
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