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ERIC Number: EJ1062671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Sensitizing Young English Language Learners Towards Environmental Care
Castillo, Rigoberto; Rojas, María del Pilar
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, n9 p179-195 Jul-Dec 2014
This paper reports an action research study aimed at understanding how to sensitize young English language learners towards caring for the environment. The pedagogical intervention in a 5th grade class consisted in the use of creative writing strategies to express learners' ideas. Three stages were followed: "recognizing facts," "reflecting on them" and "proposing a solution to a problem." The progress learners made at each stage was analyzed. The findings suggest that learners made significant gains in language development and environmental awareness from the opportunities offered by self-expression and debate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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