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Environmental Education and Communication

Code: 102826 ECTS Credits: 6
Degree Type Year Semester
2501915 Environmental Sciences OT 4 0


Marta Fonolleda Riberaygua

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To have completed the first cycle of the degree of Environmental Sciences

Objectives and Contextualisation

The subject Environmental Education and Communication has a very professionalizing intention, in the sense of providing useful elements for the development of the profession: it tries to incorporate specific perspectives, methodologies and techniques, as well as small practical experiences, which allow participation in programs and institutions related to environmental education and communication.
											The planned objectives are:
											• To identify differents Education and Environmental Communication approaches.
											• To identify and value the contributions of Environmental Education in Citizenship Education.
											• To explore, identify and apply teaching and learning strategies and instruments in Environmental Education.
• To explore, identify and apply environmental communication strategies and instruments in Environmnetal Communication. • To design and analyze Environmental Education and Communication practices in different contexts (formal education, non-formal education, citizen participation).


  • Adequately convey information verbally, written and graphic, including the use of new communication and information technologies.
  • Analyze and use information critically.
  • Collect, analyze and represent data and observations, both qualitative and quantitative, using secure adequate classroom, field and laboratory techniques
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge and use the most relevant environmental tools and concepts of biology, geology, chemistry, physics and chemical engineering.
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge and use the tools and concepts of the most relevant social science environment.
  • Demonstrate concern for quality and praxis.
  • Demonstrate initiative and adapt to new situations and problems.
  • Develop communication strategies on environmental issues, including environmental risks
  • Information from texts written in foreign languages.
  • Integrate physical, technological and social aspects that characterize environmental problems.
  • Learn and apply in practice the knowledge acquired and to solve problems.
  • Quickly apply the knowledge and skills in the various fields involved in environmental issues, providing innovative proposals.
  • Teaming developing personal values regarding social skills and teamwork.
  • Work autonomously

Learning Outcomes

  1. Adequately convey information verbally, written and graphic, including the use of new communication and information technologies.
  2. Analyze and use information critically.
  3. Communicate environmental problems with proper attention to the problems of environmental risk and the relevant regulations in the fields of safety and environmental health.
  4. Demonstrate concern for quality and praxis.
  5. Demonstrate initiative and adapt to new situations and problems.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of some of the main areas of scientific disciplines environment.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of some of the main areas of the social sciences in the environment.
  8. Identify processes sciences, life sciences and social sciences in the surrounding environment and evaluate them properly and originally.
  9. Information from texts written in foreign languages.
  10. Knowing the main theories and methodologies of environmental education and communication and the ability to apply to practical cases these theoretical teachings.
  11. Learn and apply in practice the knowledge acquired and to solve problems.
  12. Observe, recognize, analyze, measure and properly and safely represent environmental processes.
  13. Teaming developing personal values regarding social skills and teamwork.
  14. Work autonomously


Environmental Education: historical perspective, evolution and mapping of various currents
											    Environmental Education and Communication: purpose, objectives, key components and methodological approaches
											    Environmental Education and Communication and complex thinking
											    Strategies and instruments in Environmental Education and Environmental Communication in different areas of intervention: formal, non-formal and informal education
											    Quality criteria in Education and Environmental Communication
											    Professional skills in Education for Sustainability
											    Design, development and evaluation of a project in Environmental Education and Communication


  • Expository classes on theoretical issues, carried out by the teaching staff or invited experts
  • Reading, analysis and discussion of articles and other documents
  • Classroom practices: discussion on real cases related to education and environmental communication, problem solving or exercises
  • Fields trips to meet educational and environmental communication organizations
  • Students' work
  • Tutorials

Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Seminars. Discussion of real cases, problem solving and exercices. Field trips or external visits 8 0.32 11, 5, 12, 14, 13
Theory. Presentations 22 0.88 2, 11, 3, 10, 6, 7, 4, 8, 12, 1, 13
Type: Supervised      
Classroom practices. Small groups workspace tutored by the teacher 20 0.8 2, 11, 3, 10, 6, 7, 5, 4, 8, 12, 1, 14, 13
Type: Autonomous      
Analysis of readings, proposals for didactic innovation, design of activities, reporting 88 3.52 11, 3, 5, 4, 8, 9, 14, 13


The evaluation will be carried out during the cours through a variety of training activities:
10% of the final grade: group activity in the period of partial exams that will be held on the day assigned from the Environmental Sciences Degree. Attendance and active participation is needed.
											30% of the final grade: individual final exam that will be held on the assigned day from the Environmental Sciences Degree.
											45% of the final grade: group work.
											15% of the final grade: several follow-up tasks that will be assessed during the course.

To pass the subject you must obtain a minimum of 5/10 in each of the evaluation activities.

A recovery final examen or follow-up tasks will be performed. The student will go to the recovery exam or recovery follow-up activities if the note of each activity is below 5 and over 3.5/10; and if the student have shown a positive attitude and participation during the course. The partial exam and the group work can not be recovered. If recovery is passed, the final grade will be 5/10.

Class attendance and active and committed participation are essential: ApS will not be possible if students are not attending.

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Final exam 30% 2 0.08 2, 11, 10, 6, 7, 5, 4, 8, 12, 1, 14
Follow up 15% 2 0.08 2, 11, 3, 10, 5, 4, 12, 9, 1, 14, 13
Group Work 45% 5 0.2 2, 11, 3, 10, 5, 4, 8, 12, 9, 1, 14, 13
Partial exam 10% 3 0.12 2, 11, 3, 10, 6, 7, 5, 4, 8, 12, 1


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