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Tan, Esther; So, Hyo-Jeong – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This article examined the role of environmental interaction in interdisciplinary thinking and the use of different knowledge resource types. The case study was conducted with two classes (N = 40) of 8th-grade students, ages 13 to 14. The outdoor trail aimed to help students synthesize history, geography, and science knowledge. Two groups'…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interaction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education
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Zhang, Weizhe; Zhao, Jinli; Chen, Jin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Outdoor education programs are promoted to enhance connections between individuals and nature to foster pro-environmental behavior. However, behavioral change is a complex, and often difficult psychological process. This study aimed to determine if establishing nature clubs in schools could promote students' conservation behaviors by mitigating…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Kerret, Dorit; Orkibi, Hod; Ronen, Tammie – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This study examined a moderated mediation model with 254 Israeli junior high school students, hypothesizing that students' environmental hope would simultaneously mediate the relationship between their engagement in school-based environmental activities (green engagement) and their environmental behavior as well as their positivity ratio, but that…
Descriptors: Models, Environmental Education, Self Control, Skill Development
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Looy, Heather; Wood, John R. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Scientists have used educational presentations and "bug banquets" to alter widespread negative attitudes toward invertebrates. In this article, the authors explore whether such presentations have a measurable affect on attitudes. Junior high, high school, and university students completed an attitude survey focusing on invertebrates in…
Descriptors: Animals, Entomology, Attitude Change, Negative Attitudes
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Aivazidis, Constantine; Lazaridou, Maria; Hellden, Gustav F. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
The authors compared traditional and Web-based versions of an environmental education program in terms of their effectiveness in raising knowledge and promoting attitudes of environmental issues. They used a pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group quasi-experimental design. Results showed a statistically significant increase of knowledge…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups, Comparative Analysis
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Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The author investigated students' ideas about what defines an environment and how these ideas change across grade level and educational experience. A total of 81 students were sampled: 18 seventh graders, 20 eighth graders, and 24 ninth graders from general biology, and 19 ninth graders from college preparatory biology. The environments task was a…
Descriptors: Environment, Environmental Education, Student Attitudes, Grade 8
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Kenney, Jane L.; Militana, Heidi Price; Donohue, Mary Horrocks – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
The Watershed Learning Center (WLC) was developed by the Brandywine Valley Association (BVA) to provide outdoor environmental lessons to schools on their own properties or on sites close by. Teachers are trained to take over the lessons by observing BVA instructors and attending workshops. The program was evaluated to discover how the WLC was…
Descriptors: Learning Centers (Classroom), Environmental Education, Training, Science Teachers