25 marzo 2022
On Friday 25 March 2022 Mr Daniele Nappo, Legal Representative of S. Freud School, considers the pedagogical interest of the Environmental Education at School, that todays plays a very relevant role at school. It's important for our future to teach to the new generations the respect, the preservation and the love for the environment to which we belong.
The school has always been a space where the citizens of tomorrow will be informed and accompanied in the knowledge of what surrounds them. In this sense, environmental education is increasingly playing a key role in classrooms today. It is therefore important to educate the new generations to a sustainable lifestyle that respects the resources of our planet. In fact, in recent years there has been an ever greater interest of the pedagogical sciences towards environmental issues, starting from the awareness that the man-nature division is seriously endangering the conservation and survival of the world. There is a need for an environmental education capable of recovering the substantial values of respect for nature and for teaching at school centered on direct experience and the use of consciences. The pedagogical evaluation focuses on environmental issues in a way that is attentive to the relationship between man and nature, development, sustainable nutrition and didactic and educational proposals capable of inspiring those “sleeping” senses in traditional school environments, thus increasing the levels of attention and interest. It is an issue that affects everyone: health and well-being are intimately dependent on the way we treat resources and the choices we make. The school cannot explain the beauty of nature if it has been destroyed. Teaching young people respect for the environment, the distinction between renewable and non-renewable energies, the reasons that cause environmental pollution and how to waste less becomes indispensable for building aware citizens. Environmental education must go through the teaching of concepts such as sustainable development, green economy, conservation of resources but also civic and cultural education. The Ministry of the Environment has drawn up guidelines to recommend educational topics related to respect for the environment to schools. Starting projects divided by age and skills is important, because it allows you to translate complex scientific concepts into a more accessible language and trigger a change. Finally, environmental education means not only making accessible to young people a greater awareness of the characteristics of the ecosystem in which they live, but also promoting innovative ideas"