Evaluation of an excusion program in the Jizera Mountains on pro-environmental attitudes and values

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Jan Činčera

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This article presents an evaluation of a program provided by The Center for Environmental Education Jizerka. The first part describes the program’s goals and results of a precedent evaluation. In that, the program appeared to influence pupils’ knowledge of Jizera mountains and awareness of selected ecological concepts. Because the research suggested that pupils failed in formulating their own opinion on a topic, following research investigating the impact on forming proenvironmental attitudes was realized in 2011. The research was based on quasi-experimental pre/posttest design on the sample of 53 pupils. A standardized questionnaire TEQ used for evaluation of Earth education programs was applied. The research did not prove an impact of the program on any of investigated attitudes. In the last part, possible explanations and suggestions for program modifications are discussed.

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Činčera, J. (2011). Evaluation of an excusion program in the Jizera Mountains on pro-environmental attitudes and values. Envigogika, 6(3). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.64
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