Comparison of Two Classrooms: Environmental Knowledge in Urban and Regional Planning Education


Ergen B.

STEM EDUCATION: CONCEPTS, METHODOLOGIES, TOOLS, AND APPLICATIONS, pp.1099-1117, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7363-2.ch059
  • Title of Journal : STEM EDUCATION: CONCEPTS, METHODOLOGIES, TOOLS, AND APPLICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1099-1117

Abstract

This chapter investigates how students attending environmental science classes in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Bozok University in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 fall semesters learn concepts related to environmental science through a comparison of two different classes, using the Cosine Similarity Measure (CSM) method. The study demonstrates that the students lack the necessary knowledge about the concepts used in urban and regional planning literature and international conventions.