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Application Form

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Background and General Rationale for Submission


Your submission should provide a brief personal background, along with a brief description of the general work in Environmental Education on which you are basing your application (500 words).


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Specific Submission Criteria


Your written response should focus on describing how (with examples) your teaching practice fulfills the criteria. Each sub-heading refers to the four-branch framework found in Natural Curiosity.


Inquiry-Based Learning:

The applicant recognizes the value of students' emergent ideas and places them at the centre of student learning. The applicant connects Environmental Education to students' natural efforts to understand the world in which they live by challenging students to explore their own curiosities, ask questions, posit theories, solve problems, test and revise theories, and participate in critical discourse about the world (750 words).


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Integrated Learning:

The applicant contextualizes learning across multiple subjects, skills, and issues in order to help students develop a holistic understanding of the world and its interconnected systems (500 words)


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Experiential Learning:

The applicant enhances students' environmental learning in the classroom by creating ongoing hands-on outdoor learning opportunities and activities that put students in touch with nature and allow them to test their ideas and theories. The applicant also understands the importance of providing students' with opportunities for reflection to revisit their questions, theories, and ideas and to build onto them (500 words)


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The applicant supports students in developing leadership skills in environmental awareness initiatives and action. This could take place locally, or on more of a global scale (500 words)


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Four-Branches in Action:

The applicant understands and demonstrates how the four-branch framework approach to environmental inquiry (inquiry-based learning, integrated learning, experiential learning, and stewardship) work simultaneously together in a classroom to support and deepen student learning. Please connect this approach to your own personal teaching pedagogy. How is this philosophy reflected in your practice on a daily basis? (500 words)


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