International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2019, Vol. 15(5) 119-130

Students' Views on the Ethnobotany-Based Nature Education Program and Their Attitudes towards the Plant

Gulbin Ozkan & Unsal Umdu Topsakal

pp. 119 - 130   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1905-02-0001

Published online: October 16, 2019  |   Number of Views: 111  |  Number of Download: 599


The aim of this research is to determine Students' Views on the ethnobotany-Based Nature Education Program and the impact this program makes on their attitudes towards the plant. The research was conducted on 7th-grade students in a state school in İstanbul. 15 ethnobotany based activities were performed throughout Nature Education. The data collection tools were: an activity evaluation form composed of open-ended questions and conducted at the end of each activity, a Plant Attitude Questionnaire conducted both before and after the implementation and semi-structured student interviews (n=5) performed at the end of the implementation. The answers students gave on the evaluation form and in interviews were analyzed qualitatively in order to determine their views on the activities. The themes formed as a result of data analysis were demonstrated within the tables. The data collected through the Plant Attitude Questionnaire were analyzed quantitatively. At the end of the research, it was found out that most of the students have positive views on ethnobotanic based activities. Moreover, it was revealed that students’ scores of the attitudes towards the plant demonstrated a meaningful change throughout the study. The data collected with the help of the research were discussed and some suggestions were presented.

Keywords: Nature education, middle school students, plants, attitude

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ozkan, G. & Topsakal, U.U. (2019). Students' Views on the Ethnobotany-Based Nature Education Program and Their Attitudes towards the Plant . International Journal of Progressive Education, 15(5), 119-130. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2019.212.9

Ozkan, G. and Topsakal, U. (2019). Students' Views on the Ethnobotany-Based Nature Education Program and Their Attitudes towards the Plant . International Journal of Progressive Education, 15(5), pp. 119-130.

Chicago 16th edition
Ozkan, Gulbin and Unsal Umdu Topsakal (2019). "Students' Views on the Ethnobotany-Based Nature Education Program and Their Attitudes towards the Plant ". International Journal of Progressive Education 15 (5):119-130. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2019.212.9.

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