The purpose of this study was to find the strategies to execute the environmental education through the Practical Arts subject in elementary school. This study was conducted by the review of literature, the content analysis, and the discussions with panels of judges composed of experts in the environmental education related fields.
The major conclusions of this study was as follows:
1. The Practical Arts subject is appropriate to conduct environmental education.
2. The Practical Arts subject set the basis to start environmental education in Korea.
3. The 'Life Resource and Environment Management' area in the Practical Arts subject is very suitable to widely conduct environmental education.
The followings were recommended based on the findings and the conclusions of the study. First, it is recommended for the Practical Arts subject teachers to conduct environmental education in various ways such as introducing environment-related jobs, daily work related to preventing environmental pollution, and so on, when teachers are teaching the 'Understanding Family and Work ' area in the Practical Arts subject. Second, the environment contents should be included in all sub chapters in the 'Living Skill' area in the Practical Arts subject. Third, 'Hands-on' education or 'experience-based teaching skill' should be executed in teaching the Practical Arts subject. Forth, elementary school teachers should find a way to conduct environmental education in a way of content integration between subjects so that teachers can save some time to perform experience-based teaching which takes more time than other teaching skills.