HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 2 no. 1 (2012)

Teaching Environmental Education in Raising Pupils' Environmental Awareness: A Process Approach

Gaudencio M. Alaya-ay | Rolando C. Cuizon | Exequel Tadeo Tagum

Discipline: Social Science



This study aimed at determining the level of community environmental awareness and concept among selected Grade VI pupils in Northeast II-A Central School and Catalino Sumile Memorial School, Dalipuga, Iligan City, Philippines. The former was taught environmental concepts through process approach using video and hands-on while the latter the traditional classroom instruction method. This study utilized the descriptive-correlational and inferential research design since the relationship and the differences between respondents’ profile and their community environment awareness level were tested at the 0.05 level of significance. The study utilized the following statistical techniques to analyze the gathered data: frequency and percentages, mean, standard deviation, likelihood ratio test, independent T-test and F-test. Findings reveal that there is a significant difference between the posttest results of the two groups wherein the process approach created better posttest results than the traditional approach. It also showed that the family income and the parent’s educational attainment have significant relationship with the posttest results of the respondents. Therefore, using process approach in teaching environmental concepts produces better academic achievement in pupils. It is also one way of increasing community environmental awareness in pupils whose young minds can be molded to become environmental advocates assuring sustainable future for next generations.