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ERIC Number: ED170171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Portraying the Complexities of Environmental Education and Strategies for Learning.
Warfield, John N.
The author discusses complexity, environmental education, and learning strategies. Using the concept of time, complexity is divided into two main types: (1) substantive and (2) structural. The author asserts that there exists a principle of tradeoff between these two types where one of the types can be increased while the other is decreased until there is a reasonable chance of enhancing understanding of the complex object of study. That is discussed along with several ways to mitigate structural complexity: (1) variety; (2) redundancy; (3) translatable graphics; and (4) computer-assisted learning processes that facilitate creation, display, amendment, and retention of structures. The author indicates a way of classifying graphic portrayals and lists several types of graphic portrayal that are useful in environmental education. Finally, the author mentions how strategies for learning have been incorporated in the treatment of environmental education. (Author/MA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document