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ERIC Number: EJ882708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
The Draw-an-Environment Test Rubric (DAET-R): Exploring Pre-Service Teachers' Mental Models of the Environment
Moseley, Christine; Desjean-Perrotta, Blanche; Utley, Julianna
Environmental Education Research, v16 n2 p189-208 Apr 2010
The use of drawings as representations of personal mental models or images is one method of analyzing personal beliefs. This article discusses the development of the Draw-An-Environment Test and Rubric (DAET-R) for assessing the mental models or images of the environment held by pre-service teachers. It also provides results of preliminary research using the DAET-R to assess pre-service teachers' personal beliefs and understandings about the environment, as interpreted from their drawings. Results of this pilot study using the DAET-R for scoring early childhood pre-service teachers' drawings of the environment suggest that the participants' mental models of the environment are incomplete. Results of this study also show that the DAET-R can provide information about pre-service teachers' beliefs about the environment useful to teacher educators in the development and delivery of environmental education. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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