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Roe, Katie; McConney, Andrew – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Zoo visitors go to see animals, but are they there to learn? This mixed-methods study examines visitor learning from both zoos' and visitors' perspectives using qualitative and quantitative data. Five hundred and forty zoo visitor interviews from nine case studies provide insight into visitor intentions, which indicate that the majority of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Recreational Facilities, Informal Education, Animals
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Garde Sánchez, Raquel; Rodríguez Bolívar, Manuel Pedro; López-Hernández, Antonio M. – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Public and private universities tasked with incorporating principles of social responsibility (SR) into their activities face the multiple challenges of addressing expectations of diverse stakeholders, establishing mechanisms for dialogue, and achieving greater information transparency. This article has two goals: first, to analyze whether SR has…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Social Responsibility, School Responsibility
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Pearson, Elissa; Dorrian, Jillian; Litchfield, Carla – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Many animals are currently facing extinction. Conservation education which highlights the impacts of our behaviour on other species survival is crucial. This study provides evidence for the use of visual media to increase knowledge, attitudes and conservation behaviours regarding the highly endangered orangutan. University students (n = 126) were…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Conservation Education, Visual Aids, Animals