Perceptions of Teachers in Training on Water Issues and Their Relationship to the SDGs
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Sustainable Development GoalsEducation researchWater educationTeachingLearning
Ruiz-Garzón, F.; Olmos-Gómez, M.d.C.; Estrada-Vidal, L.I. Perceptions of Teachers in Training on Water Issues and Their Relationship to the SDGs. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5043. https:// doi.org/10.3390/su13095043
Sponsorship“Unidad de Excelencia de la Universidad de Granada (UGR): Desigualdad, Derechos Humanos y Sostenibilidad (DEHUSO)” [Unit of Excellence of the University of Granada (UGR): Inequality, Human Rights and Sustainability]
Water conservation is essential for any activity, as well as for the survival of both human and other living beings. It is commonly associated with access to clean water and sanitation, or even to unsustainable production and consumption, or sustainable cities and communities. However, there is increasing awareness of emerging issues related to water resources and their impact or relationship with other issues, such as climate change, access to food, health and well-being, or biodiversity (marine and terrestrial). Therefore, this study is aimed at understanding the perception of students of the Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education concerning water issues and their relationship Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs; number 2,3,6,11,12,13,14 and 15) in a coastal urban context. The study used a qualitative design, in which 59 student teachers were interviewed. The instrument was validated by 12 experts. The content analysis indicates that student teachers understand that there is an environmental problem in relation to water caused by human behaviour, and that its effects have an impact on other areas that are related to the SDGs included in the 2030 Agenda.