environmental education;ecotourism;Euploea;quasi-experimental method;outdoor teaching;Kaohsiung county
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[[abstract]]Outdoor education activities enhance student learning through the process of hands-on, direct experience. This study focuses on the ecology of Taiwan’s overwintering butterflies as an educational resource, it exams the design and planning of the outdoor education program as well as the performance of learners throughout the educational process. This study seeks to better understand what students get out of educational activities, their attitude towards ecological conservation, By the collect and lesson plan designs, with the object of providing relevant agencies with reference information.This study was conducted using a quasi-experimental research method. It discusses the effectiveness of over-wintering butterflies as a topic for outdoor education in coordination with the fourth Maolin Elementary School’s butterfly activity , which consists of a total of thirteen classes, six held indoors and seven that are outdoor teaching activities. The aim of this study is to administer an “overwintering butterfly ecology achievement examination” of the sixth grade classes from the four participating elementary schools as well as a “butterfly ecology conservation connotation scale” pre and post test evaluating the effectiveness of learning and the learner’s attitude. The following will form the basis of the study’s conclusion: - The results of both the “overwintering butterfly ecology achievement examination” and “butterfly ecology conservation connotation scale” pre and post test scores showing any notable progress, the outdoor education curriculum, and all positive knowledge and improvements in attitude gained by students.- Any difference in the level of improvement as measured by the “overwintering butterfly ecology achievement examination” between the four participating schools and than those that did not participate in the outdoor education program, and whether or not the indoor lessons contributed in a substantial way the significance of the outdoor education experience.This study is based on the research findings of the teaching curriculum and program design of over-wintering butterfly ecology in order to suggest possible improvements and serve as a practical teaching reference.