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Knowledge of invasive non-native species among 7th and 9th grade students of selected elementary school

Alenka Medved (2014) Knowledge of invasive non-native species among 7th and 9th grade students of selected elementary school. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    Invasive non-native species are becoming a bigger threat for indigenous species, ecosystems, economy and human health. For lowering the negative effects of invasive non-native species the general public has to be informed about the problem. One of the possibilities is to include the problem into formal education at the level of elementary school. The aim of this diploma paper is to establish the level of general knowledge about invasive non-native species in 7th and 9th grade of primary school. We did an outlook of syllabuses of Natural science, Biology and corresponding subjects. The outlook has shown that teachers have a possibility to deal with this problem according to the syllabus. Still, children have a lower level of knowledge about this topic, that means they have already heard about invasive non-native species but cannot recognize them or do not understand their effect on the environment. Generally there was no difference in knowledge between 7th and 9th graders, although there are some exceptions.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: non-native species, invasive non-native species, knowledge about invasive non-native species, survey, syllabus, Natural science, Biology
    Number of Pages: 49
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Primož ZidarMentor
    asist. dr. Jelka StrgarComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10174025)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2365
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 07:40
    Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 17:30
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2365

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