Summer 2019 - EDUC 454 F100

Quantitative Approaches to Environmental Education (4)

Class Number: 4182

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Fr 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    EDB 8620.1, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 401 and EDUC 402 or Corequisite: EDUC 403.



Integrating mathematical, scientific and socio-cultural methods and processes of learning across the curriculum and in teaching practice. Students will experience and apply approaches that are situated in the practices of environmental and social scientists through modelling, simulation and evaluation. Students who have completed EDUC 452 may not complete this course for further credit Quantitative.


EDUC 454 - 4 Environmental Education - Quantitative Approach

Intersession - Taught in French

Course description:  

This course provides an opportunity to explore primary and secondary education from an environmental education perspective (ERA). Quantitative and qualitative methods applied to the study of environmental issues allow the development of interdisciplinary and experiential activities that are directly related to the educational objectives of the British Columbia Ministry of Education program. Emphasis is placed on engaging in community-based projects, and many field trips help to appreciate the impact of pedagogy through action.
This course is offered in hybrid mode one course per week, Tuesday, in the field and another course per week,Friday, online as a participation in a thematic discussion on the Canvas platform.
The first course will be Tuesday, May 7th, Burnaby Campus, Local EDB 8620.1.


  • Apply  a reflective approach to contemporary environmental issues
  • Demonstrate an understanding of similarities and differences between key environmental ethics proposals
  • Experiment with  a variety of environments - industrial - urban - agricultural - forestry
  • Become familiar with the different environments in your community
  • Develop  a sense of trust in the use of quantitative data
  • Demonstrate its ability to integrate environmental education into its pedagogy


  • Analyser une proposition éthique en matière d’environnement 15%
  • Réaliser une analyse critique d’une ressource éducative en ERE 20%
  • Évaluation quantitative - Analyse cycle de vie 20%
  • Créer un plan d’unité intégrant l’ERE 25%
  • Rapports de sortie (4) 20%



Mandatory off-campus activities (Metro Vancouver).
These outings are held within the course schedule and are mandatory.

Risk Notice:
This course involves mandatory field activities outside the regular classroom setting. The risks associated with these activities are very low and an information session will be held in class prior to each of these activities to clarify the content.


Textes remis en classe via la plateforme Canvas. Il n'y a pas d'achat de livres requis.


Orellana, Isabel, Villemagne, Carin & Bader, B. (2017). Éducation, Environnement, Écocitoyenneté, sous la direction de Lucie Sauvé, Presse de l'Université du Québec, 262p.


Bader, B., Sauvé, L. (2011). Éducation, environnement et développement durable : vers une écocitoyenneté critique, Les Presse de l’Université Laval

SFU Library – Full Text Online

Louv, Richard (2008). Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, Algonquin Books, North Carolina.

Judson Gillian. (2018) A Walking Curriculum: Evoking Wonder And Developing Sense of Place (K-12) – disponible en français été 2019.

Registrar Notes:

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