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ERIC Number: EJ915006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Spanish Secondary School Students' Notions on the Causes and Consequences of Climate Change
Punter, Pilar; Ochando-Pardo, Montserrat; Garcia, Javier
International Journal of Science Education, v33 n3 p447-464 Feb 2011
This paper is part of an extensive study of secondary school students' preconceived ideas about climate change. Here, we undertake a survey in the province of Valencia (Spain) to ascertain secondary school students' notions of the causes and consequences of climate change. Results show, among other things, that students clearly relate the misuse of motor vehicles and factory emissions to the problem. However, the obvious correlation with household energy use is not observed. The usual confusion with other environmental problems, such as the hole in the ozone layer, as described in previous studies, is also detected. Students know almost no greenhouse gases other than CO[subscript 2], while the socio-economic consequences of climate change are the least perceived. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain