Year 2020, Volume 8 , Issue 4, Pages 1411 - 1425 2020-12-15

The aim of this paper was to explore how and why senior phase teachers are capable or incapable of integrating environmental education in teaching and learning process. From anecdotal evidence during the work integrated learning process, it was observed that teachers do not necessarily integrate environmental education, and this became the purpose of the study to find out why they do not. Consequently, a research method used was qualitative interpretative multiple case study design in one of the districts of the Mpumalanga province in South Africa. We selected three teachers who separately teach life orientation, natural sciences, and technology in grade 7 as participants from the schools. Data collection tools were interviews and observations. Teachers were interviewed in their schools and some of their lessons were observed. Data was analysed using a typology approach. We inferred from the results and findings of the paper that these teachers had problems with the integration of environmental education. The problems ranged from the lack of understanding of what is environmental education to misconceptions of the concepts of environment and environmental education. With these challenges it is not surprising that even the ones that could integrate were not aware that they did integrate environmental education. It is therefore suggested that it was not a lost cause at all as they had glimpses of how to integrate environmental education which argues well for the recommendation that the micro foundation of in-service interventions to capacitate teachers on how to integrate environmental education across all the subjects should be done. Further studies are recommended on the effectiveness of the in-service workshops that focuses on the integration of environmental education.
Environmental education, , Environment, , Teacher knowledge, , Integration, Learning environment
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Published Date December 2020
Journal Section Differentiated Instruction
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-4406-7795
Author: Lettah SİKHOSANA
Institution: university of South Africa
Country: South Africa


Orcid: 0000-0002-0827-5688
Author: Awelani V MUDAU (Primary Author)
Institution: University of South Africa
Country: South Africa


Orcid: 0000-0002-0608-8301
Author: Sıkhulıle Bongınkosı MSEZANE
Institution: university of South Africa
Country: South Africa


Thanks Advised by Prof Awelani V Mudau and Mr Sikhulile B Msezane. We also appreciate three participants (teachers) and the principal of the schools where this research was conducted. The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest concerning the research, authorship, or publication of this article.
Dates

Publication Date : December 15, 2020

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APA Si̇khosana, L , Mudau, A , Msezane, S . (2020). Insights into the integration of environmental education in the senior phase . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists , 8 (4) , 1411-1425 . DOI: 10.17478/jegys.750519
MLA Si̇khosana, L , Mudau, A , Msezane, S . "Insights into the integration of environmental education in the senior phase" . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 8 (2020 ): 1411-1425 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jegys/issue/56816/750519>
Chicago Si̇khosana, L , Mudau, A , Msezane, S . "Insights into the integration of environmental education in the senior phase". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 8 (2020 ): 1411-1425
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AMA Si̇khosana L , Mudau A , Msezane S . Insights into the integration of environmental education in the senior phase. JEGYS. 2020; 8(4): 1411-1425.
Vancouver Si̇khosana L , Mudau A , Msezane S . Insights into the integration of environmental education in the senior phase. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists. 2020; 8(4): 1411-1425.
IEEE L. Si̇khosana , A. Mudau and S. Msezane , "Insights into the integration of environmental education in the senior phase", Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1411-1425, Dec. 2020, doi:10.17478/jegys.750519