Project description: Assit Queen Raina Teacher Training Acdemy (QRTA) by developing support environmental education resources for grades 4, 6 and 9. – Finalized 2012.
WoL was subcontracted by the Public Action for Water, Energy and Environment Project (PAP)-a USAID funded program with an overall objective to initiate and establish clear and identifiable behavioral changes amongst the Jordanian public and decision makers alike. The WoL was mandated to offer consultation to the Queen Rania Teacher Training Academy in Jordan on a teacher training program to integrate environmental education in schools. This included developing class-room resources on environmental ethics and education. The resources produced targeted grades 4,6 and 9 and include Environmental Education and Ethics framework for teachers, teachers guide and students workbook. The material was produce to use an innovative framework for environmental ethics developed by local experts.
The classroom unit plan developed uses the critical thinking and problem solving approach. Interdisciplinary approach is used during teaching to integrate the environmental theme in more than one subject matter making learning authentic and contextualized to real life experiences. By the end of the unit, students are able to develop real community based projects and are able to take action for environmental change.
The material will be piloted in 2013 and many as 100 teachers in six communities will be trained. Six community based projects will be developed representing each grade level. The 100 teachers will influence 4 other teachers at their school to increase the impact to almost 400 teachers.