ERIC Number: EJ744172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
High School Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Levels of Enjoyment of an Environmental Education Unit on Nonnative Plants
DiEnno, Cara Marie; Hilton, Sunita C.
Journal of Environmental Education, v37 n1 p13-25 Fall 2005
The authors applied constructivist learning theory to environmental education to explore knowledge gains, student attitudes, and engagement among high school students exposed to a week-long unit on nonnative plant species. The authors compared constructivist and traditional teaching methods. Each class was given a pretest and a posttest. The constructivist group significantly increased knowledge scores and attitudes, whereas the traditional group did not. The 2 groups did not differ significantly on engagement. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education, Plants (Botany), Constructivism (Learning), Student Participation, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Pretests Posttests, Knowledge Level
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Education Level: High Schools
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