The effectiveness of classroom and non classroom activities on developing Saudi Arabian secondary student's environmental values

Al Fowehi Hazaa Abdul Karem, Kamisah Osman, T. Subahan Mohd Meerah

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Abstract

It is argued that science curriculum in their current situation in Saudi Arabia do not achieve the objective of teaching basic concepts related to enhanced concept of environment or understanding relationships of interaction between man and environment. The curriculum also failed to develop students' critical mind as well as problem solving skills, skills that are deemed to be extremely necessary in recognizing and solving environmental problems. This situation is exacerbated in Saudi Arabia as a result of science and technology advancement due to the Oil Age era. Consequently, the new generation begin to lose their adherence to tradition and custom which emphasized on love for the environment and nature and the importance of sustaining them. This study will present findings from a pre-test and post-test quasi experimental study specifically designed to determine the effect of classroom and non-classroom environmental module in improving Saudi Arabian students' environmental values. Additionally, the effect of gender on the module's effectiveness was also identified. The classroom and non-classroom environmental module was developed by the researchers and is embedded within the current Saudi Arabia's Biology curriculum. Students in the control groups underwent normal Biology teaching and learning activities. Analyses of findings reveal that students who were exposed to the classroom and non-classroom environmental intervention module significantly improved their environmental values as compared to their counterparts in the control group. When gender effect was measured, it was found that significant improvement occurred within both the female and male groups. The findings will lead to several suggestions on how to improve the existing teaching of environmental issues within the context of Saudi's Biology classes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages408-413
Number of pages6
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

Other

Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period29/10/1031/10/10

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Saudi Arabia
Curriculum
Students
biology
classroom
Teaching
curriculum
Values
student
Control Groups
Love
Group
gender
basic concept
science
environmental impact
love
Oils
Research Personnel
Learning

Keywords

  • Biology education
  • Classroom and non classroom activities
  • Enviromental values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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The effectiveness of classroom and non classroom activities on developing Saudi Arabian secondary student's environmental values. / Karem, Al Fowehi Hazaa Abdul; Osman, Kamisah; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 408-413.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Karem, AFHA, Osman, K & Meerah, TSM 2010, The effectiveness of classroom and non classroom activities on developing Saudi Arabian secondary student's environmental values. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 408-413, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.173
Karem, Al Fowehi Hazaa Abdul ; Osman, Kamisah ; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd. / The effectiveness of classroom and non classroom activities on developing Saudi Arabian secondary student's environmental values. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 408-413
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