24th August, 2019
Whenever schools are designing a curriculum for every class, subjects such as math, science, languages and social studies are included without fail. Today, the curriculum of top CBSE schools in Bangalore is not limited to just these subjects, but environmental education as well. Educators have realised the many benefits of including climate studies in the syllabus. Let’s look at why schools are keen on evolving the curriculum and why others should follow it too.
When it comes to learning about the environment, students are often encouraged to move outside the four walls of a classroom and analyse their surroundings. Right from seeing how rainwater seeps in the ground and helps a seedling sprout, to learning how too much rainfall can prove to be disastrous, students can learn every little thing about nature upfront.
Learning new concepts by experiencing it in real life enhances students’ physical, mental and social health as well. Once an individual has a clear idea of real-world challenges and the knowledge to address it, he is more likely to be engaged to improve it.
Children with attention-deficit disorder benefit from more exposure to nature. This means, the greener a child’s everyday environment, the more manageable are their symptoms. Also, learning about our environment while being in it is known to help students and teachers be comfortable, less prone to illness and more focused on understanding.
Every school in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and other cities wants to nurture skilled, smart and responsible citizens of tomorrow. When it comes to fostering mindful individuals, environmental education plays a massive role. This is because it encourages students to think, analyse, interpret, reason and develop sound conclusions. Only when one is aware of how to do this in his early years, he will evolve into an individual who can analyse critically and synthesise information. Plus, it instils a healthy respect for nature, teaches how to be kind to animals and people, aids a healthy lifestyle and inspires them to play an active and positive role in an overall improvement of society.
This is how EE helps international schools in Bangalore create students who can think, make sound decisions, address real challenges and work on actively protecting our environment. Stay tuned with our blog section to learn more about schooling, teaching pedagogy and more. Happy learning!
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