Application and Evaluation of Water Environmental Education Program using Streams

소하천 물 환경교육 프로그램의 적용 및 평가

  • Received : 2011.03.16
  • Accepted : 2011.05.13
  • Published : 2011.06.30

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to apply and evaluate the Water Environmental Education Program Using Streams(WEES) to pre-service teachers. WEES is developed to help the teachers increase their professionalism of incorporating a local environment into their inquiry teaching. The subjects of the study include the juniors of the Environmental Education Major at the Korea National University of Education. For the purpose this study, educational criticism about WEES was performed. The subject students were observed throughout the program application, after which a survey and in-depth interviews were carried out. As a result, the implementation elements and content organization of the WEES were found to be implemented in the application process in a satisfying level. In the content organization of the program, the preliminary preparation, visual assessment, and inquiry planning were organically connected with each other for inquiry purposes. The Intrinsic value of environmental education was also demonstrated in the implementation elements and content organization. Overall, the stream turned out to have a great value of environmental education and a potential as a place and material for environmental education. The great significance of the study can be found in that WEES took into account not only the characteristics of the ENVISION based on the watershed concept, but also the situations of Korea's environmental education and exploration from the perspective of environmental studies.