Nature Buddies: Students Leading Students in a Nature Inquiry
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This case study explores how a weekly, interdisciplinary, school-based Nature Buddies program influences grade seven students’ ideas about leadership, kindergarten students’ response to place- based learning and teachers’ perspectives on integrating environmental education into curricula. By studying the impacts of learning and leading in the local natural environment, this research contributes to place-based, student-directed learning through leadership. Results are based on qualitative data collection through focus groups with students, student journals and work, teacher and student interviews, and teacher/researcher journal reflections. It was found that an interdisciplinary approach to environmental education with a leadership component positively impacted the motivation of learners; allowed new relationships to form with self, others and nature; created a shift in the control and flow of learning; and highlighted the need for time for appropriate implementation. Suggestions to improve environmental education in the urban public school context are discussed.
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Schauplatz der Natur und Kuenste, in vier sprachen, deutsch, lateinisch, franzoesisch, und italienisch, N.9. [An exhibition of Art and Nature, in four languages, German, Latin, French, and Italian, N.9] Unknown author (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1782)Copper engraving of a sturgeon with accompanying text in four languages.
Jahrmargt, K. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1890)Woodcut engraving of an eagle with its catch of a sturgeon, and another large bird flying overhead.
Klassen, Michael (2010-02-09)Only a few decades ago, people spent considerably more time engaged in outdoor activities, fostering connections with the natural environment. Currently, many people regard themselves as separate from the natural world ...