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ERIC Number: EJ1141425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Using Nonfiction Scientific Literature for Conservation Biology Education: The "Tigerland" Effect
Neff, Paula Kleintjes; Weiss, Nicole M.; Middlesworth, Laura; Wierich, Joseph; Beilke, Elizabeth; Lee, Jacqueline; Rohlinger, Spencer; Pletzer, Joshua
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n2 p71-83 2017
Despite the volume of research published and pedagogy practiced in conservation biology, there is little assessment of the effectiveness of pedagogical techniques for improving undergraduate conservation literacy and student engagement. We evaluated student responses (2009-2011) to reading "Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations" by Eric Dinerstein (2005) and found that the book effectively reinforced applied and theoretical concepts learned in class, improved vocabulary, and clarified student perceptions of the field and their potential careers. Our study suggests that reading of nonfiction scientific literature is a valuable option for engaging students in a more meaningful way than can be solely gained from reading required primary literature or textbooks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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