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Rethinking Environmental Education: Reflections on AAU UNESCO Center Certificate Course of Problem-Based Learning

Rethinking Environmental Education: Reflections on AAU UNESCO Center Certificate Course of Problem-Based Learning
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Author(s): Fenghua Li (Northeastern University, China)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 42
Source title: Global Perspectives on Fostering Problem-Based Learning in Chinese Universities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Zhiliang Zhu (Northeastern University, China) and Chunfang Zhou (Aalborg University, Denmark)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9961-6.ch004

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Abstract

This chapter brings a participatory learning experience on PBL at Aalborg University in Denmark. Based on the inherent wholeness of the human-nature ecosystem, interdisciplinary, sustainability-oriented teaching philosophies in environmental education endeavor for the appeal of more concern the value of life, aiming at promoting greater sensitivity to critical thinking, individual happiness, and social responsibility. Problem-based learning may be an effective way to realize the action competence of students by solving real problems and adjusting their behavior and finally to compass transformative learning and lifelong learning.

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