DETERMINING THE STUDENTS’ VIEWS TOWARDS THE LEARNING STATIONS DEVELOPED FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

TitleDETERMINING THE STUDENTS’ VIEWS TOWARDS THE LEARNING STATIONS DEVELOPED FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGerçek, C, Özcan, Ö
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume69
Start Page29-36
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedFebruary/2016
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1199764
Keywordsenvironment education, learning station, out of school learning, recycling
Abstract

This study aims to increase awareness in students in relation to environmental consciousness. Therefore, the prepared presentations and the adapted learning stations were used to create awareness of students in the out-of-the-school learning environment supported by the municipality of a county in Ankara the capital city of Turkey. Learning stations serve to people’s individual study. The basic goal here is to develop higher order skills and to make sure that students work in stations according to their abilities in a pre-determined order. The study group was composed of volunteering 15 fifth graders of a private school in Ankara. Firstly, the content to be applied in the study was developed. Prior to the application, a readiness presentation was made so as to raise students’ interest and awareness in terms of the importance of waste and recycling the waste. As a conclusion of the current study, it may be said that students’ interest in and awareness of the environment and collecting the waste developed. Enlarging this pilot project and applying it to bigger groups is important in terms of the success of the educational activities for separating the waste and in terms of the durability of the relevant behavior.

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