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ERIC Number: EJ1176738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Utilizing Project-Based Learning to Increase Sustainability Attitudes among Students
Perrault, Evan K.; Albert, Cindy A.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v17 n2 p96-105 2018
Sustainability-related learning objectives in university curricula are becoming increasingly popular. While knowledge gain is usually a prevalent metric of success, this study assessed whether a project-based learning assignment could lead to attitudinal shifts in students regarding sustainability. After performing both primary (distributing/analyzing surveys, in-depth interviews) and secondary research, students constructed strategic communication campaign plans the campus sustainability client could implement. Students' (n = 28) attitudes toward sustainability (e.g., severity, susceptibility, self-efficacy, response-efficacy) were measured the first and last day of class. Analyses revealed significant positive shifts in all attitudes measured after project completion. Recommendations in implementing project-based learning activities are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey
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