Dr Renuka Sonny L R
Abstract: Our land endowed with an abundance of environmental resources particularly plant life. Even though sufficient environmental resources are available in and around school premises, it is not adequately used by the teachers. We should provide direct experience to students which help in the interaction of the environment. The objective of the study is to compare the attitude of students of Environment based Model groups towards Environment based Model for teaching/learning Botany at Higher Secondary level (Plus one) for total and subsamples based on gender and type of management. The sample is 105 students (50 students from experimental group of GVH.S.S. Kulathummal and 55 students from Concordia Lourdes H.S.S. Kudappanakunnu) for the study. Normative survey cum Experimental method is used for the study. An attitude scale was used for comparing the attitude of students towards Environment based model for teaching/learning Botany at Higher Secondary level(plus one). Attitude scale was used to compare attitude of students towards EBM based on sub samples ie gender and type of management. The findings revealed that boys and girls of EBM groups have same attitude towards Environment in overall. Students of EBM groups in Aided school possess higher attitude towards Environment in overall compared to students of EBM groups in Govt. school. Boys and girls of EBM groups have same attitude towards Environment Based Model. Students of EBM groups in Aided school possess higher attitude towards Environment Based Model compared to students of EBM groups in Govt. school.
Keywords: student, teaching, learning, higher secondary level, botany