Identifying and addressing students' questions on climate change

Sakari Tolppanen, Maija Katariina Aksela

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Abstract

This study uses qualitative content analysis to examine 355 open-ended questions, presented by 16–19 –year-old international students, to find out what students want to learn about climate change. The study finds that students have a high level of consideration toward scientific, societal, and ethical aspects of climate change and that students' questions are multidisciplinary and complex in nature. Most important, the findings show that students ask questions on the same themes that researchers say should be addressed in multidisciplinary climate change education. Based on the findings, this article suggests that climate change education could be developed by adopting guided inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Environmental Education
Volume49
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)375-389
Number of pages15
ISSN0095-8964
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Bibliographical note

Title in Finnish: 'Opiskelijoiden kysymykset ilmastonmuutoksesta'.

Fields of Science

  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • science education
  • sustainable education

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Identifying and addressing students' questions on climate change. / Tolppanen, Sakari; Aksela, Maija Katariina.

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Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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