Literature by the same author
plus at Google Scholar

Bibliografische Daten exportieren

Closing the Gap : Potentials of ESE Distance Teaching

Title data

Fiedler, Sonja T. ; Heyne, Thomas ; Bogner, Franz X.:
Closing the Gap : Potentials of ESE Distance Teaching.
In: Sustainability. Vol. 14 (2022) Issue 14 . - 8330.
ISSN 2071-1050

Abstract in another language

Environmental and sustainability education (ESE) traditionally relies on green teaching environments and active participation. Thus, during the lockdown phase, a gap between curricular goals and learning outcomes appeared. This study investigates the impact of ESE distance teaching on 288 Bavarian fifth-graders and learning factors that could bridge this gap. The influence of digital preferences on learning progress is examined and compared with the influence of fascination levels. A negative correlation between spending time outside in nature and spending time inside in front of a digital device is expected. A control group completed a learning unit about biological topics such as plant identification and environmental factors, as well as ESE topics such as characteristics of sustainable agriculture, at an out-of-school ESE center. The experimental group completed the same learning unit in distance teaching. Fascination with Biology (FBio) and Digital Nativity Assessment Scale (DNAS) were applied in addition to a customized knowledge test. Both values seem to have a positive impact on learning outcomes. There were no significant differences between the control and experimental group. Surprisingly, Fascination and Digital Nativity show a low, if not negligible, relationship. Implications for digital ESE, especially between outdoor learning centers and schools, are discussed.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: distance learning; sustainability teaching; digital nativity; fascination with biology
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Former Professors > Chair Didactics of Biology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Xaver Bogner
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2023 09:10
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2023 09:10