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Environmental awareness and behavioural conflicts

Date: 1.1.1995-31.12.2000
Code: K5611
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Education (PF), Dept. of Teacher Education
Address: Kyrkoesplanaden 11-13 / PB 311, FIN-65101 Vasa
Phone +358-6-3247 353
Fax +358-6-3247 302
E-mail ipalmber@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Irmeli Palmberg, lektor (1.1.1995-31.12.2000)
Researchers: FM Hans-Olof Lithen (1.1.1995-31.12.2000)
FM Ann-Sofi Röj-Lindberg (1.1.1995-31.12.2000)
FM Dagmar Illman (1.1.1996-31.12.2000)
FD Ole Björkqvist (1.1.1995-31.12.2000)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 50 %
- applied research 25 %
- developmental work 25 %
ŇA internal financing: FIM 40000
Foreign funding organizations: Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland (1997) () FIM 20000
Kulturfonden Finland-Danmark () FIM 3000
Man months: 4 months in 1998; Totally: 72 months
Partners: Lärarutbildningsinstitutioner i Åbo, Rovaniemi och Savonlinna (Turun yliopisto, Lapin yliopisto och Joensuun yliopisto), Finland; Lärarutbildningsenheter vid Mitthögskolan i Härnösand & Umeå universitet, Sverige ; Lärarutbildningsenheterna i Luleå Tekniska universitet och i Högskolan i Dalarna, Sverige ; Lärarutbildningsenheterna i Oslo universitet, Dragvoll, Norge ; Institutionen för pedagogik och psykologi vid University of Latvia, Lettland
Contacts: Environmental education, University of Bradford & University of Durham, Storbritannien ; Environmental education, Deakin university, Australien ; Outdoor and Environmental education, Northern Illinois University, USA ; Nordiskt nätverk i miljöpedagogik och outdoor education (koordinering i Vasa)
Keywords: miljöfostran, beteende, undervisningsmetoder, ympäristökasvatus, käyttäytyminen, opetusmenetelmät, miljöfostran, undervisningmetoder, miljövänligt beteende, beteendekonflikter, environmental education, awareness, behaviour, teaching methods,

In many cases people's environmental awareness (seen as their knowledge and attitudes) is not reflected in their behaviour. -The objective of the present project is to study the characteristics of such knowledge and attitydes that have great impact on human behaviour and to develop teaching methods that lead to such environmental awareness in pupils.

Publication(s)

28.3.1996 / 14.4.1998