Integrating Environmental Education into Vocational Training Schools

ProCEEd recently published a study identifying approaches to integrate environmental education into the curricula and training at two Integrated Vocational Education and Training (IVET) schools in the Sayabouly and Houaphan provinces. These schools are already supported by Lao-German cooperation programs, e.g. through advisors on school management. The project will support the integration of climate-related content into selected vocational education programs. This should benefit students learning about correlations between their vocation and environmental protection and climate change.

 

The focus of the study was on five vocations closely related to environmental issues: crop production, animal husbandry, carpentry/ carpentry-furniture, electrics, small engine repair. The study looked into the profiles of the two IVET schools in terms of structure, extent and content of actual environmental education, differentiation between theoretical and practical training, materials and learning aids as well as teacher qualification.

 

The recommendations for ProCEEd were identified on the basis of suitability, resources and impacts. Educational material such as textbooks for environmental education, concepts on environmental topics, teaching materials and learning aids should be provided in line with curricula adaptation and

teacher training. Volunteer groups and green school should be promoted in order to foster support for on environmental education. ProCEEd will identify specific activity packages on the basis of the study recommendations. These activities will help meeting one of the project’s four indicators for success which refers to formal vocational education.

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS



You can now watch 12 professionally produced documentary films broadcast on LNTV in 2017. Three or four episodes of 15 minutes each make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic, e.g. wildlife or forest protection. More films supported by ProCEEd and other GIZ projects are shown as well.

ENVIRONMENTAL RADIO



You can listen in to selected radio programs produced by LNR Khammouane in Thakek and Boualapha as well as by LNR Huaphan in Sam Neua and Houameuang. Some of them have even been translated into Khmu and Hmong language. Three 15-min episodes make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS



At the provincial and district level, Environmental Tours with entertaining environmental education activities regularly tour four provinces and Vientiane Capital. A bus and a truck using solar-powered equipment facilitate film, theatre and local learning and discussion initiatives. Don’t miss the tour!