Experiential Environmental Learning: A Case Study of Innovative Pedagogy in Baja Sur, Mexico

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194667
Title:
Experiential Environmental Learning: A Case Study of Innovative Pedagogy in Baja Sur, Mexico
Author:
Schneller, Andrew Jon
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This mixed methods case study describes an innovative two-semester middle school environmental learning course that departs from traditional Mexican expository pedagogy through the incorporation of experiential and service learning. This research takes place in a small middle school in Pescadero, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The research approach utilized in the study adds to the handful of studies in this cross-disciplinary field by employing quantitative methodologies to measure course outcomes on student environmental knowledge, perceptions, and actions, while simultaneously qualitatively describing the behavioral, educational, environmental, and social experiences of students. This research employs Dewey's theories of experience -- as well as those of more contemporary authenticity theorists -- in order to identify the philosophies that advocate incorporating experiential pedagogy within the curriculum. Implications for Mexican educational policy, practical pedagogical applications, and theory are discussed.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Baja Mexico; Sea Turtles; Service Learning; Environmental Education; Experiential Education; Intergenerational Learning
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Teaching & Teacher Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Arenas, Alberto
Committee Chair:
Arenas, Alberto

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleExperiential Environmental Learning: A Case Study of Innovative Pedagogy in Baja Sur, Mexicoen_US
dc.creatorSchneller, Andrew Jonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchneller, Andrew Jonen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis mixed methods case study describes an innovative two-semester middle school environmental learning course that departs from traditional Mexican expository pedagogy through the incorporation of experiential and service learning. This research takes place in a small middle school in Pescadero, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The research approach utilized in the study adds to the handful of studies in this cross-disciplinary field by employing quantitative methodologies to measure course outcomes on student environmental knowledge, perceptions, and actions, while simultaneously qualitatively describing the behavioral, educational, environmental, and social experiences of students. This research employs Dewey's theories of experience -- as well as those of more contemporary authenticity theorists -- in order to identify the philosophies that advocate incorporating experiential pedagogy within the curriculum. Implications for Mexican educational policy, practical pedagogical applications, and theory are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectBaja Mexicoen_US
dc.subjectSea Turtlesen_US
dc.subjectService Learningen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Educationen_US
dc.subjectExperiential Educationen_US
dc.subjectIntergenerational Learningen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTeaching & Teacher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorArenas, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.chairArenas, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDoyle, Walteren_US
dc.identifier.proquest2589en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748520en_US
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