Environmental Education and Nature Schools in Denmark. A study of the role of nature schools in environmental education and environmental awareness rising among schoolchildren

Vlada Fuks

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

Environmental education is considered one of the most important long-term solutions to the environmental crisis. Informal or alternative approaches in environmental education become ever more important in motivating attitudinal change. The research subject of this project is nature interpretation for children in Denmark. We investigate how this institutionalized educational activity is integrated into the general education of children, and what is its role in environmental awareness rising among schoolchildren. We focus on possibilities and difficulties to improve cooperation between public and nature schools for better environmental education. On the basis of our empirical observations of nature school sessions, interviews with schoolteachers, and interviews with nature interpreters an attempt is made to answer the research problem, and final statement of the research with a few recommendations included is presented.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2004
VejlederePernille Almlund & Jesper Holm

Emneord

  • experiential learning
  • environmental education
  • tacit knowing
  • environmental awareness
  • nature interpretation
  • environmental consciousness
  • nature school
  • action competence