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Project Leader
Kelemen-Finan Julia, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Austrian mountaineering association, Austria.
Contact person: Wolfgang Schnabl;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Eder Renate, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Funded by
Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Landhausplatz 1, A-3109 St. Pölten, Austria
The project aims to investigate the influence of environmental education on the awarness and consciousness of natural values and biodiversity of school children.
In this pilot project we conduct and evaluate excursions into the local Natura 2000 site "Tullnerfelder Danube Floodplains" with pupils (aged 6-16) of the "Sonderpädagogisches Zentrum Stockerau", a school for children with special needs. The evaluation includes the following methods: Interviews with pupils and teachers before and after the field trips; Analysis and interpretation of drawings before and after; observation of the children´s behaviour during the excursions.
Based on the results we will develop recommendations for teachers and other environmental educationists onthe conception of environmental activities which are suitable to teach biodiversity to this special needs group.
Nature conservation (- research); empirical social research; children/youth research; countryside stuardship; didactics;
biodiversity; children and adolescents; nature conservation; pedagogics for special needs pupils; environmental education;
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