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Volume 10 : 5 May 2010
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
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Effect of Environmental Education to School Children Through
Animation Based Educational Video

Anand Lenin Vethanayagam, Ph.D.
F. S. R. Hemalatha, M.Phil. Researcher Scholar


The researchers have developed an animation based educational video on Global Warming and Climate Change. It was screened and elaborately discussed with selected school children in Coimbatore. Experimental method was used in this study to study the effect between control and experimental group of students. For this study, forty samples were taken from fourth and fifth standard students of the selected schools in Coimbatore city.

The primary data, results and analysis of the study clearly shows that the school curriculum, teaching methodology and exam system provide theoretical knowledge rather than demanding productive actions.

The video, with its content, preparation and presentation, eliminated the regular routine teaching system and made them react and respond towards the environment. Its reach was greater than the conventional method of delivering content. It influenced the school students to react towards global warming.

The conventional system of education in India reduces the intensity and essence of the subject with its major concentration on theoretical aspects and examination. At the grass root level, technology-oriented education like animated video effectively influences the students to act.

The results clearly show that at knowledge level there is no significant difference between the experiment and controlled group of students. But at the application level there is a significant difference between the experiment and controlled group of students because communication with new technology-based education and application-based curriculum motivate the students to respond to the burning issues of global warming and climate change.


Media plays the role of a facilitator of development, disseminator of information and an agent of change in the society. It plays a key role in spreading the true message of issues of environmental awareness and presenting it consciously.

In order to bring about environmental awareness and promote environmental education among all sections of the society, a scheme was launched in 1983-'84.

The aim of this study is to measure the effect of media in creating environmental awareness among school students. It is common practice that any social change to be introduced to the society is incorporated in the school curriculum with an assumption that it will lead to generational change.

The Focus of This Study

In the present scenario of school education, however, teachers, parents and students are more focused on high scores and results. So, the purpose of the curriculum has failed in many aspects. Curriculum in the current classroom setup is highly rigid, having very little or no scope for experimentation, firsthand experience, divergent thinking and tactic knowledge and is devoid of creativity, decision-making and problem solving ability. In the same manner environmental subject is incorporated in the school curriculum from 1980's.

Previous researches about environmental issues among school students clearly showed that at the knowledge level, the scores obtained by school students were above average. At the same time questions arose as to how much students applied their knowledge to meet practical ends, and what they have really learned and fully comprehended about environment in their day today life. Through this preliminary study the researchers have tried to understand the fact behind the innovative approach of teaching in comparison with conventional teaching - learning process. The goal was to measure how much the animation-based educational video could effectively motivate the students to act on environmental issues. The facts were measured.

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Anand Lenin Vethanayagam, Ph.D.
Department of Electronics and Media TechnologyVisual Communication Karunya University
Coimbatore 641 114
Tamilnadu, India

F. S. R. Hemalatha, M.Phil Researcher Scholar
DDE-Journalism and Mass Communication
Madurai Kamaraj University
Tamilnadu, India

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