Application and Evaluation of Ecological Footprint as an Environmental Education Tool

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Year-Number: 2010-Volume 2, Issue 1

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The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of ecological footprint applications used as a tool of environmental education on changing the awareness, attitudes and behaviours of prospective science and technology teachers towards environment and sustainable life. The research was applied on 49 third grade prospective science and technology teachers studying in Gazi University Faculty of Education Science Education Program. In the research, “Environmental Education Survey” was used as data collection tool. In the analysis of statistical data, correlation method and paired samples t-Test were used. It was seen that awareness, attitude and behaviour points of the prospective science and technology teachers rose on the phase of post-test. That result shows that applying ecological footprint is an environmental education tool effective in changing the awareness, attitudes and behaviours of the prospective science and technology teachers towards environment and sustainable life.

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The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of ecological footprint applications used as a tool of environmental education on changing the awareness, attitudes and behaviours of prospective science and technology teachers towards environment and sustainable life. The research was applied on 49 third grade prospective science and technology teachers studying in Gazi University Faculty of Education Science Education Program. In the research, “Environmental Education Survey” was used as data collection tool. In the analysis of statistical data, correlation method and paired samples t-Test were used. It was seen that awareness, attitude and behaviour points of the prospective science and technology teachers rose on the phase of post-test. That result shows that applying ecological footprint is an environmental education tool effective in changing the awareness, attitudes and behaviours of the prospective science and technology teachers towards environment and sustainable life.

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