Probably there is no need to talk about the importance of environmental education at all levels of our society. Without saving nature, we cannot keep any hope for a normal existence and development of our society. Natural capital - is what helps us to live. I mean exactly "capital". Without keeping the capital, without investing in it, we will not receive "dividends".
Knowledge of this area is extremely important. Exactly for this reason we propose to start this project.
The project initiator is a group from Urgench State University.
It is proposed to do the following within the framework of the project:
The proposed project aims to make a contribution to improving the quality of environmental education for students and increase professional knowledge and skills of the teaching staff, not only in universities but also in colleges and schools, and thus the whole younger generation of the country.
The project is not intended to change fundamentally the existing curricula of universities and Institutes of Advanced Training, but rather seeks to introduce and add components of applied skills and abilities to the subjects related to ecology and environmental protection.
The project consists of four modules, which will be implemented step by step:
Module 1. Adaptation and revision of educational programme and lectures on the subject “Environment issues and responsibility of managers” developed for Academy of State and Community Building under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2010 by the NGO KRASS staff within the framework of the UNDP-GEF project “Strengthening the National Capacity for Implementation of Rio Convention Through Targeted Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development”. The adapted programme will serve as a base for development of a new educational programme and lectures for the subject “Applied ecology and sustainable use of nature”.
Module 2. Approbation (as additional subject on the beginning stage) of a new educational programme and lectures on the subject “Applied ecology and sustainable use of nature” in 4 pilot institutes – Urgench State University, National University of Uzbekistan, Karshi engineering and economical Institute and Namangan engineering and economical Institute and further introduction of approbation programme to the educational schedules of the institutes and colleges of the country.
Module 3. Expansion of access to various types of education and creation of a methodological cabinet on applied ecology under Urgench State University with a possibility to duplicate them in other institutes.
Module 4. Improvement of competency of scientific and pedagogical staff of institutes, colleges and schools on the subjects related to ecology and protection of the Environment by focused education/retraining in the Institute of Advanced Training in Khorezm region.
We propose this project for common view. You are free to share your comments and proposals. We will be very thankful for your responses.
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