Research on the Effects of Role-Playing Learning Concerning Global Warming Education

  • TAKANO Seiji
    Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo
  • ASAKURA Akio
    Toho University Faculty of Science Department of Life Area Environmental Science
  • HIRAYAMA Ai
    Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo

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  • 地球温暖化教育におけるロールプレイング型学習の効果に関する研究
  • チキュウ オンダンカ キョウイク ニ オケル ロールプレイングガタ ガクシュウ ノ コウカ ニ カンスル ケンキュウ

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Abstract

This research clarified effects and problems of role-playing learning through the process of creating a high school drama concerning global warming. Examinees' changing awareness of global warming during and after the learning period was investigated with ordinal questionnaires and concept maps. Interests and images about global warming which were developed during the learning period continued after the period. This led to further voluntary learning and deepened examinees' thinking. Role-playing can so keenly impress what they learn through their experiences that it can be effective and sustained. However correcting erroneous knowledge is difficult in and after the learning period. It is important to detect possible errors and misconceptions beforehand and deal with them before the end of the learning period.

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