(Formalized learning process)
Education initiatives increase knowledge, support attitudes, and develop motivation, commitment, and skills to achieve environmental management goals. Programs can also provide opportunities for the learner to assess the benefit of new knowledge to personal or group needs, and opportunities to practice applying new skills.
For more information about when to use education, consult Essential BEPs or one or more of the following Knowledge Areas:
1. Assure that your education initiative has a clear purpose with tightly focused outcomes and objectives.
2. Consult Essential BEPs for tips in developing education initiatives for distance education, for individuals, for groups, or for communities.
3. Use training to support an initiative. For example, provide training to:
4. Implement an education strategy that:
5. Provide target audience with opportunities for self-assessment and for practicing or applying new skills.
6. Use creative approaches. For example, a town treasure hunt for valued places.