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International Journal of Social Science and Education Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

The role of geography in environmental education and sustainability


Rashmi Dixit and Anjali Dixit


Geography plays a crucial role in environmental education and sustainability by providing a comprehensive understanding of our interconnected world and inspiring positive change. By incorporating geography into education, students gain the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to address environmental challenges and foster sustainable practices. Geography education enables students to explore the complex relationships between humans and their environment, fostering an appreciation for the consequences of our actions on the planet. By studying geography, students develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of Earth's systems and recognize how changes in one part of the world can have global impacts. This knowledge empowers students to make informed decisions and adopt sustainable practices in their daily lives. Furthermore, geography equips students with spatial analysis skills, allowing them to assess and analyze environmental issues within their spatial context. In addition to knowledge and skills, geography education fosters a sense of environmental stewardship and global citizenship. To enhance the role of geography in environmental education and sustainability, suggestions include integrating geography across curricula, promoting experiential learning, embracing technological advancements, fostering collaboration and partnerships, providing professional development opportunities for teachers, and promoting community engagement. By recognizing the crucial role of geography, we can equip the younger generation with the tools and knowledge needed to become active participants in creating a more sustainable and resilient future. Geography education empowers students to understand the complexities of our world, make informed decisions, and take responsible actions for the benefit of the environment and society as a whole.

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International Journal of Social Science and Education Research
How to cite this article:
Rashmi Dixit and Anjali Dixit. The role of geography in environmental education and sustainability. Int. J. Social Sci. Educ. Res. 2024;6(1):101-104. DOI: 10.33545/26649845.2024.v6.i1b.89
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