Social capital and place attachment

Before doing interviews with environmental educators, I am reading additional literature and modify theoretical part of my original research proposal. We found that most definitions of environmental education list the following desired learning outcomes: 1) environmental knowledge and skills, and 2) certain attitudes and values. Then we reviewed various articles that addressed different educational approaches in environmental education, such as learning through action, social learning, and exposure to nature. It came to a big surprise that in many of these articles researchers mention social capital and place attachment as important outcomes of environmental education, although these outcomes are never mentioned in definitions of environmental education.


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