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ERIC Number: EJ1076754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Students' Experiences With/in Integrated Environmental Studies Programs in Ontario
Breunig, Mary; Murtell, Jocelyn; Russell, Constance
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v15 n4 p267-283 2015
In Canada there exists a noteworthy educational initiative referred to as Environmental Studies Programs (ESPs). These secondary school programs are interdisciplinary, helping to link subject matter and encouraging student responsibility. The results of three case studies of Ontario ESPs indicate that program participation has "real world" applications and creates a safe space for genuine dialogue and critical reflection, and that students experienced changes in environmental attitudes and behaviors as a result of program participation. These findings offer further documentation of the benefits of integrated ESPs, including increased student engagement, learning experiences that are practical and relevant to students' lives, experiential learning that is memorable and opportunities for development of social and interpersonal skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada