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Environmental education in municipal schools in the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul

posted on 27.08.2021, 12:35 authored by Patrícia Pato dos Santos, Gilberto Luiz Alves

Abstract: The object in this article is environmental education, as it has been developed in the Municipal Education Network (Reme) of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul. The objective is to understand the systematization of environmental education in the contemporary public school. The guiding question is the way in which didactic work is carried out within the scope of environmental education at school. It is based on the didactic work category as a concrete form of school work. The research procedure consisted of analysis of didactic manuals in the areas of Geography and Science in elementary education, and systematic observations in meetings for teachers' continuing education. The data were analyzed in the light of the theoretical-methodological framework of science of history. It was found that environmental education, like education in general, took on a bookish and verbal character that distances itself from scientific rigor and from the living experiences constituted by the relations between men and the environment.