PROMOTING STUDENT-TEACHERS’ PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOUR THROUGH ECOPEDAGOGY: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Wankyrshan Rymbai, S. M. Sungoh

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The purpose of the present study is to examine how ecopedagogy promote the pro-environmental behaviour of pre-service D.El.Ed. student-teachers in Meghalaya. An experimental method was employed with a pre-test post-test control group design. 190 student-teachers constituted the sample of the study. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for analysing the data. The finding revealed that rural student-teachers were having higher levels of pro-environmental behaviour which is also statistically significant as compared to urban counterparts. The result shows the existence of a significant difference in the effectiveness of ecopedagogy on pro-environmental behaviour of student-teachers of the experimental group. The study suggested the need for a model of teaching that rooted in ecopedagogy for promoting students’ pro-environmental behaviour and consciousness.


Keywords


Ecopedagogy, Pro-environmental behaviour, Student-teachers, District Institute of Education and Training, Diploma in Elementary Education.

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