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ERIC Number: EJ1047896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Outdoor Education and Science Achievement
Rios, José M.; Brewer, Jessica
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v13 n4 p234-240 2014
Elementary students have limited opportunities to learn science in an outdoor setting at school. Some suggest this is partially due to a lack of teacher efficacy teaching in an outdoor setting. Yet the research literature indicates that outdoor learning experiences develop positive environmental attitudes and can positively affect science achievement. Research also suggests that frequent outdoor learning experiences, implemented by a trained teacher in a familiar setting, like a schoolyard, can result in greater engagement and science achievement for students. Teachers can embrace outdoor learning opportunities as a means to increase science content knowledge and develop environmentally conscious students. In this article, we explore the positive effects of outdoor science education on achievement and suggest practical outdoor activities for classroom teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A