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ERIC Number: EJ897880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Impact of Some Environmental Education Outdoor Activities on Nigerian Primary School Pupils' Environmental Knowledge
Ajiboye, Josiah O.; Olatundun, Sunday Adekojo
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v9 n3 p149-158 2010
This study investigated the impact of outdoor educational activities on pupils' knowledge of some environmental issues and problems. A pretest, posttest, control group, quasi-experimental design was adopted for the study. Four hundred and eighty primary 5 pupils from 12 randomly selected primary schools in Ibadan, Nigeria, constituted the subjects for the study. The instrument used was an Environmental Knowledge Test (r= 0.86). Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of frequency counts, means and standard deviation, and inferential statistics of ANCOVA. Treatment had significant main effect on pupils' environmental knowledge (F[subscript (1,471)]= 137.37; p less than 0.05). Pupils exposed to outdoor educational activities with discussion performed better in knowledge ([X-bar] = 19.59; SD = 1.78). Outdoor educational activities with discussion proved more effective at improving pupils' knowledge of environmental issues and problems. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria