Integrating Extensive Reading with Environmental Education: A Meaningful and Engaging Pedagogy Approach


  • Navinder Kaur Dhiraj Sing
  • George Martin Jacobs
  • Willy Ardian Renandya


Environmental education, Extensive reading, Mini-ecosystems, Projects


This article described and analysed a project done at an urban government
secondary school in the southern Malaysia state of Johor. With guidance
from their teacher, a class of 16students, 18-19 years old, worked in groups
to create mini-ecosystems in which a plant was grown. The students’ goals
were to learn about eco-systems generally and to share their learning with
peers and teachers in other classes via Gallery Walk presentations. The
project was analyzed as to whether it met various criteria for environmental
education, using the United Nations environmental education objectives,