Enhancing 21st Century Teachers Through Eco-Digital Pedagogy
Keywords:Ecopedagogy, Digital Pedagogy, Eco-Digital Pedagogy, 21st Century
Pedagogy plays an essential role in the learning process. Ecopedagogy and digital pedagogy are two of its derivatives. This study focuses on the combination of the two pedagogical models, namely Eco-Digital Pedagogy (EDY). It proposes to reveal the effectiveness of the implementation of the EDY model on the readiness of prospective 21st century teachers. This study's population was Geography students at Semarang State University (UNNES). The data obtained were tested by paired t-test and strengthened by the N-Gain test. The results show that the implementation of the EDY model has proven effective in increasing the ability of prospective teachers, namely in 1) showing the leadership skills, 2) creating an environment that respects the diversity of students, 3) understanding every content they deliver, 4) facilitating learning to their students, and 5) reflecting on their teaching practices. This positive result indicates that the EDY model can be used to further develop the abilities of prospective teachers to generate better outputs in the learning process.
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