Learning Chemistry, Connecting Ecological Citizenship and Environmental Sustainability: “A Plate of Food” as a Learning Medium

Familia Novita Simanjuntak, Suyud Warno Utomo, Francisia Saveria Sika Ery Seda, Tri Edhi Budhi Soesilo, Sumiyati Sumiyati

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Abstract

Using a new concept of “a plate of food” (aPoF), a symbol of meaningful chemical reaction products, this article addresses the Grade 10 students’ chemistry anxiety in Indonesia. In line with the ecological citizenship and pro-environmental behavior perspectives, the aPoF is conceptualized based on environmental concerns such as food sustainability, food-critical consciousness, and the earth's carrying capacity. This means that the aPoF is beneficial to support Sustainable Development Goals #2 Zero Hunger, #4 Quality Education, and #12 Responsible Consumption and Production. Based on our results, we suggest that chemistry teachers can give more space for students to express their difficulties in learning chemistry. The space can be delivered by giving assignments focusing on the students’ feelings and experiences related to a certain chemistry topic.

Original languageEnglish
JournalECNU Review of Education
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • Chemistry learning medium
  • ecological citizenship
  • environmental sustainability
  • food chemistry education
  • Grade 10 students
  • pro-environmental behavior

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