Environmental Education: From Teacher Analysis and Perception

  • Ni Wayan Ekayanti PSP Biology, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar
  • Gusti Ayu Dewi Setiawati PSP Biology, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar

Abstract

Environmental education is important because it will become the basis for a caring attitude towards the environment. The research
objective was to analyze the biology teacher's perceptions of environment-based learning. This research is a qualitative descriptive study using an observation design and semi-structured interview guidelines for three teachers who teach biology in high schools. The research was conducted from March to June 2020. Data collection was carried out by observation, semi-structured interviews, FGD, notes, and voice recordings. Data were analyzed using the Miles and Huberman model. The results showed that there were differences perception of biology teachers when the interview was conducted. The first interview shows the teacher chooses aspects of learning material, while the second interview shows the teacher prefers
aspects of the learning model in emphasizing environmental education. The results of the FGD show that environmental-based research studies can provide opportunities for students to hone their psychomotor skills and care for the environment, as well as provide opportunities for teachers to be able to apply environment-based learning models. This research concludes that biology teachers have different perceptions, but tend to be positive that environment-based learning is very effective in building student attitudes and concerns about the environment.

Published
2020-11-30