QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY AMONG PRE-SERVICE PRIMARY TEACHERS
University J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:Environmental literacy is usually defined as a combination of different dimensions (knowledge, attitudes, behavior, etc.). Similar situation is in the field of technological literacy. There is just a little known about interactions and influences between these two literacies. How is one affecting other? Is there a connection between them? How to assess this connection? When and why do people act environmentally or technologically? These are the questions the article wanted to answer. The design of the research is qualitative. The series of interviews was conducted among Czech pre-service teachers of primary school of all grades. The interviews were analyzed and the results are presented in a standard way. The results show that the relationship between the environmental and technical literacy is not clear and easy to read, but there are “contact areas” that should be focused on in the future research. The conclusion of the article is proposal for quantitative research containing research questions and hypothesis.
Keywords: Environmental literacy, technological literacy, pre-service teachers, primary school, qualitative research.