Green English: Environmentally Responsive Pedagogy for Nigerian Secondary Schools

Dr Alexander Essien Timothy & Dr Eucharia O. Obiekezie


Local and global environmental aberrations caused by climate change threaten human existence. Research attributes climate change to non-sustainable human activities on the environment. Several approaches and declarations have been suggested and adopted to save the environment from decay and destruction. One significant approach has been the introduction of environmental education in school curricula in Nigeria. While that is laudable and positive, there is a need to extend the campaign for sustainable environmental practices beyond the curriculum contents of a particular subject. Therefore, this paper makes a case for an environmentally friendly English Language pedagogy. This paper proposes the Green English Pedagogy where the English language classroom could serve as a means for the inculcation of positive and environmentally sustainable knowledge, attitude and practices.

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