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ERIC Number: EJ937404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Project-Based Learning: A Student Investigation of the Turtle Trade in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Cheung, Sze Man; Chow, Alex T.
Journal of Biological Education, v45 n2 p68-76 2011
This article describes a survey conducted by 20 university students in Guangzhou, China since January 2008 on the live turtle trade in markets. Lectures on the Asian turtle conservation problem, turtle identification skills and survey techniques were given to the students before on-site surveys. After guided observation with teachers, students implemented a regular monthly survey on their own. Publications in popular magazines, posters at professional conferences, and seminars in local schools were some follow-up activities. This experience fostered the concept of sustainable use of natural resources through contact with traders who sell endangered animals to make a living. Market surveys provide an economical and practical project-based learning experience. With minor adjustment, market surveys are a feasible learning experience for students in both developing and well-developed countries. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China