Explain the meaning of the concept diversity and its implications in the teaching and learning environment
Environmental/ ecosystem diversity deals with the variations in ecosystems within a geographical location and its overall impact on human existence and the environment.
The concept ecosystem diversity refers to receiving world-wide attention, most notably among scientists and politicians but also among environmental educators. The concept encourages and commits countries to act on the promise to protect biodiversity by using a variety of means, i.e. policy instruments, education, communication and research. Learning environment diversity promotes conservation in relation to issues of equity and sustainable use, thereby pulling people from diverging backgrounds into the debate.
Learning environmental diversity helps individuals to develop traditional attitude-behavior models in mind. According to such models people need lots of information about the state of the environment. This information will lead to an increase in environmental awareness which is an important prerequisite (along with, for instance, social motivation to comply) for changing one’s environmental behavior. The concept on Eco diversity enables individuals to utilize the natural resources sustainably while sustaining their livelihoods.