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Secondary Advisor/Reader One
This study aims to find if food waste behavior can be changed through project-based learning. Food is a valuable resource that is being thrown into landfills; I question how we can change that? After compiling research on food waste, pro-environmental behavioral psychology, and project based learning I have constructed a theoretical framework that can be used to teach behavior change through project-based learning. The following were created to attain this goal: (a) a project unit plan, (b) assessments designed to evaluate students content knowledge on food waste, and (c) assessments designed to evaluate students pro-environmental behavior based on Blake, 1999. The findings indicate that using pro-environmental psychology as a basis for project-based learning provides a structure that allows the educator and the student to understand why the project is important, and allows students to discover and take action, which allows for long-term behavior change (Stern, 2000)
Curriculum, Motivation, Science, Teachers/ Teaching
Crawford, Patrick Cary, "Food Waste and Behavior Change Through Project-Based Learning" (2015). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 178.