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Facilitating Environmental Education and Capacity Development with children: Using the storytelling approach

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Title: Facilitating Environmental Education and Capacity Development with children: Using the storytelling approach
Author: Garcia Hernandez, Manuel
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Program: Capacity Development and Extension
Advisor: Hambly, Helen
Abstract: This thesis is an investigation of how storytelling can be used as a facilitation tool to promote Environmental Education (EE) in formal, informal and non-formal education. It reviews the relevant literature. Key informant interviews were conducted with storytellers and educational specialists to discuss their experiences and perspectives about storytelling. Participants agreed that it is an effective tool to promote EE. Electronic surveys were sent to home-school parents, who reported that storytelling is a useful tool to promote EE and most topics they teach. A focus group to demonstrate how storytelling teaches about EE was developed to evaluate the perception and comments of children and opinions and suggestions of observers in charge of the children of the focus group. The results suggest that storytelling should be used more in schools and public spaces. The study concludes that storytelling should be promoted as an adequate powerful and easy-facilitation tool to develop EE.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11534
Date: 2017-08
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
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