INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
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The Perceptions of Fifth-Graders Following Ecology Service Learning–The Case of the “Lesser Kestrel Day”

Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2022, 18(4), e2276, https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/11984
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ABSTRACT

An instrumental case study examined the experiences and emotions of fifth-graders, aged 10-11, following their service-learning, which was designed to help the Lesser Kestrel, an endangered species in Israel. The case study methodology used three research tools that included analyses of drawings and explanations, personal reflections, and focus groups. The research revealed four processes that students went through: emotional, social, cognitive and behavioral. These processes supported the creation of an educational setting that allowed students to develop as independent learners with responsibilities towards their peers and a high level of empathy while experiencing environmental citizenship. In addition, the successful experience generated a positive feeling together with pro-environmental behavior leading towards biodiversity conservation.

KEYWORDS

service learning environmental citizenship Lesser Kestrel drawings elementary school pro-environmental behavior

CITATION (APA)

Gal, A. (2022). The Perceptions of Fifth-Graders Following Ecology Service Learning–The Case of the “Lesser Kestrel Day”. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 18(4), e2276. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/11984
Harvard
Gal, A. (2022). The Perceptions of Fifth-Graders Following Ecology Service Learning–The Case of the “Lesser Kestrel Day”. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 18(4), e2276. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/11984
Vancouver
Gal A. The Perceptions of Fifth-Graders Following Ecology Service Learning–The Case of the “Lesser Kestrel Day”. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2022;18(4):e2276. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/11984
AMA
Gal A. The Perceptions of Fifth-Graders Following Ecology Service Learning–The Case of the “Lesser Kestrel Day”. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2022;18(4), e2276. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/11984
Chicago
Gal, Adiv. "The Perceptions of Fifth-Graders Following Ecology Service Learning–The Case of the “Lesser Kestrel Day”". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education 2022 18 no. 4 (2022): e2276. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/11984
MLA
Gal, Adiv "The Perceptions of Fifth-Graders Following Ecology Service Learning–The Case of the “Lesser Kestrel Day”". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, vol. 18, no. 4, 2022, e2276. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/11984

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