Adult conceptions of the environment: an analysis of a formal curriculum in Environmental Education

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Morphet, Tony en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Winter, Kevin en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Reddy, Shaada en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-28T14:42:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-28T14:42:27Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Reddy, S. 1996. Adult conceptions of the environment: an analysis of a formal curriculum in Environmental Education. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18323
dc.description.abstract This research reports on an evaluation of conceptions of the environment held by a group of students at the University of Cape Town. This group of students were all registered for the degree of Bachelor of Education, and included in their curricula the elective in Environmental Education. The research attempts to describe the constructivist approach as implemented in the course in Environmental Education over a prescribed period, and to explore the impact of such an approach on student conceptions. The research was conducted primarily through the use of two questionnaires together with unstructured interviews. The results of the questionnaires and interviews were used to assess both qualitatively and quantitatively the development of student conceptions of the environment. The first questionnaire was administered early on in the course, while the second was administered towards the end of the course. In this way it was possible to make a comparative study of the responses. The results indicate that the course contributed to some shift in student conceptions of the environment, and that it contributed also towards the development of environmental attitudes, values and behaviour. The work concludes with suggestions for developing aspects of the course design, in the light of insights gained by this research. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Adult Education en_ZA
dc.subject.other Environmental Education en_ZA
dc.title Adult conceptions of the environment: an analysis of a formal curriculum in Environmental Education en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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