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Title Trash to Math: Integrating Environmental Education in Teaching Grade 8 Mathematics
Posted by Amelia Buan
Authors Joneil Medina Amelia Buan Raph Gerson Managin
Publication date 2018
Conference The 11th International Conference on Educational Research: 8 – 9 September 2018, Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Pages 157- 171
Abstract The purpose of this research is to document an attempt to integrate Environmental Education concepts and skills in teaching rectangular coordinate system, linear equations in two variables and slope in Grade 8. Three methods are combined in this integration: interdisciplinary contextualization, inductive method of teaching and project based method to address the problems of low learner engagement and undesirable behavior towards environment. Results showed that there is no significant improvement in the learners’ scores. However, the average ratings of their project are described as “good”, “satisfactory” and “very satisfactory”. Furthermore, the learners perceived many aspects of the unit positively: the contextualized lessons, the project and the way of teaching.