Environmental issues in Finnish school textbooks on religious education and ethics

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Aarnio-Linnanvuori , E 2013 , ' Environmental issues in Finnish school textbooks on religious education and ethics ' , Nordidactica : Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education , vol. 2013 , no. 1 , pp. 131-157 .

Title: Environmental issues in Finnish school textbooks on religious education and ethics
Alternative title: Ympäristöaiheet suomalaisissa uskonnon ja elämänkatsomustiedon oppikirjoissa
Author: Aarnio-Linnanvuori, Essi
Contributor organization: Environmental Sciences
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Number of pages: 27
Belongs to series: Nordidactica : Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education
ISSN: 2000-9879
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313880
Abstract: Solving global environmental problems requires a major change of values. As relates to environmental education, worldview, ethics and spiritual issues are important elements. But how are environmental issues included in such school subjects that especially discuss values and ethics? In this article I examine 24 Finnish religious education and ethics textbooks to analyze, to what extent environmental issues are integrated and discussed in them. I conclude that there is confusion about what environmental education can be in societal school subjects. The environmental texts in textbooks do not always draw on the specific content of the societal subject in question but repeat content from the natural sciences. Therefore, I suggest contexts and perspectives for discussing environmental issues that would comport with these subjects and supplement existing environmental education at school.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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