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Descriptor English: Environmental Health Education
Descriptor Spanish: Educación en Salud Ambiental
Descriptor Portuguese: Educação em Saúde Ambiental
Descriptor French: Éducation Environnementale
Entry term(s): Environmental Education
Tree number(s): SP4.017
SP8.946.234.262
Scope note: 1. It comprises a set of pedagogical and social practices of technical, political and scientific content, which in the scope of environmental health practices is a permanent and continuous process in the relation between institution, subjects and community for the construction of values, knowledge, and practices that strengthen the sustainable relationships of human society in the interaction of health, environment and sustainable development for health promotion. (Free translation from the original: Portaria da FUNASA n° 586, de 14 de julho de 2014. Available in: http://www.funasa.gov.br/site/wp-content/files_mf/prt586funasa2014.pdf) 2. Environmental education: A long-term learning process, through actions that aim to awaken and raise awareness about the need and importance of recovering, preserving and conserving natural resources and biodiversity, that is, the environment as a whole. In addition, it is necessary that such actions be correlated with social and cultural issues. It can be developed and applied to different segments of society, through a planned and developed action with responsibility to enable the formation of citizens capable of having critical positions on sustainability. (Free adaptation and translation from the original: Consórcio PCJ, 2005. Available in: http://agua.org.br) 3. Environmental education: A process that allows individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions. The components of environmental education are: Awareness and sensitivity to the environment and environmental challenges; Knowledge and understanding of the environment and environmental challenges; Attitudes of concern for the environment and motivation to improve or maintain environmental quality; Skills to identify and help resolve environmental challenges; Participation in activities that lead to the resolution of environmental challenges. Environmental education does not advocate a particular viewpoint or course of action. Rather, environmental education teaches individuals how to weigh various sides of an issue through critical thinking and it enhances their own problem-solving and decision-making skills. (From: Environmental Protection Agency. Available in: https://www.epa.gov/education/what-environmental-education)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
PC prevention & control
PL policies
SN statistics & numerical data
Related: Health Education MeSH
Sanitary Engineering Education DeCS
DeCS ID: 32453
Unique ID: DDCS032453
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Environmental Health Education - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060396
Scope note 1. It comprises a set of pedagogical and social practices of technical, political and scientific content, which in the scope of environmental health practices is a permanent and continuous process in the relation between institution, subjects and community for the construction of values, knowledge, and practices that strengthen the sustainable relationships of human society in the interaction of health, environment and sustainable development for health promotion. (Free translation from the original: Portaria da FUNASA n° 586, de 14 de julho de 2014. Available in: http://www.funasa.gov.br/site/wp-content/files_mf/prt586funasa2014.pdf) 2. Environmental education: A long-term learning process, through actions that aim to awaken and raise awareness about the need and importance of recovering, preserving and conserving natural resources and biodiversity, that is, the environment as a whole. In addition, it is necessary that such actions be correlated with social and cultural issues. It can be developed and applied to different segments of society, through a planned and developed action with responsibility to enable the formation of citizens capable of having critical positions on sustainability. (Free adaptation and translation from the original: Consórcio PCJ, 2005. Available in: http://agua.org.br) 3. Environmental education: A process that allows individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions. The components of environmental education are: Awareness and sensitivity to the environment and environmental challenges; Knowledge and understanding of the environment and environmental challenges; Attitudes of concern for the environment and motivation to improve or maintain environmental quality; Skills to identify and help resolve environmental challenges; Participation in activities that lead to the resolution of environmental challenges. Environmental education does not advocate a particular viewpoint or course of action. Rather, environmental education teaches individuals how to weigh various sides of an issue through critical thinking and it enhances their own problem-solving and decision-making skills. (From: Environmental Protection Agency. Available in: https://www.epa.gov/education/what-environmental-education)
Preferred term Environmental Health Education
Entry term(s) Environmental Education



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