Factors influencing young people's conceptions of environment

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dc.contributor.author Reid, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Loughland, A. F en_US
dc.contributor.author Petocz, P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Walker, K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:35:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:35:39Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2003001199 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Loughland, A. et al. 2007 'Factors influencing young people's conceptions of environment', Environmental Education Research, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 265-282. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1350-4622 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4902
dc.description.abstract Environmental education in schools is an important strategy in achieving environmental protection and improvement. However, it needs to be based on children’s understandings of environment rather than on assumptions of what children know and believe. In a previous article (Loughland et al., 2002), we reported on a research project where school children’s responses to an open-ended statement ‘I think the term/word environment means …’ were analysed using the qualitative research method of phenomenography. An important qualitative difference was found between conceptions that treat the environment as a relation and those that treat it as an object. In this article, we examine statistically the factors that incline students to a ‘relation’ rather than an ‘object’ conception of environment. We argue that development of the former would seem to be an important aim of environmental education, and indicate how this may be achieved. en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science Inc en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2006.10.052 en_US
dc.title Factors influencing young people's conceptions of environment en_US
dc.parent Environmental Education Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation NY, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 265 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 282 en_US
dc.cauo.name Information Technology en_US

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