Is the Integrative Teaching Approach Beneficial for Learning?


  • Jelena Milanković Jovanov University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia
  • Anđelija Ivkov-Džigurski University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia
  • Jelena Stanisavljević University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
  • Ljubica Ivanović Bibić University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia
  • Marko D. Petrović Geographical Institute „Jovan Cvijić“, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia; South Ural State University, Institute of Sports, Tourism and Service, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation
  • Smiljana Đukičin Vučković University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia



integrative teaching approach, elementary school students, environmental protection contents


Environmental protection contents are characterized by a wide range of interdisciplinarity. They are realized separately within the teaching of biology and geography (5th–8th grade) in elementary school in Serbia. Numerous concepts and facts are similar, especially within the content Nature Protection. The application of an integrative teaching approach in the realization of environmental protection contents in elementary schools was investigated. Pedagogical experiment with parallel groups of elementary school students was conducted by applying integrative teaching approach in the experimental (E) and traditional approach in control (C) groups of students. The data were obtained through the pre-test and post-test. Integrative teaching approach has proven to be effective in the realization of the above-mentioned program contents.


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How to Cite

Milanković Jovanov, J., Ivkov-Džigurski, A., Stanisavljević, J., Ivanović Bibić, L., D. Petrović, M., & Đukičin Vučković, S. (2022). Is the Integrative Teaching Approach Beneficial for Learning?. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 10(2), 173–183.



Received 2022-05-27
Accepted 2022-08-23
Published 2022-08-31