The methodology for evaluation of environmental education programmes for K-9 and secondary school pupils

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  • Jan Činčera

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https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.414

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evaluation, qualitative, quantitative, programme

Abstract

The methodology provides a comprehensive overview of instruments aimed for evaluation of environmental education programmes for older elementary school and secondary school school pupils. It discusses a concept of environmental literacy and it defines relevant variables for environmental education. It compares and discusses strategies for their quantitative and qualitative evaluation. Examples of evaluation research from Czech and abroad are provided.

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Author Biography

Jan Činčera

Technical University of Liberec, Department of Education and Psychology & Masaryk University Brno, Department of Environmental Studies.

The author focuses on theory, methodics and evaluation of environmental education and education for sustainable development. He cooperates with environmental education centres as a programme evaluator and consultant.

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Činčera, J. (2013). The methodology for evaluation of environmental education programmes for K-9 and secondary school pupils. Envigogika, 8(5). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.414

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