2016
DOI: 10.34024/revbea.2016.v11.2057
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Environmental Education in the teaching of biology in schools of Pombal (PB, Brazil)

Abstract: Current research evaluates the teaching of environmental themes in Biology and in other disciplines in high schools in the town of Pombal, Paraíba, Brazil. Students´ knowledge on environmental themes is also assessed. Ninety students were interviewed through a questionnaire featuring nine items structured on the Likert´s scale. Students tended to perceive Biology as a discipline which best explains environmental themes. They showed to be greatly informed on Environmental preservation and Solid wastes and recyc… Show more

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“…The school is one of the most important places to practice Environmental Education (Silva, Oliveira, & Nascimento, 2016), once that young people have opportunities to experience first contacts with the issues related to the environment, and teachers, through projects or everyday examples, can sensitize students to the importance of preserving the environment, thus ensuring the survival of future generations (Freitas, Senna, & Alves, 2012). Ambivero, Lopes, and Loureiro (2015) state that: The Environmental Education in Brazil, objectified in PNEA, is turned to the human formation, to the complex, critical and problematizing understanding of the social and environmental reality.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…The school is one of the most important places to practice Environmental Education (Silva, Oliveira, & Nascimento, 2016), once that young people have opportunities to experience first contacts with the issues related to the environment, and teachers, through projects or everyday examples, can sensitize students to the importance of preserving the environment, thus ensuring the survival of future generations (Freitas, Senna, & Alves, 2012). Ambivero, Lopes, and Loureiro (2015) state that: The Environmental Education in Brazil, objectified in PNEA, is turned to the human formation, to the complex, critical and problematizing understanding of the social and environmental reality.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%