Keywords: social representations, environmental attitudes, environmental knowledge, teachers, elementary education, civilisation, environmental education, Mexico
Social representation of the way to interact with environment of the elementary school teachers of the Puebla's municipality (Mexico)
This work describes the concept of environmental education and civilisation model transmitted by teachers in elementary schools at Puebla's municipality. The analysis of this problem grounds on the theory of social representations within a structural approach. The research was carried out in four different phases: analysis of knowledge and environmental attitudes of elementary students; civilisation's elements and educational models desired by elementary teachers; assessment of environmental education by teachers, considering the parameters defined by them; workshops conducted with teachers to determine their concept of progress. Results revealed that children and teachers have a general concern about environmental problems. This concern is based in few data. They have constructed a 'thematic language' that allows them to talk superficially about the environmental problems.