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ERIC Number: EJ937423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Short-Term Environmental Education--Does It Work?--An Evaluation of the "Green Classroom"
Drissner, Jurgen; Haase, Hans-Martin; Hille, Katrin
Journal of Biological Education, v44 n4 p149-155 2010
The "Green Classroom" in Ulm is an experiential learning forum outside school. Its educational concept is based on experimental learning and is geared towards expanding biological knowledge and developing environmental attitudes regarding preservation and utilisation of nature. We assessed the environmental attitude of 92 students before and after they visited the "Green Classroom", and compared the answers they gave in their questionnaires with those of 100 students from a control group. Although the students spent only one morning in the "Green Classroom", attitudes towards utilization of nature improved after their visit but not towards preservation of nature. Moreover, students displayed greater intrinsic motivation towards learning about the animals than the control group. (Contains 2 tables and 1 graph.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany