Turkish teachers’ use of the outdoors as a teaching resource: perceived facilitators and obstacles
Lane, J. F.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication
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Several studies have investigated teachers’ use of local environments. There has been limited research in Turkey about teacher perceptions of facilitators and obstacles. The current study received permission to use a survey conducted in the United States and to administer it to alumni of a teacher education program in Turkey. Compared to other studies, respondents to the current study reported that openness to teaching different teaching methods was a notable perceived facilitator for place-based education. This finding and others will be used by the teacher education program to improve place-based education in their methods courses.