International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2010, Vol. 6(3) 26-37

A Participatory Action Research Study of Nature Education in Nature: Towards Community-based  Eco-pedagogy

Mustafa Yunus Eryaman, Sukran Yalcin-Ozdilek, Emel Okur, Zeynep Cetinkaya & Selcuk Uygun

pp. 26 - 37   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2010.003

Published online: October 15, 2010  |   Number of Views: 0  |  Number of Download: 19


Abstract

Contemporary nature education is exploring different ways to develop awareness for change and initiate action. Such educational activities  go  beyond  creating understanding and awareness in order to develop a sense  of  commitment  for  individual and collective action. This participatory action research study aimed to improve teachers’ sensitiveness towards nature, and to achieve environmental literacy and sustainability by inspiring community action and educational opportunities that support sustainable and thriving environments for a Community-based Eco-pedagogy. The study further explores the possibilities of helping the adults -through communication and collaboration with each other and their communities  to  re-  evaluate and discover the diversity and importance of their surrounding environment while utilizing pedagogical strategies which will involve the participants to  the  in- depth study of the nature, history, the culture, the traditional customs, and the natural environment.

Keywords: Eco-pedagogy, Participatory action research, Community


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Eryaman, M.Y., Yalcin-Ozdilek, S., Okur, E., Cetinkaya, Z. & Uygun, S. (2010). A Participatory Action Research Study of Nature Education in Nature: Towards Community-based  Eco-pedagogy . International Journal of Progressive Education, 6(3), 26-37.

Harvard
Eryaman, M., Yalcin-Ozdilek, S., Okur, E., Cetinkaya, Z. and Uygun, S. (2010). A Participatory Action Research Study of Nature Education in Nature: Towards Community-based  Eco-pedagogy . International Journal of Progressive Education, 6(3), pp. 26-37.

Chicago 16th edition
Eryaman, Mustafa Yunus, Sukran Yalcin-Ozdilek, Emel Okur, Zeynep Cetinkaya and Selcuk Uygun (2010). "A Participatory Action Research Study of Nature Education in Nature: Towards Community-based  Eco-pedagogy ". International Journal of Progressive Education 6 (3):26-37.

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