ERIC Number: EJ1114018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Children as an Emotional Amplifier in Northern Illinois White-Tailed Deer Interactions
Hicks, Jonathan R.
Journal of Environmental Education, v47 n4 p287-295 2016
This pilot study identified and provided initial exploration into the notion that the presence of children can increase or amplify the emotional significance of encounters with white-tailed deer. Qualitative data demonstrated that Northern Illinois natural area decision makers found deer encounters to be more memorable when simultaneously sharing space with children. The theoretical frame was informed by Experiential Learning Theory and the Theory of Emotional Memory. Implications for environmental education practice and research are discussed.
Descriptors: Animals, Experiential Learning, Environmental Education, Emotional Response, Qualitative Research, Decision Making, Children, Wildlife, Administrator Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Sampling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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