Effect of designed environmental education lectures on environmental attitudes of primary school students

Yıldırım, Nuray
This study aims to measure the effect of designed environmental education lectures that is based on general environmental problems on primary school students’ attitudes toward environment. The participants of this study obtained from a governmental school in Yüzüncü Yıl districts of Ankara and consists of 51 (18 fourth grade and 33 fifth grade) students. In the study that is held in 2006-2007 education year students implemented to environmental education lectures for one month. The lectures included the “sustainable development” and “ecological footprint” concept, as well as the general environmental problems, their reasons and recycling as solution for reducing environmental problems, and student-centered teaching methods such as discussion, role playing, cooperative learning and questioning were used during the lectures in addition to the traditional teaching method. The data concerning the effect of the lectures was obtained by the environmental attitude questionnaire implemented to the students before and after the treatment as pre-test and post-test. Independent sample t-test and paired sample t-test were conducted for data analysis and the result of the study indicated that environmental education lectures increased the environmental attitudes of the students.


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Citation Formats
N. Yıldırım, “Effect of designed environmental education lectures on environmental attitudes of primary school students,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2008.