ERIC Number: ED101927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Evaluating Student Outcomes in Environmental Education.
Bennett, Dean B.
This guide, designed for teacher use, focuses on the evaluation of environmental education experiences. The guide, which is based on a doctoral study, is structured around three basic evaluation questions: (1) What kinds of environmental education learning experiences can you evaluate?; (2) What outcomes of environmental education learning experiences can you look for?; and (3) How can you determine the extent to which the outcomes have been achieved? This guide is divided into three sections which deal with the evaluation questions. The first section considers the goals of environmental education. The three phases of the environmental education process (discovery and inquiry; evaluation and problem identification; and problem solving) are considered. The relationship between what a person knows and feels in relation to his value system, and how environmental education can affect and change this relationship is discussed to answer question 2. Section three deals with the third question; behavioral objectives as tools for evaluating skills in discovery and inquiry, evaluation and problem identification, and problem solving are examined. Sample test items are included. The appendices include evaluation considerations, a unit outline example, and the results of an evaluation. (TK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Environmental Education Project, Yarmouth.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III