Students' Views of the Environment
Loughland, Tony, Reid, Anna, & Peter Petocz. Young People's Conceptions of Environment: a phenomenographic analysis. Environmental Education research, Vol. 8, no. 2, 2002.(U.S.)
Environmental education is important in achieving environmental improvement. However, for students to construct accurate information instruction must be based on the children’s understandings rather than on assumptions of what we think they know and believe.
Asked student - I think the term/word environment means...
Loughland, Tony et. Al. Factors Influencing Young People's Conceptions of Environment Environmental Education Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2003.(Australia)
Asked student - I think the term/word environment means ...
Answers can be classified into two general categories:
The second is preferable with the most inclusive being environment and people in a relationship of mutual care.
Understanding of environmental knowledge, was not a significant factor, for those in high school, but was for those in primary school.
The instruction in the primary grades may be more integrated while the instruction in the secondary is more directed toward biology topics such as polluted streams…
Must view that social global concerns are related to the environment and work to reduce the following:
Problematic Views to Environmental Education?
Environmental education is viewed as belonging to a biology class or geography.
Animals are to be organized into hierarchies.
Plants and animals are regarded as pets or pests.
Nature is a scenic view on television, contained in parks and nature preserves, and sometimes viewed through the window.
Consumerism, materialism, economic gain, and individualism as cultural icons.
Standards created around disciplines reducing integration of curriculum
Industry as partners.