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ERIC Number: EJ866761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Helping Young Students to Better Pose an Environmental Problem
Pruneau, Diane; Freiman, Viktor; Barbier, Pierre-Yves; Langis, Joanne
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v8 n2 p105-113 2009
Grade 3 students were asked to solve a sedimentation problem in a local river. With scientists, students explored many aspects of the problem and proposed solutions. Graphic representation tools were used to help students to better pose the problem. Using questionnaires and interviews, researchers observed students' capacity to pose the problem and their solutions before and after the use of the representation tools. Even if environmental problems are complex and ill-structured, the young students made progress toward more coherent representations and better solutions. Representation and problem-solving strategies to improve children's capacity to better pose a problem are suggested. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A