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EU: BIOHEAD: Environmental Education (2004-2008)

Environment/Biodiversity (1)

From 05/2004 to 04/2008

Staff: Britta Oerke

Context of the Research

How can a knowledge-based society (KBS) promote better citizenship? More precisely, is the current Biology, Health and Environmental Education promoting properly a better citizenship? The aim of this project is to improve understanding of how different aspects of citizenship, including affective and social dimensions, are promoted or may possibly be promoted through Biology, Health and Environmental Education. It is expected that this understanding may clarify the relevant challenges that European Education Systems have to face to maximise their efficiency in order to reinforce a knowledge based society. The theoretical background is focused on some central concepts of Science Education, adapted from social sciences concepts (sociology, psycho-sociology, anthropology, cognitive psychology). Our project presents high interdisciplinarity: Health and Environment imply several disciplines; Biology Education, Health Education and Environmental Education, involve knowledge in biology as well as in human and social sciences (epistemology, history of biology, cognitive sciences, sociology, psycho-sociology, psycho-pedagogy, language sciences, etc). A main objective of our project is to bring together concepts and methods used in each participating country in order to approach a standardisation to working in the same perspective. BIOHEAD is the specific acronym for an international research project fully funded by the European commission.

Homepage: http://www.biohead-citizen.net/

List of publications of this Project

Oerke, B: Natur- und Umweltschutzbewusstsein: Dimensionalität und Validität beim Messen von Einstellungen und Verhalten., (2008) -- Details
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