Linking theory to practice.: A case study of pupils’ course work on freshwater pollution
2007 (English)In: International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, ISSN 1038-2046, E-ISSN 1747-7611, Vol. 16, no 1, 73-89 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The article discusses the study which examines the learning of five pupils aged 13-14 years old on freshwater pollution and related theoretical concepts. It devotes to fieldwork conducted at a polluted lake and other practical activities to promote the pupils' understanding of the central concepts in the study of freshwater pollution. Results indicate that the pupils do not seem to make the connection between the theoretical concepts and the practical context, however, they interpret the concepts within separate practical concepts. In addition, the study shows that contextualization is the main factor on pupil's difficulty in understanding theoretical concepts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 16, no 1, 73-89 p.
concept formation conceptual change contextualisation freshwater pollution practical activities theoretical concepts
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23003DOI: 2167/irg207.0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23003DiVA: diva2:189880
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13212006-11-162006-11-162011-02-07Bibliographically approved