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Integrating Knowledge, Feelings and Action: Using Vee Heuristics and Concept Mapping in Education for Sustainable Development

Vanhear, Jacqueline and Pace, Paul J. (2008) Integrating Knowledge, Feelings and Action: Using Vee Heuristics and Concept Mapping in Education for Sustainable Development. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 453-461. ISBN 978-9985-58-585-6

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Abstract

Children are nowadays showered with information and knowledge about environmental issues; however, this is very rarely transformed into concerned action probably because the content matter was not meaningful and/or was highlighted at the expense of the more important personalized process of learning. Researchers in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) reveal that rather than just the acquisition of knowledge, important determinants of commitment include feelings, psychological factors and active participation while learning. Therefore, the misconception that the transmission of knowledge would be sufficient to trigger off an attitude of responsible environmental action has evolved into something more complex where what matters is not what knowledge is delivered but how it is delivered and experienced. This paper describes the use of Vee Heuristics and Concept Mapping as pedagogical tools, placed within a context of learners’ different learning patterns, in a primary classroom. It provides illustrations of Concept Maps constructed before and after the learning programme and discusses some implications of the findings. This paper suggests that the use of Vee Heuristics and Concept Mapping along with an awareness of how the child prefers to learn may be a step towards tapping-in the child’s internal talking so that, as educators, we can understand how each learner responds to incoming information so that learning about environmental issues becomes relevant, meaningful and, in the long run, conducive to an improved environmental responsible behavior.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008, Concept Mapping in Science Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2015 11:38
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2015 11:38
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/368

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