Recognition of Korean Pre-service Elementary Teachers Concerning Environment Class

환경수업에 대한 예비초등교사의 인식

  • Kim, Dong-Uk (Department of Science Education, Daegu National University of Education) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Hoon (Center for Green Fusion Technology and Department of Engineering in Energy & Applied Chemistry, Silla University)
  • 김동욱 (대구교육대학교 과학교육과) ;
  • 김성훈 (신라대학교 에너지응용화학과)
  • Received : 2014.05.29
  • Accepted : 2014.08.19
  • Published : 2014.08.29


Recognition of Korean pre-service elementary school teachers concerning the factor for the environmental class was investigated and analyzed by the factorial analysis. Korean pre-service elementary school teachers are aware of the factor of 'participation in environment' as well as the factor of 'environmental knowledge' for the environmental class. Furthermore, they had a very positive attitude about the factor of 'participation in environment'.


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