Children and Forest: an Analysis of Mental Maps of 4th Grade Pupils

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Jan Činčera

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The article presents a research that was conducted as a part of needs analysis for a planning modification of an environmental education program. It focuses on qualitative analysis of 4th grade pupils' interpretations. For data collection, mental mapping technique was used (N=106). The research showed inconsistencies in pupils' forest interpretation. Pupils negatively perceive human impact on forests but they also attribute a forest with mainly economical meaning. Pupils also do not understand a systemic nature of a forest and interpret it as a space filled by single entities.

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Činčera, J. (2012). Children and Forest: an Analysis of Mental Maps of 4th Grade Pupils. Envigogika, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.67
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