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Pages: 970-976
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0324

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

THE EFFECT OF A COURSE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS USING ICT: A HOLISTIC APPROACH

A. Corres, E. Diez Martinez

Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Faculty of Psychology (MEXICO)
Knowledge about environmental topics does not ensure a pro-environmental behavior change (Kollmuss & Agyeman, 2002), therefore it becomes necessary to reinforce another kind of knowledge that has been proven, predicts this kind of behavior. Other concepts and attitudes have to be taught in order to enhance a more holistic approach to the problem such as altruism, affinity to diversity, and nature attachment, among others. These topics are part of the ideas regarding Sustainability Orientation (Corral Verdugo, Fonllem Tapia, Frijo Sing, Mireles Acosta, & Márquez Ulloa, 2008) and Environmental Citizenship. Hence it is important to introduce courses linked to these aspects in various educational levels. The impact of a course on a group of high school students using ICT through Canvas Instructure platform as a pedagogical tool was analyzed. For the development of the course, the theoretical, practical and pedagogical elements necessary were previously investigated through the analysis of study programs and surveys with teachers involved in Environmental Education in High School level. The contents of the course were related to information about the Sustainability Orientation. The course was implemented through an intentional sample with 25 students between 15-18 years of age with high school studies with an experimental design of a pre-test, the course and post-test. The results were analyzed through a qualitative analysis using the Atlas.ti Software and a quantification of the frequency of responses obtained. In general, the results indicate that there was an increase in knowledge of the subjects in the evaluation of the Post-Test when compared with the results obtained in the Pre-Test, mainly in the diversity and complexity of the answers. For the discussion of the results, similar investigations on Environmental Education, Sustainability Orientation and Environmental Citizenship were considered.

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A. Corres, E. Diez Martinez (2018) THE EFFECT OF A COURSE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS USING ICT: A HOLISTIC APPROACH, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 970-976.
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