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ERIC Number: EJ866067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Introducing a Fifth Pedagogy: Experience-Based Strategies for Facilitating Learning in Natural Environments
Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan
Environmental Education Research, v15 n2 p243-262 Apr 2009
Educators have identified four categories of "productive pedagogies" that are considered to lead to authentic student engagement and learning in the classroom. This study was designed to explore and extend these pedagogies in the context of learning in natural environments, in particular, through the programmes of Queensland environmental education centres. In-depth interview and observation data were collected from students, classroom teachers and centre teachers who had participated in 12 environmental education programmes across Queensland, in order to identify the strategies that are most effective in facilitating learning in the natural environment. A fifth productive pedagogy category, "experience-based learning", is proposed. Experience-based learning is particularly important in addressing students' environmental attitudes and actions. The implications for the delivery of environmental education programmes both within and outside the classroom are discussed. (Contains 3 notes, 9 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia