Environmental Education in General Schools

Organiser : LAO-NRIES

Target Audience : General School Children, teachers, Pedagogical Advisors


Overview :

In the Lao P.D.R,the contents of Environmental Education in General Schools are taught integrally in many subjects of both Primary and Secondary Levels. At Primary Schools, EE is a big part of a subject called “The World Around Us”(it contains Natural Sciences; Social, Health and Environmental Studies). Moreover it is included in many lessons on using of natural materials of Handicraft and in some texts of Lao language. At Lower Secondary Schools it is largely taught in Natural and Social Sciences. There are also some Environmental contents in Technology and Lao language. At Upper Secondary Schools, The Natural Science is divided in to Biology, Physics and Chemistry; and Social Science in to Geography, Civic Education and history’s the environmental studies are included at all cited subjects.

Even the Environmental Education in Lao schools is not a independent subject, but its objective is to develop some basic knowledge, skills and attitudes about natural and manmade environments, relationships between living and nonliving things, its usefulness, necessities of its conservation. At the same time, the Curriculum is emphasised to development of Science Process Skills for learners, so since 1994, we have tried to introduce some new ways of teaching/learning like activity based learning,problem solving etc.However these methods are not so easy to understand for our teachers.

Objective :

The main objective of the Environmental Education is to make learners understand the relationships between people, Environments and Sciences, and be able to live healthy.

Course Content :

Primary Education :

1). School environments
2). Community Environments
3). Natural Environments, its usefulness & conservation
4). Nonliving natural Environment, its usefulness & conservation
5). Water sources, water cycle, usefulness of water, water polution & conservation
6). Air, light, sound, soil ( their usefulness, polution and the ways to avoid )
7). Living & nonliving Environments, relationships between living things, changes of the environment make living things change, forest & conservation


Delivery Method : Classroom or outside classroom activities

Contact Person :

Name Salutation Designation Email
Thongkeo ASA Mr

Facilitator :

Name Salutation Designation Email
Khamphay SISAVANH Dr
Thongkeo ASA Mr