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ERIC Number: EJ744172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
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.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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