Modern portable technology in environmental education as part of formal curriculum teaching

Heinonen, Paavo (2015) Modern portable technology in environmental education as part of formal curriculum teaching. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

This thesis deals with increased use of mobile screen technology in freetime and schools, as well as people’s alienation from the natural environment and its effect on learning and human development. The aim of this research was to explore technology integration in formal teaching and its affordances for environmental education. By qualitative research methods, the study focused on Finnish and Australian teachers’ and educators’ viewpoints of technology integration into teaching. The findings underline that the issue is not only the use of mobile technology, but to know how to use the devices for better education. Both students and teachers have positive attitude towards screen technology in schools and it increases student’s motivation in learning and engagement in the subject. Technology integrative learning activities result to student-centred, collaborative and self-initiative learning. The results declare that the mobile technology hold a large unused potential for effective learning and provides a tool for connecting students with nature, but also emphasize the teachers need for more education to use the technology for learning.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Dissertation presented in part fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Arts in Outdoor and Experiential Learning, University of Cumbria, July 2015.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 14:29
Last Modified: 25 May 2018 06:59
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3852

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