Learning in ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN (2002-2006)
Environment/Biodiversity (1)From 01/2002 to 12/2006
Zoological gardens definitely are the most common out-of-school learning environment in a students’ life. Educational approaches include “every kind of learning in a Zoological Garden”. School trips to a zoo provide ideal introductory lessons about living animals. Teaching in such environments is bond of different tasks: Next to an imparting of biological concepts, it also has to come up with the specific tasks of zoological gardens, for example, offering experience-orientated contact with animals, conveying information about biological knowledge of zoological garden, achieving teaching assistance of species conservation in zoos and to encourage own inquiries. The large variety of animals specifically supports this kind of work when animals are mostly kept in sections of their natural surrounding, species-appropriated as well in social groupings. Pre-visit and follow-up lessons specially contribute to learning success. Teachers simply need to structure their teaching materials and provide on-site assistance in the case of problems. A long-term plan is recommended. During the planning phases own introductions into the topic, advanced visits to a zoo should optimize time and school cycle calculations. Exploratory visits can be placed on every part of a teaching subject – as an introduction, the main part, or as a conclusion. Any preparation of pupils towards a school trips to a zoo should exceed theory-based considerations.
List of publications of this Project
|Bogner, FX; Beyer, K-P: Empirical Numbers Must Represent Real Numbers: Learning About Species Protection , Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 15(8a), 1-5 (2006) -- Details|