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Identification of Levels of Sustainable Consciousness of Teachers in Training through an E-Portfolio

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Department of Research Methods and Diagnosis in Education, University of Seville, 41013 Seville, Spain
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Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism, University of Macerata, 62100 Macerata, Italy
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Department of Communication and Education, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, 41014 Seville, Spain
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Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3700; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103700
Received: 3 August 2018 / Revised: 22 September 2018 / Accepted: 11 October 2018 / Published: 15 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue ICT in Education and Sustainable Futures)
The contents of Education for Sustainable Development should be included in teachers’ initial and advanced training programs. A sustainable consciousness is one of the main foundations for determining the key competences for sustainability. However, there are not many empirical studies that deal with consciousness from education. In this context, the e-portfolio appears as a tool that promotes reflection and critical thinking, which are key competences for consciousness development. This work intends to propose a categorization system to extract types of consciousness and identify the levels of consciousness of teachers in training. For this research work, which is of an eminently qualitative nature, we have selected 25 e-portfolios of students (teachers in pre-service training) in the last year of the School of Education at the University of Macerata (Italy). The qualitative methodological procedure that was followed enabled deducing three bases that shape the consciousness of teachers in training: thinking, representation of reality, and type of consciousness. We concluded that the attainment of a sustainable consciousness in teachers requires activating and developing higher levels of thinking, as well as a projective and macrostructural representation of reality. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; consciousness; education; e-portfolios; ICT sustainability; consciousness; education; e-portfolios; ICT
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Colás-Bravo, P.; Magnoler, P.; Conde-Jiménez, J. Identification of Levels of Sustainable Consciousness of Teachers in Training through an E-Portfolio. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3700. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103700

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Colás-Bravo P, Magnoler P, Conde-Jiménez J. Identification of Levels of Sustainable Consciousness of Teachers in Training through an E-Portfolio. Sustainability. 2018; 10(10):3700. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103700

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Colás-Bravo, Pilar, Patrizia Magnoler, and Jesús Conde-Jiménez. 2018. "Identification of Levels of Sustainable Consciousness of Teachers in Training through an E-Portfolio" Sustainability 10, no. 10: 3700. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103700

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