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pp. 7318-7347 | Article Number: ijese.2016.551
Published Online: September 22, 2016
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The purpose of this study was, in line with the views of the students & teacher, to examine Environmental Education Modular Curriculum (EEMC) developed to give environmental education with a specific content. In the study, the case study method was used. The research sample was determined with the purposeful sampling method & made up of 23 7th grade students (12 male & 11 female) attending a secondary school in the city of Gümüşhane. During the application of EEMC in 11 weeks, the data were collected with Semi-Structured Interviews (SSI), Environmental Activities Evaluation Questionnaire (EAEQ), Environmental Education Self-evaluation Form (EESF) & the Constructive Learning Environment Questionnaire (CLEQ). The research data were analyzed with content analysis & frequencies, & the related categories & themes were formed. In the study, it was found that EEMC not only included a content which met the students’ needs & which allowed them to produce solutions to environmental problems but also had the quality of a dynamic modular curriculum
Keywords: Constructivist teaching; environmental education;modular curriculum; secondary school students
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