Geographical and Environmental Education
By S.S. Obeka, PhD
The book is one of the new programme in some Nigerian Universities today. The book is the first scholarly PhD research work from University of Nigeria Nsukka. As a new programme, institutions of learning require a first hand working material in the subject area. This book is therefore a publication of the first post doctoral research work in Geographical and Environmental Education University of Nigeria, Nsukka on the topic: “Comparative effect of EPODEWALAD and power simulation games on student's achievement and interest in some environmental education concepts in geography. The book is a review of an experimental research on current trends in Environmental Education, Global and National Perspectives, EPODEWALD and Power simulation concepts, theoretical basis, strategies and methods of teaching Environmental Educational”. It is an experimental research carried out in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State. Instrument used for the study were environmental problem Interest Inventory (EPII) and Environmental Problem Achievement Test (EPAT). These instruments were validated by a team of environmentalists and measurement and evaluation experts drawn from university of Nigeria, Nsukka. ANCOVA was used to analyze the data. Multiple Classification Analysis (MCA) and scheffe post HOC pair wise comparism was employed to locate the direction of difference. Result of findings of this study reveals the efficacy of EPODEWALAD simulation model of instruction in Environmental Education (E.E) when compared with other instructional strategies. The utility value of E.E. as a current phenomenon in her contribution to National Development and Educational Growth therefore cannot be overemphasized.