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ERIC Number: EJ914762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Towards an Environmental Education without Scientific Knowledge: An Attempt to Create an Action Model Based on Children's Experiences, Emotions and Perceptions about Their Environment
Tsevreni, I.
Environmental Education Research, v17 n1 p53-67 Feb 2011
The paper presents an alternative approach to environmental education which focuses on children's ideas and action rather than scientific knowledge. The approach is based on children's willingness and ability to act and participate in their community and environment. The paper contributes to the development of an alternative pedagogical proposition for environmental education that is inspired by critical education. The proposed action model has emerged from a one-year qualitative, participatory research in a pilot primary school in Athens, with the active engagement of 60 children, aged 9-12. The action model describes a path from denial of action to willingness for action. It can be used to encourage children to become involved in their environment and community and to feel strong and confident to act. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece