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The Effect of Emotional Status on Children’s Learning in an Informal Environment: Case of Sasali Wildlife Park

Hakan Turkmen 1 *
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1 Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education, Ege University, Izmir, TURKEY* Corresponding Author
Eurasian Journal of Science and Environmental Education, 2(2), December 2022, 43-50,
Published: 28 November 2022
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This study aims to examine the relationship between the emotional status of children, visiting the Sasali Wildlife Park, one of the informal learning environments, and how much time they spend in this environment. In the study, 175 students were selected by the non-probability sampling method. The emotional status of the participant was noted and how much time they spent in certain animal exhibitions was calculated. The student’s emotional dialogues were analyzed by content analysis and the result data were shown in tables. According to the results, it was determined that in the exhibition where the visitors spent the longest time, the most emotion of “love- excitement” of the participants was observed. It has been concluded that when informal learning environments provide positive emotional satisfaction, it will enable learning to take place.


Turkmen, H. (2022). The Effect of Emotional Status on Children’s Learning in an Informal Environment: Case of Sasali Wildlife Park. Eurasian Journal of Science and Environmental Education, 2(2), 43-50.


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