Environmental Education: A Place in the Curriculum?

  • Rachel Bolstad


This article examines the place of environmental education/education for sustainable development (EE/ESD) in the school curriculum. Despite international calls for EE/ESD to form the pillar of a re-oriented approach to school curriculum, teaching, and learning, in most schools the principles of EE/ESD are poorly understood, and it occupies a marginal place in curriculum and teaching practice. This article considers the “place” of EE/ESD in the New Zealand curriculum, and the potential to align EE/ESD with a “place-based” education (PBE) approach in New Zealand schools. Current directions from the New Zealand Curriculum Project may create new possibilities for this to occur.


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Rachel Bolstad
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BOLSTAD, Rachel. Environmental Education: A Place in the Curriculum?. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 14, july 2004. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/nzaroe/article/view/1496>. Date accessed: 27 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/nzaroe.v0i14.1496.


Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability