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Title: Assessment of Environmental Literacy
Authors: Dias, Alexandre
Figueiredo, Margarida
Chaves, Humberto
Neves, José
Vicente, Henrique
Editors: Domenech, Josep
Merello, Paloma
de la Poza, Elena
Keywords: Environmental Literacy
Artificial Neural Networks
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València
Citation: Dias, A., Figueiredo, M., Chaves, H., Neves, J. & Vicente, H., Assessment of Environmental Literacy. In J. Domenech, P. Merello & E. de la Poza Eds., Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’ 2021), pp. 799–807, Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain, 2021.
Abstract: Nowadays, the issues related with environment preservation assume an increasing importance. Progressively, more sustainable solutions/techniques are being developed to combat environmental destruction. The decision to include themes related to the environment in the curriculum of technological courses in higher education aims to promote more sustainable behaviors and in an indirect way, increase the environmental literacy of the population. Thus, this study aims to evaluate the environmental literacy focusing on four topics, i.e., air pollution, water pollution, global warming, and energy resources. For this purpose, a questionnaire was developed and applied to a convenience sample, formed by individuals of both genders, aged between 20 and 81 years old. The questionnaire intended to collect data to characterize the sample and assess the literacy regarding environmental issues. In order to carry out the environmental literacy assessment, the respondents were asked to express their degree of agreement with some statements related with the environmental themes mentioned above. The data collected was analyzed using data mining tools. The results suggest that the population’s literacy is satisfactory in relation to some issues, but insufficient in relation to others, equally important, but less disseminated.
ISBN: 978-84-9048-975-8
Type: article
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