The Development and Application of Animation-Based Environmental Education Program using Empathic Learning Strategy for Elementary School Students

감정 이입 학습 전략을 활용한 애니메이션 기반 초등학생용 환경교육 프로그램의 개발 및 적용

  • Received : 2011.05.25
  • Accepted : 2011.06.27
  • Published : 2011.06.30


We developed animation-based environmental teaching program using empathic learning strategy in order to motivate elementary school students' willingness to practice environmental-friendly behavior and applied it to elementary school students. The subjects were 56 fourth graders, who were divided into the experimental and controlled groups. Experimental group was taught with animation programs using the empathic learning strategy and controlled group took typical classes. There was significant difference between experimental and controlled groups(p<.05) in terms of environmental practice willingness. When examining students' environmental-friendly recognition, this study showed positive result that they were more interested and motivated in the learning process. Thus, it concluded that the environmental animation program using empathic learning strategy was an effective teaching method. It showed that it was more effective to improve environmental knowledge and motivates students to actively participate in instructions and to concentrate on educating materials.