Playing with pedagogy : a case study of contextual teaching and learning for the natural resources classroom Public Deposited

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  • This thesis investigates Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) as a method of instruction for natural resources education. The research follows the adoption of CTL in the K-12 classrooms of six teachers focusing on natural resources education at two rural schools in Western Oregon. CTL is being investigated because it connects academic material to real world scenarios. CTL approaches result in increased student retention of academic materials, and increased engagement in learning. Data was collected through teaching observations with and without a CTL approach to determine differences in teaching styles. Interviews were conducted with each teacher to determine his or her experience with the new method of instruction. All teachers were then surveyed about their perceived effectiveness of CTL approaches in the classroom and future intentions to use CTL approaches. Results discuss the experiences of teachers when using CTL. Participants acknowledged that CTL approaches are indeed effective, but that they should be paired with more traditional, lecture based styles in order to best reach all learners. Participants placed value on whether or not a teaching method engages their students. This case study adds to the body of research concerning teaching methods in natural resources education and CTL implementation.
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