GeoGames for Transition and Transformation in Environmental Education


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Artvinli E., Dönmez L.

OSMANGAZİ JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.8, no.2, pp.39-52, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: OSMANGAZİ JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Asos İndeks
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-52
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Environmental education is an increasing important subject in schools that should be dealt with since early childhood. In early childhood, children's mental perceptions, learning capacities and imaginations are quite high. Every right and wrong behaviour that will be taught during this period will have an impact on the child in the context of consciousness and the unknown. The skills that will be developed from early childhood form a strong infrastructure for a person's future life. Looking at the life science course curriculum, it is aimed to educate individuals who are sensitive, environmentally conscious, and provide conscious consumption of resources. For this reason, it is of great importance for the child to be a conscious individual by taking care of the environment in which he / she is located first. In today's world, this educational process demands a deep interest that cannot be carried out only in the classroom environment. At the same time, in order to appeal to the children of this age in the changing and developing world, teaching with appropriate approaches to their world is valuable in terms of the sustainability of learning. This study covers an analysis aimed at achieving the attainments related to environmental education included in the life science curriculum through GeoGame. In this study, the life science course curriculum was examined by analyzing the content through document review. Among the results of this research is that GeoGame is in a form that teaches while entertaining and entertains when learning with the achievements included in the curriculum of life science in early childhood decency.

Keywords:

GeoGames,  Life Science Lesson Curriculum,  Environmental Education