Environmental education as a model for constructivist teaching

Elizabeth S. Klein, Eileen Merritt

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Current literature related to science instruction often includes a discussion of the philosophy of constructivism. The authors describe four main components of a constructivist science lesson or unit. A review of commonly used environmental education materials was conducted to look for these components. Parallels between teaching strategies used in environmental education and constructivist methods are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Environmental Science(all)


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