Environmental Ethics

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Wongchantra, Prayoon, Prasart Nuangchalerm, 2011. Effects of Environmental Ethics Infusion Instruction on Knowledge and Ethics of Undergraduate Students. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences 5 (1): 73-77.

It’s not easy to define what environmental literacy is, but based on discussions of (Schneider, 1997) and (Bobick, 2001), we can say that environmental literacy is the capability for a contextual and detailed understanding of an environmental problem in order to enable analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and ultimately sound and informed decision making at a citizen's level. This means that "environmentally literate" students will have the knowledge, tools, and sensitivity to properly address an environmental problem in their professional capacity, and to routinely include the environment as one of the considerations in their work and daily living.

With the aim of studying the environmental knowledge and environmental ethics of undergraduate students enrolled in environmental technology of the Mahasarakham University in Thailand during the 1st semester of academic year 2008, the authors tried to compare the total scores of two groups of students based on the teaching method, the control group and the experimental group, with 30 students each group; likewise, comparing the results of the total scores of the said two groups based on sexes.

Meanwhile, the participants of this study were selected by a simple random sampling technique dividing the 60 students into two groups; an experimental group of 30 students who were subjected to environmental ethics infusion method and the control group of another 30 students who used the traditional method. Noticeably, no data were given as to the number of female or male students used for each group. Thus, there is no way to establish conclusion that such sex group, either male or female, is more environmentally knowledgeable than the other. Morever, the traditional method was not clearly outlined...
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