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Learning biology and mathematics outdoors: effects and attitudes in a Swedish high school context
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Contributor(s):: Emilia Fagerstam, Jonas Blom
This research suggests that learning biology in an outdoor environment has a positive cognitive and affective impact on 13–15-year-old, Swedish high school pupils. Eighty-five pupils in four classes participated in a quasi-experimental design. Half the pupils, taking a biology course in...
High school teachers' experience of the educational potential of outdoor teaching and learning
Contributor(s):: Emilia Fägerstam
This is a longitudinal case study where teachers from different disciplines were interviewed before and after an outdoor teaching project in a Swedish junior high school. The school grounds were used regularly as an area for teaching and learning in different subjects. The purpose of this study...
Horse whispering in high school : developing teacher savvy
Contributor(s):: Daryl Wayne Drew
Disconnection in teacher-student relationships caused by the alienating processes and goals of the public school system is the most pressing challenge facing high school teachers today. Disrupting this disconnection and subverting the forces that produce it are the primary goals of the savvy...
Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program
Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William
The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...
An educator's guide to the new science of human-animal interaction
Contributor(s):: Jones, B. A., Katcher, A. H., Beck, A. M.