JOHNSON, Bruce and Jan ČINČERA. Development of the ecological concepts of energy flow and materials cycling in middle school students participating in earth education programs. Studies in Educational Evaluation, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2019, vol. 63, December, p. 94-101. ISSN 0191-491X. doi:10.1016/j.stueduc.2019.08.003.
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Original name Development of the ecological concepts of energy flow and materials cycling in middle school students participating in earth education programs
Authors JOHNSON, Bruce (840 United States of America, belonging to the institution) and Jan ČINČERA (203 Czechia, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Studies in Educational Evaluation, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 2019, 0191-491X.
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Original language English
Type of outcome article in a journal
Field of Study 50300 5.3 Education
Country of publisher Netherlands
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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Impact factor Impact factor: 1.983
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/19:00107587
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2019.08.003
UT WoS 000499736300010
Keywords in English Ecological concepts; Energy; Matter; Environmental education
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Abstract
This paper focuses on the development of understandings of the ecological concepts of energy flow and materials cycling of middle school students. It is based on a qualitative analysis of individual interviews with 6 students in an urban area of the southern US conducted every year over a 5-year period in 2004–2008, starting in grade 4 and finishing in grade 8. In addition to their formal education, all of the students participated in three outdoor earth education programs (Earthkeepers, Sunship Earth & Sunship III) over a 4-year period. Specifically, the study analyzed what misconceptions connected with energy and matter emerged and how students’ conceptual understanding developed over time. In addition, it discusses the possible effects of educational programs on participating students. The study demonstrates the non-linear process of conceptual change, constrained by a few persistent students’ misconceptions. The study also discusses potential implications for the practice of outdoor educational programs.
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GA18-15374S, research and development projectName: Posilování změn hodnot a chování prostřednictvím environmentální výchovy v přírodě (Acronym: RWL)
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Standard Projects
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