Environmental education in the language and literature learning in elementary education

Author/s:

Lustyantie, Ninuk*
State University of Jakarta, Indonesia (lustyantie@yahoo.com)

Abstract:

Environmental education is a process to build the world’s human population awareness and concerned about the total environment and all the problems associated with it, and people who have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior, motivation and commitment to work together, either individually and collectively, in order to solve a wide range of current environmental issues, and prevent new problems. Basically, this life balanced the harmony among all things in this world. The living things such as humans, animals and plants, and all the inanimate objects have their own role in this life. It is the human being that makes the environment destructed and no longer well arranged. In implementing the living environmental education, the main actor is human being, and the main focus is on the management of the environment through environmental education from primary education to higher education and to the community. The content of living environment is delivered integratedly at the primary education in the curriculum system by incorporating the themes about living environment. Learning a language is essentially learning to communicate in various contexts of communication. Therefore, the language learning in the curriculum in Indonesia is directed to improve the learner’s ability to communicate, which may include environmental education both in oral and written modes. Learning the literature is learning the meanings through the values, one of which is through the way the values of environmental education are applied in learning the language and literature in elementary education.

Keywords: environmental education; language learning; literature learning; elementary education; sustainability

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2015.991

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