Designing an Educational Aid Tool to Learning Waste Separation for 5-7 Years Old Children

Nasser Kolaini Mamghani 1 *, Sara Mostowfi 1, Mehdi Khorram 1

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Abstract

Due to a progressive deterioration of our planet and its resources, environmental education has become crucial and children should be trained to understand environmental issues at an early age so they can cultivate positive change in the future. This study combines research in child development & educational strategies with environmentally related issues into a game that promotes active learning. Data for the study is gathered in a qualitative manner, introducing child participants to existing environmental games and collecting their feedback into graphic organizers. For this study 15 children (5-7) years old were selected for participated in design process. Most methods which were selected for surveying were based on children psychology, and characteristic. At the end a prototype of an environmental education game that combines various styles of play will then be designed based on the gathered data. The game aims to explore concepts, scenarios, and strategies of environmental preservation, encouraging children to become active participants in preserving the planet and promoting environmentally responsible behavior.

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play environmental education active learning design of education game

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Article Type: Research Article

Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 23-34

Published Online: 15 Jan 2016

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