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ERIC Number: EJ784995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Short-Term Effects of Field Programme on Students' Knowledge and Attitude toward Biology: A Slovak Experience
Prokop, Pavol; Tuncer, Gaye; Kvasnicak, Radoslav
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v16 n3 p247-255 Jun 2007
Field trips are ideal for increasing students' experience and perceptions of various organisms and their relationship between the original habitat. However, in general field trips are greatly neglected by teachers and their short-term effects are thought to be questionable. Therefore, we conducted a one-day field trip for both improving students' knowledge in ecology and for examining short-term effects. Based on the results of the research conducted 3 days after the trip, we found a significant and positive increase in students' attitudes toward biology, natural environment outside and future career in biology. Moreover, students displayed a better understanding of ecology concepts like ecosystems and food webs. However, no similar pattern was observed for the control group experienced only traditional biology settings. Thus, this study is unique showing significant short-term effects of a field trip on students' attitude and knowledge toward biology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovakia