Teachers and the communication of climate change science: a critical partnership in Australia

Boon, Helen (2014) Teachers and the communication of climate change science: a critical partnership in Australia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 116. pp. 1006-1010.

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Climate change science is part of the Australian National Curriculum. Understanding current perceptions of climate change among pre-service teachers and the Australian public is important for designing effective teacher training on climate change communication. This study employed a survey to examine self-reported knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards climate change among adults (n=1240) and pre-service teachers (n=156) in regional Australia. Results highlight knowledge and understanding gaps of climate change science in pre-service teachers and mistrust of sources of climate change information in the general public. Implications of these findings are discussed within the context of teacher training and climate science communication.

Item ID: 32805
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1877-0428
Keywords: climate change knowledge, climate change communication, pre-service tearchers
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This is an open access article published under a CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 license.

Funders: NCCARF
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 05:33
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 60%
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