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Environmental themes and ecosystem services in picture books about forests for sustainability education

Environmental themes and ecosystem services in picture books about forests for sustainability education
Environmental themes and ecosystem services in picture books about forests for sustainability education
This study is based on the perspective that picture books about forests can facilitate children’s knowledge and emotions about the forests, functioning as a triggering source to make children act sustainably toward forests. This study used content analysis to explore the presence and association between environmental themes and forest ecosystem services (FES) categories in 169 picture books about forests. The analysis revealed that behavioral themes (e.g. daily environmentally friendly behaviors) and the regulating services (e.g. local climate and air quality control) were less frequently presented in the picture books than other environmental themes and FES. Furthermore, several associations were identified between environmental themes and FES categories. We discuss some implications of the findings for research and practice in using picture books about forests for sustainability education.
Young children, content analysis, education for sustainability, forest ecosystem services, picture books
1610-7403
419-428
Cho, Hye-Jung
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Cho, Hye-Jung, Jo, Jang-Hwan, Choi, Naya, Choi, Jisu and Park, Wonyong (2022) Environmental themes and ecosystem services in picture books about forests for sustainability education. Journal of Forest Research, 27 (6), 419-428. (doi:10.1080/13416979.2022.2087667).

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Abstract

This study is based on the perspective that picture books about forests can facilitate children’s knowledge and emotions about the forests, functioning as a triggering source to make children act sustainably toward forests. This study used content analysis to explore the presence and association between environmental themes and forest ecosystem services (FES) categories in 169 picture books about forests. The analysis revealed that behavioral themes (e.g. daily environmentally friendly behaviors) and the regulating services (e.g. local climate and air quality control) were less frequently presented in the picture books than other environmental themes and FES. Furthermore, several associations were identified between environmental themes and FES categories. We discuss some implications of the findings for research and practice in using picture books about forests for sustainability education.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 June 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 June 2022
Keywords: Young children, content analysis, education for sustainability, forest ecosystem services, picture books

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Local EPrints ID: 468620
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/468620
ISSN: 1610-7403
PURE UUID: 921ac85b-847a-40b0-8a38-ef291f8fc958
ORCID for Wonyong Park: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8911-5968

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Date deposited: 18 Aug 2022 17:10
Last modified: 16 Nov 2022 02:57

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Author: Hye-Jung Cho
Author: Jang-Hwan Jo
Author: Naya Choi
Author: Jisu Choi
Author: Wonyong Park ORCID iD

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