Enhancing students'environmental awareness

Gulcan Cetin, Seda Hilal Nisanci
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The study aimed to examine the effects of the instruction methods in the new Biology curriculum on ninth grade students' environmental awareness. The sample included 91 ninth grade students in a high school in Balikesir. Environmental Awareness Questionnaire was administered to all students as pretest and posttest. While the experimental group received the instruction methods used in the new Biology curriculum, the control group was taught by the traditional instruction methods. Observations
more » ... e made during the five-week treatment. Ten students in the experimental group were interviewed. The findings revealed that the instruction methods used in the new Biology curriculum were more effective in enhancing the ninth grade students' environmental awareness than the traditional methods did.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.993 fatcat:zx2t3kgftzf2rnmeqzlgewc47e