||第四紀の環境変動と環境教育 ― 地球史からの視点 ―
Quaternary Environmental Changes and Environmental Education: A Viewpoint from Earth History
河村, 愛河村, 善也
30 , 2018-03-01 , 愛知教育大学
The Quaternary is the latest period of the Earth’s history ranging from about 2.6 million years ago to the present day. Based on the results of recent researches on the Quaternary, this paper briefly outlines environmental changes during the period, which are important for understanding the present-day environment in historical context, for anticipating the environment in near future, and for seeking to learn about the significance of environmental protection. In Japan, however, the importance of the Quaternary environmental changes seems not to be adequately understood in the field of environmental education. This paper, therefore, emphasizes the importance, and presents a course for learning the environmental changes and for considering their significance to human life. We believe that the course adds new topics to classes of environmental education mainly in Japanese schools.