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ERIC Number: EJ1024772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Environmental E-Books and Green Goals: Changing Places, Flipping Spaces, and Real-izing the Curriculum
Schneider, Jenifer Jasinski; Kozdras, Deborah; Wolkenhauer, Nathan; Arias, Lisa
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n7 p549-564 Apr 2014
Pre-service teachers collaborated with 6th grade students to audit a College of Education building looking for possibilities to "go green." The student/teacher teams developed an e-book collection of project descriptions, completed budgets, estimated timelines, and sustainability requirements for the university to consider. The e-books also included short films in which the students promoted their ideas for green awareness. In this project, flipping instructional spaces and real-izing the curriculum created new possibilities for student-led inquiry. In other words, literacy in the service of communicating meaningful messages, rather than literacy for literacy's sake, created a current of intent in which the students learned genres to achieve their green goals and the teachers learned how to develop authentic tasks and texts to develop students' expertise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
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Language: English
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