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ERIC Number: EJ1177058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
Community-Based Instructional Strategies, School Location, and Primary School Pupils' Environmental Knowledge
Ajitoni, Sunday Olukayode; Gbadamosi, Tolulope Victoria
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v19 n2 p22-32 2015
The environmental issues we face as individuals and as a society are pervasive and ingrained in our cultural ways of being so that we can no longer look to science and technology to solve these problems alone. Instead, educators have been charged with providing students with environmental education through community-based service learning and educational trips. This study investigated the effects of these two community-based instructional modes relative to traditional instruction and any moderating effect of school location on primary school pupils' environmental knowledge in Oyo Metropolis, Nigeria. The study adopted a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design. The Environmental Knowledge Test was used to elicit responses from 264 primary-5 pupils across 12 schools. There was a significant main effect of instruction on pupils' environmental knowledge and significant interaction effect of treatment and school location. This suggests that curriculum developers and planners should promote service learning and educational trips for effective teaching and learning of social studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A