Yogyakarta- Efforts to overcome recent environmental crisis need active and sustainable synergy of public participation. One of them is the development of innovative environmental learning module at schools. This encourages UGM Research and Community Service Institute (LPPM) and Education, Youth and Sport Agency of Yogyakarta to conduct training on designing environmental learning module for teachers of International Standard Vocational Schools throughout Yogyakarta.
A three-day training from 8-10 December is organized involving 35 teachers of vocational schools. They will get material about characteristics and module design, module arrangement procedure, and lesson based module design. Review of module samples and module discussion will be also done.
The initiator of event, Prof. Dr. Ir. Widyastuti, M.Sc., delivered that environmental learning at school does not only aim to educate students but also develop knowledge, values, attitude, insight, and teacher’s and students’ care. “This training is expected to build networking of schools and teachers of Vocational School in developing innovative environmental learning module,” Widyastuti said, opening the training at University Club, Second Floor, on Wednesday (8/12).
She added that environmental learning process at school is done through prospective and sustainable infusion method with innovative module. The quality pillar of the module, is among others, self-instruction, self-contained, adaptive, independent, and user friendly.
During the training, participants received several materials including curriculum and module on learning management from UGM practitioner Dr. Ir. Djoko Luknanto, M.Sc.,.characteristics and module design from Prof. Dr. dr. Harsono, module arrangement procedure from Dr. Tina Afiatin, M.Si., module project design for environmental learning module from Priyono Suryanto, and module sample review from Mukhlison, S.Hut.
UGM psychologist, Tina Afiatin, said that environmental learning is additional material for school’s curriculum. “Students need to be provided with integrated environmental learning with other subjects. The success of environmental learning depends much on the learning process,” she said.
The benchmark of successful environmental learning at school, according to Tina, in macro-view is marked by academic atmosphere emerging at school, bot individually or in group, from all participants in the implementation and school’s environment which is clean, healthy, neat and green. In micro-view, it can be seen from students’ attitude in daily life that takes role as person who encourages and actor to manage better environment.