SFU: Indonesia: Environmental and Ecological Education 2020

Indonesia, Asia Past Program Education

Duration of Program:

February 28 - March 11: Mandatory Canvas program 

March 12: Pre-Departure Orientation 

June 13 - 14: Pre-departure sessions at Harbour Centre (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

June 28: Participants will meet in Singapore, have 1 night of accommodation, then travel to Manado together 

June 29 - July 24: Study in Indonesia 

From volcano geology to highland agriculture studies to coral reef ecology, students can look forward to a range of coursework about the environment. With the current trends in sustainable development, the main objective of this field school will be to develop students' perspectives on education and environment through hands-on fieldwork in an international setting. Also, the program introduces methods for promoting environmental and ecological thinking across all grade levels and all subject areas.

This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in education (PDP), specifically exploring the environment in relation to international education. Partnered with Sam Ratulangi University (UNSRAT), located in the Manado region, students will be studying near the epicentre of marine biodiversity on the planet.

The program consists of the following two courses totalling 12 SFU units.

EDUC 452-8 Environmental Education (Q, B-Sci)
Examines the educational problems entailed in developing human awareness and understanding of the environment. Explores environmental issues through a multi-disciplinary approach and relates historical and contemporary problems in human-environment interactions to school curricula from the elementary to the secondary level. This course is a designated Science breadth course.

Prerequisites: EDUC 401/402 or permission of the instructor

EDUC 493-4 Directed Studies in Environmental Education
A multidisciplinary approach for educators in formal and informal settings with an interest in learning more about environmental issues. Students will consider multiple perspectives on the goals, values and interdisciplinary nature of environmental education; review locally available curricular materials, and obtain a grounding in appropriate models for learning and teaching environmental topics.

Prerequisites: EDUC 452 or permission of the instructor