Place-Based Environmental Education to Facilitate Connectedness and Sustainable Behaviour

  • Brendan Demetrios Louis Callaghan Otonabee College
Keywords: Keywords: Environmental education, sustainability, psycho-social barriers


This research report explores the importance of place-based environmental education in a world rapidly deteriorating due to human behaviour. Social and cognitive barriers facing environmental education are addressed, and potential methods of diminishing these barriers are explored. When properly implemented, environmental education can foster connectedness to, concern for, and caretaking of the natural world.