Geography plays a leading role in developing the objectives of Environmental Education. Through Geography lessons, applications and tools, pupils should learn about the major environmental and developmental problems through issue-based learning. They must be given opportunities to explore how these issues relate to their everyday lives and what is the impact on the quality of the natural and social environment. Teachers can promote a holistic outlook, through promoting a multidimensional study of environmental problems on a variety of scales, e.g., through historical maps, which are of significant value, because through them students gain perspective on the living environment and the changes caused by the human intervention in coastal areas and environment. The purpose of this paper is to propose new, modern and up-to-date web-tools, as for example Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing applications, generally applicable for any geographical area although demonstrated in the area of Western Attica (Greece), in order to improve pupils’ knowledge and skills on Environmental Education issues. Additionally, a framework of Systems Science is suggested for planning the didactics of this multidimensional approach, for facilitating teachers in their related educational duties.
Mavrakis, Anastasios; Papakitsos, Evangelos C.; Papapanousi, Christina; and Papavasileiou, Christina
"An Application of Systems Science for the Usage of Web–tools in Environmental Education: The Case of Western Attica, Greece,"
Journal of Research Initiatives: Vol. 4:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol4/iss2/4