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Pilot test to validate materials of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Education Program -2013

2013

Abstract

 

The Mario Molina Center (MMC) has as part of its objectives to collaborate on education and inform society everything related to the causes, effects and solutions to climate change. For this reason it has developed an Education Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, consisting of materials aimed at teachers and students in middle school. These materials, in addition to informing about climate change, are designed to promote critical thinking and inspire students to discover science through an effective teaching model. In order to validate the materials within the targeted population, and to assess the content and methods of monitoring and evaluating, a pilot test was carried out. The results indicate that even though it has a positive impact in terms of changing attitudes towards the environment by the participants, the context of public education, the plans and program structure, and teacher academic training, restrict the scope of the original proposal posed by the MMC. It will therefore be necessary to establish a mechanism for teacher training which addresses both the issues of content and pedagogical approach. It is also essential to carry out a new loom on the depth and relevance of certain content, adjustments on instructions and carrying out certain activities, as well as the consolidation of observed aspects in the test in order to conduct a successful implementation of the program.

 

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MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Prolongacion Paseo de los Laureles No. 458, Despacho 406
Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Cuajimalpa, C.P. 05120, Mexico, D.F.
Telephone: +00 (52-55) 9177 1670