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Empowering Through Knowledge: Exploring Place-based Environmental Education in Louisiana Classrooms Through Virtual Reality

  title={Empowering Through Knowledge: Exploring Place-based Environmental Education in Louisiana Classrooms Through Virtual Reality},
  author={K. A. Ritter and Heather Stone and Terrence Lynn Chambers},
The need for place-based environmental education is paramount to facilitate understanding of complex issues and to support diverse learners in an engaging and authentic pedagogical method. The objective of this design-based research study was to develop, implement, and refine environmental lessons in an interactive virtual reality experience. The Virtual Reality Ecolitercy Curriculum (VREC) was developed using Unity and tested with middle school students in eighth grade classrooms in Lafayette… 

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