Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Sixth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Preliminary study on the awareness of the SDGs in future primary school teachers
Ana Mercedes Vernia-Carrasco, Victoria Pastor-Fuentes, Miguel A. López-Navarro

Last modified: 28-04-2020


This preliminary study has been carried out with the objective of knowing the sensitivity and implication of future primary school teachers regarding the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The questionnaire used was translated from the work of Niklas Gericke et al. (2018), some questions elaborated on the basis of UNESCO's definition of sustainable development, aimed at knowing the awareness that people show towards sustainability. In the proposal of these authors, knowledge, attitudes and environmental, social and economic behavior were measured. In our study, whose representative sample has been 3rd grade students in primary school teacher, of the Jaume I University, the same parameters have been used. The results we found were positive to the extent that we showed that the sample has an acceptable knowledge, as well as an implication and responsibility on the subject. As conclusions, we can highlight the need to include the subject in teacher training, with the aim of improving, not only awareness and responsibility in the climatic situation, but also in people's quality of life, the use of Material resources in addition to promoting educational, social and personal values, as a way of prevention and positive actions connected with the 17 SDGs.

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