EIC: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Course/Workshop
Abstract: 

EIC designates a pedagogy that employs natural and socio-cultural environments as the context for learning while taking into account the "best practices" of successful educators. EIC-based learning is not primarily focused on learning about the environment nor is it limited to developing environmental awareness. It is about using a school's surroundings and community as a framework within which students can construct their own learning, guided by teachers and administrators using proven educational practices. EIC programs typically employ the environment as a comprehensive focus and framework for learning in all areas:

  • general and disciplinary knowledge;
  • thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • basic life skills, such as cooperation and
  • interpersonal communications; as well as understanding of and appreciation for the environment.
  • Author: 
    State Education and Environment Roundtable
    Topic Areas: 
    Education
    Target Audience: 
    Teachers
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
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