Establishing the Professional Competence Indicators for Taiwanese Teachers in Education for Sustainable Development (77895)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Pei-I Chou

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 10:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The aim of this research is to create a set of indicators that can measure the professional competencies of Taiwanese teachers and educators in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Teachers play a critical role in steering society and schools towards sustainability by fostering learners to acquire knowledge, values, and competencies necessary to promote sustainable development. The Delphi technique was used in this study, where multiple questionnaires were sent to experts to obtain quantitative and qualitative judgments that resulted in convergent opinions. The research referred to Taiwan's teacher-professional competence framework and infused elements of recent ESD research and international organizations' policies to develop a questionnaire. The importance of each item was divided into 5-point scale, and the details of expert evaluation and revision opinions were compiled. Ten ESD researchers from Taiwan's northern, center, and southern areas, comprising five men and five women, were asked to offer professional advice. They assessed the importance of the indicators and provided suggestions for revision. After two rounds of investigation, integrating quantitative analysis and qualitative details, a set of highly important and consistent indicators was obtained. This set includes eight main indicators and 33 sub-indicators that cover the dimensions of cognition, affection, and skills. The mean of the indicators exceeded 4.30, and the standard deviation ranged between .32 and .85. The findings of this research can serve as a reference for Taiwanese teacher education in the development of ESD curriculum and teaching activities, as well as in the planning of teacher training evaluation and verification.

Pei-I Chou, The National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Pei-I Chou is currently a professor at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan.

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