ERIC Number: EJ1193071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching in Nature? Naturally!
Borsos, Eva; Patocskai, Maria; Boric, Edita
Journal of Biological Education, v52 n4 p429-439 2018
Elementary school children spend less and less time outdoors in nature. In this way they will neither become familiar with plants and animals in their environment, nor will their environmental awareness develop. The solution for them would be to spend more quality time outdoors. In this work 170 teachers from Hungary and 170 teachers from Serbia shared their experiences and opinions about outdoor education. The aim was to determine whether they thought that outdoor classes were an effective method to bring pupils closer to nature. The research showed that teachers from both countries found teaching in a real environment vital but could not always implement it. They need help in the form of ideas, teaching programs and professional development courses to be confident and motivated to hold more outdoor classes.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Serbia; Hungary