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Alabas, Ramazan – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Environmental education has been given in various primary school courses in Turkey, predominantly in Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Science courses. This study, while focusing on the relationship between environment and child education, aims to decipher the roots of environmental education in Turkey. In order to accomplish this task at hand,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Environmental Education, Content Analysis, Textbooks
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Aydin-Güç, Funda; Aygün, Müge; Ceylan, Derya; Çavus-Güngören, Seda; Durukan, Ümmü Gülsüm; Hacioglu, Yasemin; Yekeler, Ayse Dilek – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of the interdisciplinary (the disciplines of Turkish, Social Science, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Public Administration) activities performed in the scope of the Community Service Practices Course on the air pollution awareness (APW). This study has been performed as a multiple case study.…
Descriptors: Pollution, Elementary School Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Turkish
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Aydede Yalçin, Meryem Nur – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
It is important for people to be able to judge the nature while actually living in it to gain the scientific perspective which is an important skill nowadays. Within this importance, the general purpose of this study is to examine the effect of active learning based science camp activities on sixth, seventh and eighth grade students' opinions…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Summer Science Programs, Science Education, Elementary School Science
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Barraza, Laura – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
This research explores some of the factors that influence the relations about empathy and/or rejection that children establish towards some animal species. The role that school has within the social context in these dynamics was considered. Attitudes of young children (aged 7 to 9) from Mexico and England towards specific animal species, examining…
Descriptors: Animals, Empathy, Moral Development, Conservation (Environment)
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Warner, Alan; Eames, Chris; Irving, Robyn – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Environmental experiences often engage learners and create an intention to act, which is then not followed through once the learner is removed from the environment. This study utilized an exploratory, interpretive framework with younger primary school classes to investigate if transfer of learning from field trip experiences "in" and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Social Networks, Social Responsibility
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Manni, Annika; Sporre, Karin; Ottander, Christina – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This paper presents the results of a study carried out to investigate how 10-12 year old Swedish students understand and value the issue of sustainable development. The responses from open-ended questions in a questionnaire have been analyzed through a content analysis based on a phenomenographic approach. The results show that there are…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Ethics
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Villanen, Heli; Jonsson, Gunnar – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
In this paper we will examine how children view their future. Intergenerational relations are at the core of sustainable development. These concern a human's moral responsibility to the coming generations. But, can we take for granted that future generations will have the same requirements and preferences as we do? Discussions of the future often…
Descriptors: Children, Sustainable Development, Intergenerational Programs, Phenomenology
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Akengin, Hamza; Aydemir, Gökhan – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This study has aimed to inquired whether there was a significant difference between academic achievement and attitudes of 6th grade students who learned "The Resources of Our Country" unit of social studies through case studies and students who learned this unit with teaching based on existing unit. Besides it was aimed to present…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Case Studies, Units of Study
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Avan, Cagri; Aydinli, Bahattin; Bakar, Fatma; Alboga, Yunus – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The aim of this study is to introduce an attitude scale in order to define students? attitudes about environment, recycling, plastics, plastic waste. In this study, 80 attitude sentences according to 5-point Likert-type scale were prepared and applied to 492 students of 6th grade in the Kastamonu city center of Turkey. The scale consists of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Psychomotor Skills, Factor Analysis, Affective Behavior
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Gul, Seyda; Yesilyurt, Selami – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The aim of this study is to determine what level of primary and secondary school students' misconceptions related to greenhouse effect is. Study group consists of totally 280 students attended to totally 8 primary and secondary schools (4 primary school, 4 secondary school) which were determined with convenient sampling method from center of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Misconceptions, Sampling
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Bas, Gökhan – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
The aim of the research was to investigate the effects of Multiple Intelligences strategy and traditional methods of instruction on elementary students' environmental awareness knowledge levels and their attitudes towards the environment. The pre/post-test control group research model was used in this study. The research was carried out in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Multiple Intelligences, Teaching Methods