Pre-service teachers' understanding of environment

Selvi M. , Yildiz K.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.13, sa.9, ss.903-905, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.903-905


Teachers play an important role in enhancing the quality of environmental education in schools. For teaching to be effective, teacher-trainees should have a clear conception of the subject they are going to teach. Therefore, it is essential to assess pre-service teachers' conceptions. The aim of this study was to investigate pre-service teachers' understanding of environment. In the present study, the written responses given by teacher-trainees to an open-ended question as to what they understand by the term "environment" were analysed. Student teachers' understandings are juxtaposed and findings are discussed for environmental education.