Which subjects contribute to the teaching of cross-curricular topic Environmental Education at elementary schools in Czechia?

  • Tomáš Matějček Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Czechia; Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Phyisical Geography and Geoecology, Czechia; J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, Czechia
  • Jan Bartoš Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Czechia
  • Silvie R. Kučerová J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, Czechia
Keywords: curricula; elementary school; geographical education; environmental education; cross-curricular subject; Czechia

Abstract

This article summarizes the results of the research focused on the realization of the cross-curricular subject Environmental Educa-tion (CCSEE) at elementary schools (pupils’ age 6–15 years) in Czechia. The introduction of cross-curricular subjects into the Czech educational system is linked to curricular reform and it has been implemented in Czech schools since 2007. CCSEE is one of the six currently implemented cross-curricular topics. The main objective of the present study is to determine which school subjects are involved in its implementation. The study was conducted through an internet questionnaire and responses were received from 640 schools. Data were processed by basic statistical methods. A school typology depending on the subjects involved in implementing EE was developed with the help of cluster analysis. The research shows that EE is implemented through most subjects, but their representation varies considerably for individual schools.

Published
2020-10-21
How to Cite
Matějček, T., Bartoš, J., & Kučerová, S. (2020). Which subjects contribute to the teaching of cross-curricular topic Environmental Education at elementary schools in Czechia?. AUC Geographica, 55(2), 200-209. https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2020.14
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