Special Issue "Water Literacy and Education"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 August 2020.
Interests: water; climate; K-12; undergraduate; education
Societies today face an array of global, water-related challenges. Socio-hydrological issues (SHIs) such as these provide a strong rationale for the importance of systemic water education efforts aimed at cultivating water literacy among learners—the global citizens of today and tomorrow—in formal, non-formal, and informal contexts spanning the continuum of Pre-K to gray. To effectively engage in the socio-hydrological systems of which they are a part, learners should develop a robust understanding of (1) core hydrological concepts and (2) their social, cultural, economic, and political dimensions. In this Special Issue of Water, we invite contributions documenting research on the design, implementation, and impact of innovative water education programs that address these goals. Such programs might include K-12 or postsecondary curricula or courses, outreach programs with youth or adults, preservice teacher education, and/or professional development with K-12 educators, informal educators, or postsecondary faculty, each of which may focus on education about some aspect(s) of natural and/or managed water systems. Collectively, this Special Issue will showcase the current state of research on teaching and learning about water and efforts to cultivate water literacy through a diverse multitude of strategies and approaches. It will also highlight important areas of need for future water education endeavors and associated education research and/or program evaluation.
Prof. Dr. Cory T. Forbes
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Water literacy
- Water education
- Education research
- Program evaluation