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dc.contributor.authorShephard, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorHarraway, John
dc.contributor.authorLovelock, Brent
dc.contributor.authorSkeaff, Sheila
dc.contributor.authorSlooten, Liz
dc.contributor.authorStrack, Mick
dc.contributor.authorFurnari, Mary
dc.contributor.authorJowett, Tim
dc.date.available2017-10-26T21:04:53Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.identifier.citationShephard, K., Harraway, J., Lovelock, B., Skeaff, S., Slooten, L., Strack, M., … Jowett, T. (2014). Is the environmental literacy of university students measurable? Environmental education research, 20(4), 476–495. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2013.816268en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/7640
dc.description.abstractWe report the development and piloting of an evaluative instrument and process for monitoring the environmental literacy (EL) of undergraduate students in one large research-led university in New Zealand. The instrument addresses knowledge, affect and competencies in the general area of EL in line with this institution’s adoption of EL as a graduate attribute (or in a US context, a general-education learning outcome, and something to be fostered throughout a student’s education). The instrument and associated processes were designed to fit within conventional institutional mechanisms that manage student feedback on the quality of teaching. The instrument was tested with more than 600 students from more than eight programmes over the course of a year and its use stressed that students were anonymous within the survey. We conclude that evaluating (or in a US context, assessing) the extent to which students acquire EL is an achievable objective and is a reasonable expectation for any higher education institution that claims to foster this attribute.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironmental education researchen_NZ
dc.subjectevaluation, higher education, monitoring, cohort-assessmenten_NZ
dc.titleIs the environmental literacy of university students measurable?en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2017-10-25T01:45:54Z
otago.schoolHEDCen_NZ
otago.relation.issue4en_NZ
otago.relation.volume20en_NZ
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2013.816268en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage495en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage476en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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