ECE Educator Training: How to Develop Literacy and Environment Education for Children?

  • Titi Chandrawati Universitas Terbuka
  • Siti Aisyah Universitas Terbuka

Abstract

Loving the environment is a character that must be instilled in children from an early age. This study aims to describe how efforts to instil love for the environment in preschool. This research uses a collaboration action research method with the intervention of providing information and motivation about the importance of environmental education for ECE educators. The participants were the ECE community represented by eleven ECE teachers in the Tangerang, Sawangan Bogor, Medan, and Batam areas. Data collection was carried out by focus group discussions and interviews as well as the delivery of information related to learning and environmental literacy for children through online meetings. Content analysis was used to interpret the data in this study. The findings of this study indicate that the provision of information and motivation to eleven ECE teachers can make the eleven teachers form the spirit and knowledge of teachers to develop learning and teaching environmental literacy in early childhood classes. The teachers are also trying to green the school environment by planting trees and making various learning activities with the children to get to know and love the environment better.

Keywords:  ECE educators training, environmental literacy, environmental education

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Published
2022-04-30
How to Cite
Chandrawati, T., & Aisyah, S. (2022). ECE Educator Training: How to Develop Literacy and Environment Education for Children?. Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini, 16(1), 133 - 148. https://doi.org/10.21009/JPUD.161.09