Formation of sustainable development competencies in primary school children

Authors

  • Iryna Levchyk Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Humanities Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz ul. Toruńska 55-57, 85-023, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Hanna Chaikovska Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Primary and Preschool Education Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University
  • Oleksandra Yankovych Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz (Poland), Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Humanities
  • Iryna Kuzma Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Inclusive Education Ternopil Regional Municipal Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education vul. Hromnytskoho 1, Ternopil, Ukraine
  • Tetiana Rozhko-Pavlyshyn Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Primary and Preschool Education Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2021.2.341.360

Keywords:

education for sustainable development, competences, primary education, methods of competencies formation

Abstract

Aim. The article provides a new solution to the problem of the formation of sustainable development competencies in primary school students. The objective of the article is to substantiate the method of forming sustainable development competencies in primary school students and to reflect it in the model.

Methods. The main research methods are observation, test, interview, questionnaire, analysis of media works, expert evaluation, and pedagogical experiment. A set of diagnostic tools has been specified.

Results and Conclusions. The efficiency of the developed technique has been proved with the results obtained from the experiment: the partnership of teachers, students and parents contributes to sustainability competencies formation; implementation of common areas of media education and education for sustainable development evidenced to feasibility of the research, namely: education in legal, economic aspects, creation of media products with a projection to sustainable development, learning critical perception of mass media information, sustainability goals orientation. Due to the introduction of the experimental methodology, the number of students with high (12.07%) and satisfactory (14.65%) levels of the key competencies in the field of sustainable development increased against the background of a decrease in the number of respondents with sufficient (12.93%) and low (13.79%) levels.

Originality. Emphasis is placed on the features of the designed methodology: application of partnership pedagogy and pedagogy of empowerment, integration of education for sustainable development with media education, compliance with a number of pedagogical conditions, forms and methods.

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Author Biographies

Iryna Levchyk, Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Humanities Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz ul. Toruńska 55-57, 85-023, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Foreign Languages Department, having over 15 years’ experience in teaching English for professional purposes at the faculty of Psychology and Pedagogics. She is interested in Education for Sustainable Development, also she studies Metacognition in ESL teaching and currently is involved in project activity related to the practical aspects of Inclusion in ESL Methodology.

Hanna Chaikovska, Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Primary and Preschool Education Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Primary and Preschool Education, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology. She is author and co-author of scientific articles and conference presentations in the field of Education for Sustainable Development Goals, Environmental Education, Natural Sciences Teaching, Ecology Culture Formation.

Oleksandra Yankovych, Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz (Poland), Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Humanities

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Full Professor. Research interests cover the problems of preschool and primary education, history of pedagogy, future teacher training, development of educational technologies.

Iryna Kuzma , Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Inclusive Education Ternopil Regional Municipal Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education vul. Hromnytskoho 1, Ternopil, Ukraine

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, lecturer at the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Inclusive Education. She studies the issues of formation of media literacy of senior preschoolers and junior schoolchildren, as well as training kindergarten teachers and primary school teachers to carry out these activities.

Tetiana Rozhko-Pavlyshyn, Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Primary and Preschool Education Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Primary and Preschool Education. She is author of scientific articles and research papers in the field of Education for Sustainable Development Goals, upbringing of preschool children and issues related to the professional realization of future educators of preschool education institutions

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Published

2021-09-25

How to Cite

Levchyk, I., Chaikovska, H., Yankovych, O., Kuzma, I., & Rozhko-Pavlyshyn, T. (2021). Formation of sustainable development competencies in primary school children. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 12(2), 341–360. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2021.2.341.360