Bicol University R&D Journal

Official Refereed Journal of Bicol University

4500 Legazpi City,Philippines

Print ISSN: 0016-4139       Online ISSN: 2719-082X

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Vol 26, Issue 1
August 2023

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Teacher Education

Assessment of Environmental Education Materials for Specialization Courses in the Teacher Education Curriculum

Publisher: Bicol University
Abstract

The teacher education programs and teacher educators have crucial roles in reorienting education for sustainability (Hopkins & McKeown, 2005), and the development and production of environmental education (EE) materials is a relevant strategy to promote EE (RA 9512, 2008). Thus, the endeavor to mainstream EE in the Teacher Education curriculum is deemed significant. This study used the developmental-descriptive-evaluative method of research. This study aimed to review the Teacher Education curriculum to identify entry points of EE integration, assess Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) EE materials, and develop and validate exemplar session plans with EE integration in selected specialization courses. Data were gathered using documentary analysis, an assessment of DENR EE materials, and proposed session plans using a rubric. Results reveal that the number of points of integration and its ratio to the number of courses show the adequacy for mainstreaming EE in Teacher Education courses. The DENR EE materials used as instructional materials for EE integration in the proposed lessons are found to be appropriate, relevant, flexible, and useful. The proposed session plans, which integrated EE in the different parts of the lesson, were rated excellent by the jurors and therefore served as acceptable and relevant materials for mainstreaming EE in the Teacher Education curriculum. Further validation of the session plans through pilot-testing and compilation of these materials as a toolkit for environmental educators are recommended.


Rebecca Rosario O. Bercasio
Michelle B. Gayo

Curricular Review
Environmental Education Materials
Pre-service Training. Teacher Education Program
Validation of EE Materials

August 12, 2023
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