Impact of sustainability pedagogies on pre-service teachers' self-efficacy

Evans, Neus (Snowy), Tomas, Louisa, and Woods, Cindy (2016) Impact of sustainability pedagogies on pre-service teachers' self-efficacy. The Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 10 (2). pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

Education for sustainable development (ESD) espouses student-centred,transformative pedagogies that promote learning through active, participatory and experiential learning. Yet, traditional lectures provide limited opportunities for engaging students in such pedagogies. This article reports on the inclusion of sustainability pedagogies within the constraints of a traditional lecture to investigate the effect on pre-service teachers' selfreported ESD self-efficacy. A quasi-experimental, pre–post test design with a non-randomized control group was applied whereby lectures in the treatment group adopted sustainability pedagogies, in addition to the more traditional teaching methods employed in both groups. While a significant improvement was observed in pre-service teachers' ESD self-efficacy in both groups, there is no evidence to suggest that the inclusion of sustainability pedagogies is more effective for enhancing pre-service teachers' ESD self-efficacy than traditional, teacher-centred pedagogies alone. Participants reported that an increase in their knowledge and understanding of sustainability concepts most strongly influenced their ESD self-efficacy.

Item ID: 44343
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0973-4074
Keywords: education for sustainable development, environmental or sustainability education, teacher education, pre-service teacher education, sustainability pedagogies
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 02:46
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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