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Ana Stella Medina Gutiérrez ;Profile Issues in Teachers- Professional Development 2011, 13 1

Author: Lorena Jaramillo Urrutia

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Profile Issues in Teachers Professional Development ISSN: 1657-0790 rprofile_fchbog@unal.edu.co Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia Jaramillo Urrutia, Lorena; Medina Gutiérrez, Ana Stella Adolescents Awareness of Environmental Care: Experiences when Writing Short Descriptive Texts in English Profile Issues in Teachers Professional Development, vol.
13, núm.
1, abril, 2011, pp.
11-30 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=169222417002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Adolescents’ Awareness of Environmental Care: Experiences when Writing Short Descriptive Texts in English* Concientización de los adolescentes sobre el cuidado ambiental: experiencias al escribir textos descriptivos cortos en inglés Lorena Jaramillo Urrutia** Ana Stella Medina Gutiérrez*** Colegio Distrital Aquileo Parra, Colombia Today it is necessary to approach environmental topics with students in an interdisciplinary manner to mitigate the environmental damages that the Earth is suffering.
In this paper we report an actionresearch and innovation study aimed at sensitizing students with respect to the care and preservation of the environment through the writing of short descriptive texts in English.
The study had four stages: motivation, knowledge of ecological vocabulary, production of sentences and paragraphs, construction of short descriptive texts with the help of guidance questions and their publication in the school newspaper.
The findings show that the procedure used in class promotes interdisciplinary work around environmental topics as well as the development of writing skills. Key words: Descriptive texts, environmental topics, guidance questions, interdiscip...





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