Journal of Świętokrzyskie Mountains Region
Series B – Natural Sciences
2009, No 30, 1–14
THE NATURAL SCIENCE EDUCATION DURING THE SO-CALLED
“GREEN SCHOOLS” AS THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPROVING
THE TEACHING – LEARNING EFFECTIVENESS
Key words: green schools, environmental education, field (outside school) activities,
scientific education, methods and form of organization, didactic activities.
The so called “green schools” are the activities that take place outside schools and last for a few days. They are the activities, whose role becomes more significant in the modern process of education. It is an extremely valuable form of teaching and learning process because it enables to get to know the cultural scenery especially including natural, historical and aesthetical values. During such a process, the cognitive values are accompanied by a process of shaping the desirable pro-ecological attitudes. They also enable to obtain the new information, to learn about different places, to gain the skill of independent learning, to carry out the observations as well as to analyze them and to come to the conclusions on their basis.