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Genc, Murat; Genc, Tulin; Rasgele, Pinar Goc – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of nature-based education on the attitudes of 7th grade students towards the environment and living organisms as well as to assess the affective tendency of this education on the students. The study was carried out with 30 7th grade students at an elementary school. For this purpose, scales…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes, Grade 7
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Yang, Daihu – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
Geographical education has been primarily centering on curriculum, teaching and learning, research about the images that students perceive of the geographer is under presented. Missing out on such research is akin to losing a piece integral to a whole mosaic pattern. Drawing on previous approach, this study explored students' images of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing
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Kuisma, Merja – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
This study aimed at modifying a teaching and learning model for a geographic inquiry to enhance both the subject-related skills of geography and so-called twenty-first century skills in middle-school students (14-15 years old). The purpose of this research is to extend our understanding of the user experiences concerning certain tools for learning…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Geography
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Puttick, Steven; Paramore, John; Gee, Nick – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
Research on trainee teachers' conceptions of geography has criticised their views for being limited, and failing to appreciate the breadth or depth of geography. A body of research in this area has developed over the past two decades, producing well-established classifications through which to analyse conceptions of geography. This contribution…
Descriptors: Geography, Preservice Teachers, Critical Theory, Undergraduate Students
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Emiru, Tegegne Sishaw; Waktola, Daniel Kassahun – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
The study aims to complement the current debate on the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement by accounting for the youth's environmental awareness and commitment in developed and developing countries. A survey questionnaire, based on 200 higher education students in Ethiopia and the U.S.A., is used to assess the knowledge and awareness of current…
Descriptors: College Students, Climate, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level
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Benninghaus, Jens Christian; Kremer, Kerstin; Sprenger, Sandra – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
Due to global water consumption and an intensification of the resulting consequences there is a need for education regarding sustainable water consumption. Regarding Education for Sustainable Development, the ongoing water use of the industrialized countries needs to be discussed in the classrooms. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to present…
Descriptors: High School Students, Questionnaires, Water, Global Approach
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Karpudewan, Mageswary; Mohd Ali Khan, Nur Sabrina – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
Climate change is one of the most important environmental issues affecting our society today and we need to educate the citizens about the impact on human lives. An attempt was made to integrate experiential-based climate change education into the teaching and learning of secondary school Biology lessons on the topic of "Endangered…
Descriptors: Climate, Experiential Learning, Environmental Education, Student Attitudes
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Hermans, Mikaela; Korhonen, Johan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to examine Finnish ninth graders' attitudes towards the consequences of climate change, their views on climate change mitigation and the impact of a set of selected predictors on their willingness to act in climate change mitigation. Students (N = 549) from 11 secondary schools participated in the questionnaire-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Student Attitudes
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Jackson, Liz; Pang, Ming-Fai – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
Though there has been an increased focus on climate change in Hong Kong's educational policy and curriculum over the last decade, little is known about the impact of curricular implementation on young people's environmental and climate change-related views, attitudes, awareness, or behaviors. This paper examines the state of climate change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa; Lewthwaite, Brian – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
There are ongoing calls for research that identifies students' conceptions about geographical phenomena. In response, this study investigates junior secondary school students' (N = 95) conceptions about plate tectonics. Student response data was generated from semi-structured interviews-about-instances and a two-tiered multiple-choice test…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Plate Tectonics, Geography Instruction, Concept Formation
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Saribas, Deniz; Kucuk, Zerrin Doganca; Ertepinar, Hamide – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This study aims to investigate effects of a treatment implemented in an environmental education course on pre-service elementary teachers' environmental literacy and self-efficacy beliefs. During the course, 58 participants were informed about basic concepts of ecology, went to climate change exhibition, and prepared presentations and reflections…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Self Efficacy, Pretests Posttests, Preservice Teachers
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Seow, Tricia – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
This study draws upon a Foucauldian notion of discourse to explore how four pre-service geography teachers in Singapore made decisions about what geography is and how to enact their understandings of geography in their classrooms. This analysis of discursive power is particularly relevant to Singapore because of the high level of state control…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Discourse Analysis, Concept Mapping
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Cheung, Lewis Ting On; Fok, Lincoln; Gou, Gloria Rui – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
The Hong Kong education system has undergone a dramatic change in its secondary and tertiary level of education. A single public examination for senior secondary education namely Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) was adopted to replace two previously used examinations in 2012. As a result, all higher education institutes in Hong…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education
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Seow, Tricia; Ho, Li-Ching – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
This qualitative study examines what four pre-service and six practicing geography educators in Singapore schools believe to be the purpose of climate change education, and how this intersects with their beliefs about student readiness to handle controversy within climate change education. A key finding of this study indicates that the teachers'…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Geography Instruction
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Tuncer, Gaye; Sahin, Elvan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
Our research question concerned how life stories shape university students' understanding of the sustainable use of natural resources. We searched for an answer for this question by listening to the life stories of nine students from a public university in Turkey. The difference between this research and former work is that we were not concerned…
Descriptors: College Students, Natural Resources, Family Role, Student Attitudes
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