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Learning Environmental Studies at Primary Level 1 – Importance of Teaching Learning of EVS at primary level

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Unit 1 Importance of Environment at the Early Stage of Learning

  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 1.1 Learning Objectives
  • 1.2 Understanding Environment
  • 1.3 Importance of Environment in the Development of the Child
  • 1.4 Linking Environment to the Child
  • 1.5 Valuing Environment for Learning
  • 1.6 Let Us Sum Up
  • 1.7 Model Answers to Check Your Progress
  • 1.8 Suggested Readings and References
  • 1.9 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 2 Objectives and Scope of Teaching-Learning EVS at the Primary Stage

  • 2.0 Introduction
  • 2.1 Learning Objectives
  • 2.2 Why Environmental Studies at the Primary Stage?
  • 2.3 Objectives of Teaching-Learning EVS with Special Reference to NCF 2005
  • 2.4 Values Inherent in Environmental Studies
  • 2.4.1 Valuing Our Environment: The Indian Heritage
  • 2.5 Scope of Teaching Learning EVS at the Primary Stage with Special Reference to NCF 2005
  • 2.6 Let Us Sum Up
  • 2.7 Model Answers to Check Your Progress
  • 2.8 Suggested Readings and References
  • 2.9 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 3 Pedagogical Considerations of Teaching-Learning EVS

  • 3.0 Introduction
  • 3.1 Learning Objectives
  • 3.2 Characteristics of EVS
  • 3.2.1 EVS is a Composite Area
  • 3.2.2 EVS is Contextual
  • 3.2.3 EVS is Learner Centred
  • 3.2.4 No right, No wrong
  • 3.2.5 ‘Values’ are an integral component of EVS
  • 3.3 How do Children Learn?
  • 3.4 Pedagogical Organization for Teaching-Learning of EVS
  • 3.4.1 Let Child’s Environment be his/ her Learning Laboratory
  • 3.4.2 Facilitate Exploration from ‘Known to Unknown’ and Concrete to Abstract
  • 3.4.3 Design Real-Life Based Learning in Your Classrooms
  • 3.4.4 Establish Links Between and Across Disciplines
  • 3.4.5 Encourage Dialogues and Questioning
  • 3.4.6 Your Role as an EVS Teacher
  • 3.5 Expanding the Child’s Universe
  • 3.6 Let Us Sum Up
  • 3.7 Model Answers to Check Your Progress
  • 3.8 Suggested Readings and References
  • 3.9 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 4 Curricular Provisions of EVS at the Primary Stage

  • 4.0 Introduction
  • 4.1 Learning Objectives
  • 4.2 NCF 2005: Objectives of Environmental Studies
  • 4.2.1 From NCF Objectives to the Syllabus
  • 4.2.2 Thematic Approach in the Syllabus
  • 4.3 From the Syllabus to the Textbooks
  • 4.4 The EVS Textbooks
  • 4.4.1 The Title
  • 4.4.2 The Selection and Organisation of Content
  • 4.4.3 Integration
  • 4.4.4 The Variety of Formats
  • 4.4.5 Variety of Teaching-Learning Activities
  • 4.4.6 Supporting Different Learning Styles
  • 4.4.7 Dealing with Social Issues
  • 4.5 Going Beyond the Classroom and The Textbook
  • 4.6 Challenges involved in Transacting EVS
  • 4.7 Let Us Sum Up
  • 4.8 Model Answers to Check Your Progress
  • 4.9 Suggested Readings and References
  • 4.10 Unit-End Exercises

This study material was originally published on the National Institute of Open Schooling – NIOS website as part of the study material for the Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) programme.


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