ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES STRATEGIES APPROPRIATE TO THE IRAQI ENVIRONMENT
In recent decades, it has been observed that environmental problems have aggravated negative impacts globally, and this confirms that the negative impact is not limited to those concerned with the tasks of environmental education and their specialists, but also includes all people, regardless of their standard of living, their living conditions, and their educational and cultural level. This shows a lack of interest in the repercussions of environmental problems, and efforts to address them. In confirmation of the foregoing, the current research in environmental education and contemporary challenges focused on some strategies appropriate to the Iraqi environment, through four chapters; The first chapter dealt with the problem of the research, its importance, goal and scientific terminology, and the second chapter dealt with environmental education, its characteristics and features and the contemporary challenges facing environmental education, and the third chapter was limited to presenting the procedural framework (research methodology), while the fourth chapter presented some educational strategies, which may contribute to Strengthening environmental education, and at the same time compatible with the Iraqi environment, such as: direct experience strategy, action research strategy and practical studies, strategy for studying environmental issues, role-playing strategy, problem-solving strategy, cartooning strategy, and participation strategy in environmental activities, in addition to reviewing The most prominent results, recommendations and suggestions.
Keywords: Environment, Environmental Education, Challenges, Strategy.