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Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education (Nature Literacy Series, Vol. 1) (Nature Literacy)

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Beyond Ecophobia speaks to teachers, parents, and others interested in nurturing in children the ability to understand and care for nature. This expanded version of one of Orion Magazine's most popular articles includes descriptions of developmentally appropriate environmental education activities and a list of related children's books. Beyond Ecophobia speaks to teachers, parents, and others interested in nurturing in children the ability to understand and care for nature. This expanded version of one of Orion Magazine's most popular articles includes descriptions of developmentally appropriate environmental education activities and a list of related children's books.


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Beyond Ecophobia speaks to teachers, parents, and others interested in nurturing in children the ability to understand and care for nature. This expanded version of one of Orion Magazine's most popular articles includes descriptions of developmentally appropriate environmental education activities and a list of related children's books. Beyond Ecophobia speaks to teachers, parents, and others interested in nurturing in children the ability to understand and care for nature. This expanded version of one of Orion Magazine's most popular articles includes descriptions of developmentally appropriate environmental education activities and a list of related children's books.

30 review for Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education (Nature Literacy Series, Vol. 1) (Nature Literacy)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Zynpr

    Müjdat Ataman'ın '112 Öğretmenliğime Notlar' kitabında okunması tavsiye edilen kitaplardandı. Kitabı bitirince şimdiye kadar niye okumadım diye düşündüm . Kitabı okurken bir öğrencimin sorduğu soru geldi hep aklıma : 'Ben küresel ısınmadan çok korkuyorum. Bir şeyler yapmak istiyorum ama ne yapabilirim ki tek başıma ?' Bu soruyu ilk duyduğumda küresel ısınma ile ilgili bilgi verilirken bir şeylerin atlandığını düşündüm . Bu kitap o eksik kısmın ne olduğunu fark ettirdi bana . Bence tüm öğretmenle Müjdat Ataman'ın '112 Öğretmenliğime Notlar' kitabında okunması tavsiye edilen kitaplardandı. Kitabı bitirince şimdiye kadar niye okumadım diye düşündüm . Kitabı okurken bir öğrencimin sorduğu soru geldi hep aklıma : 'Ben küresel ısınmadan çok korkuyorum. Bir şeyler yapmak istiyorum ama ne yapabilirim ki tek başıma ?' Bu soruyu ilk duyduğumda küresel ısınma ile ilgili bilgi verilirken bir şeylerin atlandığını düşündüm . Bu kitap o eksik kısmın ne olduğunu fark ettirdi bana . Bence tüm öğretmenler ve ebeveynler okumalı .

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    An interesting essay for educators (and likely parents too). I especially appreciated the way in which David Sobel addresses the cognitive readiness regarding when younger generations should be introduced to environmental concerns.

  3. 5 out of 5

    J.R. Dodson

    No fluff here...a straightforward and essential read for parents and early childhood educators everywhere.

  4. 5 out of 5

    David Rudin

    This is really more of an essay than a book (only 36 pages) but important nonetheless as it explores environmental education for children, connecting different types of activities to different ages. The basic message of the book is to not overburden very young children with the problems of the world but rather allow them to fall in love and then explore nature. Activism beyond the local is something more appropriate for adolescence. There are some great examples of activities conducted with kids This is really more of an essay than a book (only 36 pages) but important nonetheless as it explores environmental education for children, connecting different types of activities to different ages. The basic message of the book is to not overburden very young children with the problems of the world but rather allow them to fall in love and then explore nature. Activism beyond the local is something more appropriate for adolescence. There are some great examples of activities conducted with kids of different ages as well as a few studies sighted. Reading the book gave me ideas that I can use with kids I teach at a local farm where I’m the Education Coordinator.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    Some good ideas, a lot of generalizations based on the author's rather narrow viewpoint, not backed by solid research. Some good ideas, a lot of generalizations based on the author's rather narrow viewpoint, not backed by solid research.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    My only complaint is that I wish it was longer!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mübeyyen

    Çocukların çevre farkındalığını nasıl sağlamamız gerektiğini, henüz küçük yaşlarda duygusal gelişimi ve soyut düşünme becerisi gelişmemiş olan çocuklara okulda büyük çevre felaketlerinden söz etmek yerine arka bahçesinde veya kasabasında bulunan doğayı keşfetmesini sağlamanın öneminden bahseden zihin açıcı bir kitap. “Eğer çocukların gelişmesini, gerçekten güçlenmelerini istiyorsak, o zaman dünyayı kurtarmalarını istemeden önce onu sevmelerine izin verelim”

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra

    Very short read. Impactful ideas to ponder on how we teach science, but mainly how we foster stewardship of the earth in future generations. The premise is summed up with this quote from the book: “What is important is that children have an opportunity to bond with the natural world, to learn to love it and feel comfortable in it, before being asked to heal its wounds.”

  9. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    A very important book in the environmental education canon. Using children’s developmental levels to prescribe the appropriate curriculum for learning about nature is the focus of this short text. It’s foundational and essential.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ruby

    An expanded writing from an Orion article that talks about how exposing kids to frightening concepts like fore a sense of love for nature is actually more harmful to the environmental movement.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Crystal W

    Very quick read (more like a pamphlet). But it makes very compelling points about connecting children with nature before educating them. And being mindful of when to introduce global initiatives.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary Norell Hedenstrom

    Important reading for anyone discussing environmental issues with children.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Funke

    If I could give this book ten stars, I would. This little book framed my conservation career.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Wonderful book about the importance of keeping the natural development of children in mind when connecting them with nature. 🍃🌾

  15. 5 out of 5

    Brandon

    Beyond Ecophobia is a very quick read, but it packs a pretty powerful punch into those few pages. Sobel's ideas about how to expose children to the wonders and concerns of our natural world are inspiring. I've learned some valuable lessons on how I'd like my children to experience and appreciate nature as they grow. Beyond Ecophobia is a very quick read, but it packs a pretty powerful punch into those few pages. Sobel's ideas about how to expose children to the wonders and concerns of our natural world are inspiring. I've learned some valuable lessons on how I'd like my children to experience and appreciate nature as they grow.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Will White

    ALL ADULTS, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK! Only 39 pages. I own it and will loan it out. "With a clear message that effective nature education gets kids outside to explore the place where they live, this extremely powerful and readable book raises hard questions about teaching practices and puts into words what many of us feel." Green Teacher ALL ADULTS, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK! Only 39 pages. I own it and will loan it out. "With a clear message that effective nature education gets kids outside to explore the place where they live, this extremely powerful and readable book raises hard questions about teaching practices and puts into words what many of us feel." Green Teacher

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lee

    If you love the earth and love children, this is a must read! David Sobel writes with clarity how children are being denied what used to be taken for granted as part of childhood--being comfortable with nature and identifying with it. It is a very short book, more like a long essay. I loved it.

  18. 5 out of 5

    L.C.

    Teaching the world's problems to our students overwhelms them and causes the to disengage. Here, Sobel identifies ways to teach students to connect to their local earth so they are prepare to tackle the world's problems at a more developmentally appropriate time. Quick read. Teaching the world's problems to our students overwhelms them and causes the to disengage. Here, Sobel identifies ways to teach students to connect to their local earth so they are prepare to tackle the world's problems at a more developmentally appropriate time. Quick read.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    Great for thinking about environmental learning in schools.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Todd

    Sobel brings up excellent concepts in this article. I think it is important for educators to consider the goals of environmental education.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    I am enjoying the "empathy, exploration" aspects of David Sobel's book, compared with "standards-based curriculum" books that tend to have a narrower, scientific scope. I am enjoying the "empathy, exploration" aspects of David Sobel's book, compared with "standards-based curriculum" books that tend to have a narrower, scientific scope.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Bruce Young

    Great essay for environmental educators. I just wish it had been longer!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ndecker1

    Great book. Very short... but very informative. I really want to incorporate a lot of this in my classroom.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emily Leedy

    Very concise and to the point. This is definitely a must read for anyone working in environmental/outdoor education.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Great, short read. Makes you think twice about your past schooling.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Whole Terrain

    Read the Whole Terrain interview of David Sobel about this book. Read the Whole Terrain interview of David Sobel about this book.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Skylar Primm

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

  29. 5 out of 5

    Josephine Ensign

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jessie

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