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Kaasinen, Arja – Education Sciences, 2019
Limited awareness about nature and its species can have a negative influence on children's relationship to nature. Plant species recognition and outdoor education are perhaps the easiest way to approach nature relationships and increase knowledge. Unfortunately, it has been shown that people do not recognize plant species very well. This…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Identification, Age Differences, Elementary School Students
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Mustola, Marleena – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
The hierarchical human-centric paradigm has been criticized by various movements of posthuman philosophy because this paradigm forgets and dismisses nonhuman beings and entities: animals, nature, objects, and technology. When I developed a course called 'Education and Adaptations of Animal Studies' for university students in 2015, I learned two…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Animals, Ethics
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Sharma, Ramesh C., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
New tools and technologies are being developed to cater to the e-learning triangle of content, technology, and services. These developments (in technology, needs of students, emergence of new modes of education like MOOCs or flipped classrooms, etc.) have resulted in a change in the approach to teaching. "Innovative Applications of Online…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Instructional Design
Wolff, Susan J. – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2003
The purpose of the study was to (a) determine the design features of the physical learning environment that support collaborative, project-based learning, and (b) to gain an understanding of the rationale for the selection of the features. The literature review indicated a need for changing learning expectations to prepare learners for rapidly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Active Learning, Educational Environment