Assessment of Iran academic environmental education needs with climate change approach

Ahmadi, A ; Sharif University of Technology | 2020

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1007/s13762-020-02850-6
  3. Publisher: Springer , 2020
  4. Abstract:
  5. The main goal of environmental education program developers is to train resourceful experts to work, study and solve environmental issues. Thus, it is essential to conform educational knowledge and skills according to countries needs along with scientific and technological progress. The present study aimed to assess needs of educational programs by considering climate change issues in Iranian Universities. Therefore, needs of higher education sector have been identified and some recommendations were given in line with objectives of training programs. The study applied random selection method to determine a number of environmental professionals to answer the designed questioner. Delphi method was used for needs assessment. Consensus of experts, descriptive statistics, t test and analytical hierarchy process were used to analyze the collected data. Findings relevant to consensus of experts demonstrate the environmental and climate change education in related and unrelated environmental disciplines. The greatest degree of importance belongs to reforming educational deficiencies and introducing new courses on environment and climate change to unrelated disciplines. © 2020, Islamic Azad University (IAU)
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  7. Academic field ; Analytical hierarchy process ; Climate change ; Delphi method ; Environmental engineering ; Environmental protection ; Descriptive statistics ; Educational knowledge ; Educational program ; Environmental education ; Environmental issues ; Environmental professionals ; Technological progress
  8. Source: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology ; 2020
  9. URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13762-020-02850-6