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Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques$
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Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory McDuff, and Martha Monroe

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198716686

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716686.001.0001

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Learning and teaching

Learning and teaching

(p.33) 2 Learning and teaching
Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

Susan K. Jacobson

Mallory D. McDuff

Martha C. Monroe

Oxford University Press

Theories about learning and teaching form the basis for designing effective programs and marketing them to their audiences and administrators. This chapter offers an introduction to theories about learning and teaching that support effective programs for adults and young people. Since these cognitive development and mental model theories are important to teachers, conservation educators who wish to work with school personnel as well as adults will find these ideas helpful. The chapter offers program planners a foundation in how people learn, and a suite of theories, such as constructivism, inquiry learning, experiential learning, activity theory, social learning, and cooperative learning, all of which can be used to design effective, interactive programs. Critical thinking, creative thinking, and systems thinking skills are important to help learners to address conservation issues and can be practiced and promoted through well-designed programs.

Keywords:   cognitive development, creative thinking, critical thinking, experiential learning, learning, mental model, social learning, systems thinking, teaching

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