This essay focuses on the understanding of environmental science.observing a group learning activity and collaborating with your mentor teacher. Coordinate with your mentor
ELM-510-RS-Field Experience A Group Learning Environments.docx
Allocate at least 2 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Part 1: Observation
For this field experience, spend time in an elementary classroom. It is grade K-8, observing a group learning activity and collaborating with your mentor teacher. Coordinate with your mentor teacher to determine the best time to observe a group learning activity. As you are observing, complete the “Group Learning Environment Technique” template.focusing on the interactions and interrelationships between different parts of the environment, we are using language that is characteristic of a systems analysis approach – or a systems framework – and applying it to the understanding of environmental science and management.
Indeed, many environmental scientists now tend to think in terms of the whole ‘earth system’ and its components, subsystems and processes. In some ways, the term ‘earth system’ is a more useful one than ‘the environment’, not least because it highlights the fact that the natural world is a dynamic, complex entity with its own laws and processes, rather than being simply a passive space that is inhabited, exploited and given significance by humans. Moreover, increasingly, scientists have acknowledged that the study of environmental science and management should ideally be interdisciplinary in nature, so that insights from many academic disciplines and scientific specialisms are available to inform the study of environmental issues. This is particularly important when it comes to understanding complex global environmental issues