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A study of the influence of particular teaching methods in conservation education on knowledge retention and attitude change

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dc.contributor.advisor Ferreira, J.G. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.author Kilian, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-12T08:28:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-12T08:28:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.date.submitted 2011-11
dc.identifier.citation Kilian, Heidi (2011) A study of the influence of particular teaching methods in conservation education on knowledge retention and attitude change, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5797> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5797
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on the influence of particular teaching strategies that can be used in Environmental Education (EE) and examines how specific methods influence knowledge retention and attitude change. The aim of the study is to compare the 'traditional' lecture style method where learners are passive, with cooperative learning to determine their influence on learners’ knowledge retention and attitude towards marine conservation. Both methods can be considered effective teaching methods to increase knowledge retention and induce a positive change in environmental attitudes. However, this study suggests that the teaching method used in a particular school could influence the learning outcomes of the EE programme because of pre-existing abilities, skills the learners may have and context to which the learners are exposed. In conclusion, when offering an EE programme, for the programme to be successful one would need to determine which method of teaching is practised within schools and then ensure that the same method is used. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 95 leaves) : col. ill.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Teaching strategies en
dc.subject Knowledge retention en
dc.subject Attitude change en
dc.subject Marine environment en
dc.subject Environmental education en
dc.subject Teaching methods
dc.subject Attitude change
dc.subject Learning
dc.subject Cooperative learning
dc.subject Lecture-style method
dc.subject Prepost tests
dc.subject.ddc 372.357044
dc.subject.lcsh Conservation of natural resources -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- South Africa -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental education -- South Africa -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Learning -- South Africa -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Memory -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh School children -- South Africa -- Attitudes
dc.title A study of the influence of particular teaching methods in conservation education on knowledge retention and attitude change en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Teacher Education
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Environmental Education))


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