ERIC Number: EJ1073157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Lens on Climate Change: Making Climate Meaningful through Student-Produced Videos
Gold, Anne U.; Oonk, David J.; Smith, Lesley; Boykoff, Maxwell T.; Osnes, Beth; Sullivan, Susan B.
Journal of Geography, v114 n6 p235-246 2015
Learning about climate change is tangible when it addresses impacts that can be observed close to home. In this program, sixty-four diverse middle and high school students produced videos about locally relevant climate change topics. Graduate and undergraduate students provided mentorship. The program engaged students in research and learning about climate change, and sparked their interest in science careers. Evaluation results showed that students were highly motivated by the experience, developed a genuine interest in their science topic, learned about the scientific process, and developed twenty-first century skills. The program provided a unique and authentic approach to science learning and communication.
Descriptors: Climate, Service Learning, Middle School Students, High School Students, Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Science Education, Science Careers, Video Technology, Environment, Program Descriptions, Student Motivation, Scientific Research, Active Learning, Place Based Education, Institutional Characteristics, Program Evaluation, Scripts, Models, Teaching Methods, Interviews, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado