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ERIC Number: EJ801916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1467-6370
Learning about Environmental Issues: Postgraduate and Undergraduate Students' Interpretations of Environmental Contents in Education
Lundholm, Cecilia
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v6 n3 p242-253 2005
Purpose: To present results from a research project on postgraduate and undergraduate students' learning about environmental issues in education. Design/methodology/approach: Three cases were carried out with civil engineering students, biology students and postgraduate students. Discussions in classroom were tape-recorded, as well as discussions while working with assignments, and interviews were carried out. Findings: Shows how differently environmental issues can be interpreted, i.e. scientifically, existentially and politically, and the way values and emotions become an aspect of the learning process and reveal the students' difficulties in differentiating between values and descriptions of phenomena. This is analysed and explained in relation to the students' various projects that come into conflict in the educational setting. Practical implications: The paper can be of use to those who are engaged in environmental education and raises questions regarding the content of today's environmental education. Originality/value: Gives an insight into students' learning processes and experiences in environmental education and the difficulties they can experience when studying such a subject. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden