Title Identification of Levels of Sustainable Consciousness of Teachers in Training through an E-Portfolio
Authors Colas-Bravo, Pilar, Magnoler, Patrizia, CONDE JIMÉNEZ, JESÚS, CONDE JIMÉNEZ, JESÚS
External publication No
Means Sustainability
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 2
JCR Impact 2.59200
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85055007713&doi=10.3390%2fsu10103700&partnerID=40&md5=d31d99f8dc5a9635d596b31e7a1919c3
Publication date 01/10/2018
ISI 000448559400342
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85055007713
DOI 10.3390/su10103700
Abstract The contents of Education for Sustainable Development should be included in teachers' initial and advanced training programs. A sustainable consciousness is one of the main foundations for determining the key competences for sustainability. However, there are not many empirical studies that deal with consciousness from education. In this context, the e-portfolio appears as a tool that promotes reflection and critical thinking, which are key competences for consciousness development. This work intends to propose a categorization system to extract types of consciousness and identify the levels of consciousness of teachers in training. For this research work, which is of an eminently qualitative nature, we have selected 25 e-portfolios of students (teachers in pre-service training) in the last year of the School of Education at the University of Macerata (Italy). The qualitative methodological procedure that was followed enabled deducing three bases that shape the consciousness of teachers in training: thinking, representation of reality, and type of consciousness. We concluded that the attainment of a sustainable consciousness in teachers requires activating and developing higher levels of thinking, as well as a projective and macrostructural representation of reality.
Keywords sustainability; consciousness; education; e-portfolios; ICT
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