Capstone Project Title
As the state of our environment continues to worsen, it is important now more than ever that students become environmentally literate. Defined as an individual’s knowledge, attitude towards, and engagement with the environment, environmental literacy works to decrease environmental issues (Artun & Özsevgec, 2018). Although high school environmental science courses act as an introduction to environmental issues, they often lack experiences within the environment itself. Seeking to answer the research question: how can educational materials be used to integrate interactive, outdoor experiences into everyday classroom curricula, a unit of curriculum was developed for high school students enrolled in environmental science. Incorporating educational pedagogies such as place-based education, and developmentally appropriate practice, this curriculum uses Wiggins and McTighe’s theory of backwards research design to better connect students to their environment.
Doty, Haley, "Incorporating Interactive Outdoor Learning Into Everyday Curricula" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 799.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects