Do Your Own Mangrove Action Project – Curriculum
An Action-Research Problem-Solving Method
“Do Your Own Mangrove Action Project,” combines aspects of fieldwork focusing on the health and use of mangrove ecosystems, with a community problem solving approach that follows the three steps noted above. The model is based on research into how people organize ideas (cognitive-mapping), how people solve problems, and how educators can use this information to make education more relevant and meaningful. Ultimate success is measured by the change in values of the target group, improved health of the mangrove ecosystem and a coincident improvement in the quality of coastal peoples’ lives.