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ALTERIDAD.Revista de Educación

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GAVILANES CAPELO, Raisa Michelle  and  TIPAN BARROS, Boris Genaro. Environmental Education as a strategy to face climate change. Alteridad [online]. 2021, vol.16, n.2, pp.286-298. ISSN 1390-8642.

The global environmental crisis that humanity is facing involves the creation of efforts that contribute towards greater socio-ecological resilience, which can face the consequences of these changes that are affecting the planet at a local, regional and global level. These mechanisms seek for society to acquire greater knowledge and skills, to achieve an ecological culture that leads to a sustainable relationship with nature. In this context, this research paper aims to determine the effect that environmental education has had as a strategy that contributes to mitigation and adaptation to climate change. This investigation was carried out through working with students, teachers, and authorities from three educational institutions in the city of Cuenca. It was necessary to apply a study from two approaches, quantitative with the application of surveys to students and their teachers, and qualitative with an in-depth interview to the headmasters and coordinators of each high school. The results were statistically examined in the case of the surveys, and the interviews’ contents were properly analyzed. The obtained information was used to establish guidelines that can help to change the traditional way in which environmental education is being undertaken nowadays, this part defines strategies, approaches, and methodologies to be worked in a transversal and holistic way within the curriculum program of the educational centers of this research.

Keywords : Resilience; environmental education; sustainability; climate change; socio-ecology.

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