Saturday 26 November 2022. 11:15am - 11:45am

Xin Wang, De-Sheng Guo, Ke-Xin Xiong, Wei-Yin Chang

A comparative study of environmental literacy of STEM among elementary students in China

Contact Author: Wei-Yin Chang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

a College of Forestry, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, 350002, Fuzhou, China


Within the range of STEM contexts, environmental education provides students opportunities to develop a wide range of STEM skills through advancing systems thinking on solving practical problems from the perspective of sustainable development. The North American Association for Environmental Education and relevant partners is developing programs to advance the integration of environmental education into STEM learning for youth. The development of environmental literacy is the end-goal of environmental education, to which has been attached great importance by the Chinese government under the background of ecological civilization construction. However, the evidence of the current environmental literacy of elementary students in China is limited and mixed, restricting the improvement of environmental education programs to cultivate participants and potential policymakers in future society affairs. Therefore, the study investigated the role of depositions and competencies in the relationship between knowledge and behaviors and how environmental literacy varied in Mainland China and Taiwan.