Abstract

Lessons on satoyama environmental education were held for undergraduate students who are training to be educators. The lessons blend inquirybased learning through research using ICT tools and experiential learning in a complementary manner. Students learn about the underlying concepts about the environment from a global perspective through inquiry-based learning; experiential learning can encourage students to get involved with the environment at the local level and also develop abilities and skills to conduct classes in environmental education. This paper investigated which activities in the lessons were effective in increasing their awareness of abilities. With awareness of abilities listed in the rows and activities listed in the column, responses of students are created as a cross-tabulation table. Cluster analysis is conducted for the table to find some ability clusters and some activity clusters. Using table constructed by ability and activity cluster, ?2 test and residual analysis show activities useful for improving abilities. “Activities related to presentation in the classroom” are effective in improving awareness related to abilities to listen and evaluate. “Activities related to ICT use” are effective in improving awareness related to computer and of abilities to present.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2020)

  • Date of Conference: 23-25 November 2020
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2020.0022
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-22-8
  • Conference Location: London, UK