Transversal Environmental Competence of Teacher as a Result of Education for Sustainable Development


Liubov E. Khaludorova, Doctor of Sciences (Pedagogy), Associate Professor of Department of the Humanities, ORCID, Buryat Republican Institute of Educational Policy

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Abstract. Introduction. The relevance of developing a transversal environmental competence in teachers of various subjects is determined by the global challenges of the time, and the current state of educational development. The study aims to justify the need to form the transversal environmental competence in teachers of different subjects.

Materials and methods. The paper discusses theoretical foundations of the phenomenon of transversal environmental competence of the teacher, and substantiates the independence of this competency. Experiments have been made to prove the effectiveness of the development of a transversal environmental competence in the teacher. The methods employed in the study also included questionnaires “Questions to yourself,” and a monographic description.

The results of the study. An analysis of empirical material concluded that most teachers do not have sufficient knowledge and skills related to the issues of education to promote sustainable development. This is due to the fact that the environmental competence of the teacher is considered separately from their professional competencies. Therefore, it is necessary to build such environmental competence of teachers, which can help them solve worldview, methodological and axiological problems of self-identification, self-determination, self-actualization, and self-development in a society in the interests of sustainable development. In this regard, the appropriateness of introducing the concept of a “transversal environmental competence” in the pedagogical thesaurus has been experimentally proved.

Conclusion. The practical value of the study lies in the improvement of the environmental competence in teachers of various subjects.

Keywords: professional competence, transversal environmental competence, environmental education, construction, sustainable development.

For citation: Khaludorova L. E. Transversal Environmental Competence of Teacher as a Result of Education for Sustainable Development. Pedagogicheskiy IMIDZH = Pedagogical IMAGE. 2020; 14(4): 658–668. DOI: 10.32343/2409-5052-2020-14-4-658-668

UDС: 378.14

DOI: 10.32343/2409-5052-2020-14-4-658-668


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