• ISSN: 2010-0248 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Innov.  Manag. Technol.
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IJIMT 2018 Vol.9(6): 266-270 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2018.9.6.823

Environmental and Sustainability Studies for Pupils in Elementary Arabic School

H. Friman, Y. Sitbon, I. Banner, T. Shauli, and Y. Einav
Abstract— How should pupils in elementary school be taught about renewable energy, Sustainability, what is the air pollution and how does harming sea creatures affect all of us? In the last year students from the HIT, Holon Institute of Technology participated in a course "green ambassadors" which combines practical work. As part of the course requirements, students were asked to conduct enjoyable lessons within the topic of preserving the environment to fifth and sixth grade pupils in the Arabic elementary school "Alomaria" situated in the city of Ramle. The students from various faculties: design, engineering, technology management, learning technologies and computer science studied the environmental and sustainability issues themselves and the material they learnt was passed enjoyably to the pupils of the school. For the first time in the history of HIT the course worked in collaboration with an Arabic school, as part of a general trend in the college of multi-pluralism and cultural competence in the frame of "Israeli hope in the academia". During meetings held within the school, the students taught the pupils via games and activities what renewable energy means, how to turn waste into a resource, what energy conversion and renewable energy mean etc. In order to illustrate the topics studied by the pupils, the students used a moveable laboratory containing demonstrations, experiments and creative activities. The results show higher rates of success and involvement due to an enriching and challenging experience of learning. Thanks to all these, the pupils turned more aware and learned an important lesson about the ways to preserve the environment.

Index Terms— Arabic, environmental education, elementary school, hebrew, sustainability.

Hen Friman is with the Faculty of Engineering. HIT - Holon Institute of Technology, 52 Golomb St. P.O.B 305 Holon, 5810201, Israel (e-mail: henf@hit.ac.il). Yafa Sitbon, Ifaa Banner, Tal Shauli, and Yulia Einav are with Holon Institute of Technology, Israel.


Cite: H. Friman, Y. Sitbon, I. Banner, T. Shauli, and Y. Einav, " Environmental and Sustainability Studies for Pupils in Elementary Arabic School ," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 266-270, 2018.

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