Ambient education in the school: pedagogical actions in the context garbage-water-health.
Little attention has been paid to the expansion of Environmental Education, which suscitates questions about the lack of a common perspective at the pedagogic/didactic level in relation to the contents and the methodology utilized or to the relevance to be given to the cognitive, affective and behavioral dimensions. With this approach, the present study deals with a pedagogic intervention in students of the 6th year of the Fundamental Education, aiming to diagnose the previous knowledge of the subjects and to study the influence of pedagogic actions developed in their perceptions and attitudes. With this purpose, we carried out a study of the most serious problems related to the trinomium Waste-Water-Health, relating them to human activities. Between August-November/2006, a questionnaire was applied and semi-structured interviews were performed, besides various pedagogic activities seeking for a contextual and significative apprenticeship and providing room for discussion of the approached themes. The data were analyzed in the multireferenciality context and the results indicated that students have enhanced their ability to deal with more complex ideas of the proposed contents and that there was an expressive change in the students? perceptions, which started to have more interest in the approached theme. It was concluded that, through the developed activities it was possible to stimulate in these students the perception of the ?risk society?, allowing them to actuate in a more participative way in the educational context.
Advisor:Helena Amaral da Fontoura; Maria de Fátima Barrozo da Costa
School:Faculdades Oswaldo Cruz
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:Environmental Health Education Learning Sanitation Qualitative Research Environment
Date of Publication:05/20/2008