Determining the pre-service teachers’ levels of awareness for environmental problems

Çelikler D., Aksan Z.

Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, vol.2015, pp.127-132, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2015
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-132
  • Keywords: Awareness, Environmental problems, Pre-service teachers, Science education
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine the levels of awareness of the pre-service science teachers for environmental problems. A total of 136 pre-service teachers, who are studying in the third and fourth grade of Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, participated in this study. Data in the study was collected using the 44-item scale called “Awareness Scale for Environmental Problems” developed by Güven and Aydoğdu (2012). When the results of the study were evaluated, it was found that the Pre-Service Science Teachers’ awareness for environmental problems showed a significant difference in favor of the fourth grade according to the class [U = 693.000, p <.05] and in favor of female students according to gender [U = 1556.500, p <.001].