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University of Manitoba

1. Bueddefeld, Jill. Exploring the role of post-visit action resources in free-choice environmental learning: Translating environmental knowledge into sustainable action.

Degree: Kinesiology and Recreation Management, 2014, University of Manitoba

The purpose of this research was to explore how post-visit action resources, such as printed handouts and email updates, impact environmental free-choice learning and sustainable behaviour after a visit to an environmental free-choice learning centre. Free-choice learning, which occurs in places like zoos, is an increasingly popular and effective experience to communicate environmental sustainability and climate change issues to the public. This research specifically explored how post-visit resources provided after a visit to the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre in Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo in Manitoba, Canada affected environmental learning and sustainable behaviour change over a two-month period. Questionnaire and personal meaning mapping interview responses revealed that post-visit resources can be an effective way to improve environmental learning, increase awareness, and encourage some sustainable behaviour change. The implications for environmental free-choice learning experiences are discussed and recommendations for future practices explained. Advisors/Committee Members: Van Winkle, Christine (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) (supervisor), Johnson, Amanda (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Hallman, Bonnie (Environment and Geography) (examiningcommittee).

Subjects/Keywords: Post-visit action resources; Free-choice learning; Sustainable behaviour change; Personal meaning mapping

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APA (6th Edition):

Bueddefeld, J. (2014). Exploring the role of post-visit action resources in free-choice environmental learning: Translating environmental knowledge into sustainable action. (Masters Thesis). University of Manitoba. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23883

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Bueddefeld, Jill. “Exploring the role of post-visit action resources in free-choice environmental learning: Translating environmental knowledge into sustainable action.” 2014. Masters Thesis, University of Manitoba. Accessed October 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23883.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Bueddefeld, Jill. “Exploring the role of post-visit action resources in free-choice environmental learning: Translating environmental knowledge into sustainable action.” 2014. Web. 22 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Bueddefeld J. Exploring the role of post-visit action resources in free-choice environmental learning: Translating environmental knowledge into sustainable action. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Manitoba; 2014. [cited 2019 Oct 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23883.

Council of Science Editors:

Bueddefeld J. Exploring the role of post-visit action resources in free-choice environmental learning: Translating environmental knowledge into sustainable action. [Masters Thesis]. University of Manitoba; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23883


Curtin University of Technology

2. Evans, Rosemary Sian. The effect of the Kids’ Science State Professional Development Program on the promotion of scientific literacy .

Degree: 2008, Curtin University of Technology

This thesis reports a longitudinal study of the impact of the Kids’ Science Stateprofessional development program in primary schools to address the issues involvedin promoting and sustaining a scientifically literate society. The Kids’ Science Stateinitiative in Western Australia is a partnership between Scitech Discovery Centre inPerth and Rio Tinto through the Rio Tinto Western Australia Future Fund. The Kids’Science State initiative is based on the premise that scientific literacy is essential to theeconomic sustainability of Western Australia, with science education the medium foreconomic development. One of the services that the Kids’ Science State offers is a professional development program in science.The research reported in this thesis investigated the contribution of the Kids’Science State professional development program to improving primary schoolteachers’ confidence, pedagogical skills and knowledge, allowing them to plan anddeliver effective science programs that enabled the development of the skills of scientific literacy in primary school students.A mixed-method approach was used in this research. Firstly, PersonalMeaning Mapping (an interview-based technique) was employed to investigate theunderstanding of the term “scientific literacy” among primary school teachers, highschool teachers and the general public. This section of the research provided aframework about people’s perceptions of scientific literacy with which to comparethe views of a smaller sample of primary school teachers in three case study schools that were the main focus of the research.Secondly, research in the three case study schools, Fenchurch, Winchesterand Knightsbridge Primary Schools, provided information about the longer-termimpact of the professional development workshops on teachers. Data were collectedby observation of the professional development workshops, interviews withPrincipals and teachers in the case study schools, surveys of teachers, and intensiveobservation of the classes of a total of five teachers, with a focus on theirunderstanding of scientific literacy, pedagogical skills, knowledge and confidence inteaching science. Additional information from surveys and interviews with the students in the case study classes were also used to inform the research.Personal Meaning Mapping interviews were used in this research to explorepeople’s understanding of scientific literacy and to compare these understanding tothe definition of scientific literacy used in the study. This research found that onlycertain aspects of scientific literacy were understood and that the concept ofscientific literacy must be clearly understood by teachers for it to be successfullyincorporated into a working curriculum. Professional development programs need toassist teachers to incorporate scientific literacy into their regular teaching programby providing opportunities to practice all aspects of scientific literacy. Further,professional development programs should endeavour to increase teachers’confidence and expose teachers to science content…

Subjects/Keywords: primary schools; professional development workshops; Kids' Science State Professional Development Program; Personal Meaning Mapping interviews; scientific literacy; teachers

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APA (6th Edition):

Evans, R. S. (2008). The effect of the Kids’ Science State Professional Development Program on the promotion of scientific literacy . (Thesis). Curtin University of Technology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/54

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Evans, Rosemary Sian. “The effect of the Kids’ Science State Professional Development Program on the promotion of scientific literacy .” 2008. Thesis, Curtin University of Technology. Accessed October 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/54.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Evans, Rosemary Sian. “The effect of the Kids’ Science State Professional Development Program on the promotion of scientific literacy .” 2008. Web. 22 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Evans RS. The effect of the Kids’ Science State Professional Development Program on the promotion of scientific literacy . [Internet] [Thesis]. Curtin University of Technology; 2008. [cited 2019 Oct 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/54.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Evans RS. The effect of the Kids’ Science State Professional Development Program on the promotion of scientific literacy . [Thesis]. Curtin University of Technology; 2008. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/54

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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