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Environmental knowledge and understanding
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Constructivist approaches to science education have had a great influence on

environmental education. Current research and teaching in this area is often

underpinned by a constructivist approach, which recognizes that:

both individuals and groups of individuals construct ideas about how the world

works. It is also that individuals vary widely in how they make sense out of the

world and that both individuals and collective views about the world undergo

change over time.