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ERIC Number: EJ1056777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
The Project-Based Learning Approach in Environmental Education
Genc, Murat
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v24 n2 p105-117 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of project-based learning on students' attitudes toward the environment. In the study that was performed with 39 students who take the "Environmental Education" course, attitude changes toward the environment were investigated in students who developed projects on environmental problems. A mixed-method explanatory design was used to flesh out study results. After being informed about basic environmental concepts and project-based learning, students engaged themselves in group work to develop projects regarding environmental problems. The developed projects were presented with the aim of informing students. According to research results, although a significant gender difference in environmental attitudes was not found, project-based learning had a positive effect on students' environmental attitudes. Students defined project-based learning use in environmental education as an approach that is beneficial, enhancing creativity, encouraging research and providing permanent learning. Students believed this practice helped them define environmental problems more clearly and take on more active tasks in the solution process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey