Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1921

Full Length Research Paper

A study on high school students’ perceptions of “geographical environment”

Bilgen Nurettin
  • Bilgen Nurettin
  • Pamukkale University, Turkey
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  •  Received: 22 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 20 March 2015
  •  Published: 10 April 2015


This research investigates how high school students perceive the concept “environment”. The research was conducted on 191 Social Science High School students from 9 to 12th grades in Istanbul and Denizli within 2012 to 2013 academic year. In the study, students were asked to draw a picture of the “environment”. The research results indicated that metaphors such as “tree”, “settlement area”, “road”, “mountain”, “sun”, “human”,  “house”, “river”, “cloud”, “animal”, and “forest” were among the most frequent ones used by the students[W1] .

Key words:  Environment, perceptions, high school, drawing.

 [W1]So what had happened? You have the students drawn what they perceived as envirobment. What is the significance of it? Your readers should be able to find the essence in the abstract-what research method did you use, what analysis did you do? What significant of these metaphors mean?