ERIC Number: EJ1132954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Video as a Tool to Increase Understanding and Support for the Endangered Species Act
Kleinhenz, Peter N.; Parker, Michael S.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n1 p41-55 2017
Research into the effectiveness of video as a tool to educate students about environmental issues and cause a change in their attitudes toward them in a classroom setting is limited. We sought to add to this sparse body of research. We created three videos that showcased a species in a different stage of protection under the Endangered Species Act. Each video focused on a different species and employed different strategies to deliver content to the students who viewed them. The videos were screened to students in six classes. Data was collected via preassessments and postassessments from 140 students and analyzed using Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed Ranks test. Each video significantly increased student content understanding and one video, "The Champion Chub," improved student attitudes toward the Endangered Species Act. The study provides additional support for the effectiveness of video content as an environmental education tool.
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Federal Legislation, Wildlife, Pretests Posttests, Knowledge Level, Attitude Change, Grade 10, Behavior Change, High School Students, Program Effectiveness, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon