Assessing climate literacy awareness among pre-service teachers in Asian education University: Knowledge, attitudes, and opportunities for advancement

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Assessing climate literacy awareness among pre-service teachers in Asian education University: Knowledge, attitudes, and opportunities for advancement

Mary Joy M. Bejerano, Abigail Gomez, Maricris Serquillos, Francis Thaise A. Cimene, Mariquit M. Obrero, Ryan Jayson V. Delos Reyes
J. Bio. Env. Sci.24( 3), 1-8, March 2024.
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Abstract

Among pre-service teachers in Asia, the goal of this study is to assess the level of climate literacy awareness that exists among them. Three hundred students who are in their last year of study at Asian Education University are among the participants. These students come from a total of twelve different faculties at the university. An tool known as a questionnaire is utilized in order to collect information for the purpose of this investigation. There are four different variables that are included in the questionnaire: knowledge, attitudes, abilities, and practices regarding climate change adaptation and mitigation. A stratified sampling approach is implemented in the procedure whenever it is feasible to do so. It is possible to draw the conclusion, on the basis of the findings, that there is a substantial amount of information and attitudes concerning the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, which shows that there are sufficient levels of awareness. Despite the fact that the levels of talents and practices in these areas are relatively low, it is clear that there is opportunity for advancement in these areas. Even if students have a high level of knowledge and a positive attitude, it seems that they still have room for improvement in terms of their practical talents and their potential to utilize techniques of climate change adaptation and mitigation. This is the case even when students have a positive attitude. The outcomes of the study indicate that efforts undertaken by the government, instructors, and educational institutions to increase students’ academic performance have been successful.

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