Environmental Education through Mythology

About 2 million years ago, when humans changed from hunters and gatherers to producers, they began to change the environment to suit their requirements. Their ability to grow food and breed domestic anima ls led to a change of the natural systems into productive ones.
The environmental Education was infused through mythological stories mainly at the secondary level. 98 Simulated lessons were given on natural and socio-cultural environment.
The B.Ed trainees planned their lesson based on school subjects. The major findings of this study was that the trainees found it difficult to infuse Environmental Education through Maths. It was interesting to note that the students gave the lessons using myths from religions other than their own! This gave an insight into the rich cultural heritage and diversity of Indian culture.
New Era in Education, Volume 80 Number 2, August 1999.

Published by Dr. Pramila Kudva

I am a teacher educator currently worrking as a Principal of a reputed school in North Mumbai, have more than 30 years of experience, with several publications to my credit and have authored a book -"From chalk to Talk The Art of Teaching.

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