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Reviewing The Connectedness To Nature Of Selected Filipino Learners

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Ian Phil M. Canlas, Rosario M. Canlas, Ma. Victoria D. Naboya, Nancy A. Coton



connectedness to nature, Filipino learners, environmental education, environmental awareness.



This study attempted to find out the sense of connectedness to nature of selected Filipino learners. About 381 respondents from Year 4 to Year 12 coming from public central school, national high school, vocational school and a state university located in the central part of the Philippines took the Connectedness to Nature Scale. Computed weighted mean were compared across levels, ages and genders. Results were positive in the elementary and secondary level but disjointed for Year 11 and 12. A difference in the weighted mean was also recorded across genders.



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