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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(2), 102-106
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-2-6
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Students’ Teleologic and Anthropomorphic References to Select Concepts of Environmental Science

Lani Isleta-Palatino1,

1Centre for General Education, AMA International University, Bahrain, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Pub. Date: February 18, 2014

Cite this paper:
Lani Isleta-Palatino. Students’ Teleologic and Anthropomorphic References to Select Concepts of Environmental Science. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(2):102-106. doi: 10.12691/education-2-2-6

Abstract

This study attempted to ascertain the students’ teleologic and anthropomorphic references to select concepts of Environmental Science. Using questions forming generalizations on abstract topics of Hydrologic Cycle, Acid Rain, Air Pollution and Global Warming, students’ teleologic-anthropomorphic references were determined. It was found out that the students’ who had just finished their secondary education program and underwent the English curriculum had the least affordance of teleologic and anthropomorphic references. Statistical analyses, based on the scope of the study, discriminated the following results: classroom pedagogical interventions made a 61.5% impact on the correction of their teleologic-anthropomorphic references; teleologic and anthropomorphic references were highly significant related to age in an inverse relation and an emerging relationship to the English curriculum was discerned.

Keywords:
academic learning and cognition anthropomorphic language pedagogical interventions teleologic reference

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