Development and utilization of an evaluation tool for selecting English language picture books for teaching ESD in the elementary classroom

Ga-Young Song, Hye-Eun Chu, Sonya N. Martin, Ho-Jung Kim

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Abstract

To expand Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) learning opportunities for elementary students, this research introduces a method for using English language picture books to integrate ESD concepts into the English as Foreign Language (EFL) curriculum. An evaluation rubric was developed to help teachers, with limited ESD teaching expertise, to select high-quality picture books for teaching ESD concepts during EFL lessons. The rubric includes three key scales and six subscales necessary for determining the general quality of a picture book and for considering how effectively a book addresses ESD and EFL curriculum concepts. The validation process for developing the rubric included a comprehensive literature review and a content validation process and a reliability test involving evaluations with experts in the areas of Children’s literature, ESD and ELF. The rubric was revised and strengthened before being piloted to select quality picture books with ESD-related content to be used to teach 3 EFL lessons with 24 fifth grade students. Students’ responses to assessments and classroom interactions during lessons were analyzed. Findings showed that using ESD related English language picture books promoted more opportunities for elementary students’ authentic and meaningful discussions about ESD concepts in the EFL classroom. The rubric provides elementary teachers a valuable tool for selecting high quality English language picture books that can serve as resources for teaching both ESD concepts while improve students’ EFL skills.

Translated title of the contributionDevelopment and utilization of an evaluation tool for selecting English language picture books for teaching ESD in the elementary classroom
LanguageKorean
Pages132-152
Number of pages21
JournalKorean Journal of Environmental Education
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • picture book
  • English as Foreign Language (EFL)

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지속가능발전교육을 위한 초등학교 영어 그림책 선정 기준 개발 및 활용 방안 연구. / Song, Ga-Young; Chu, Hye-Eun; Martin, Sonya N.; Kim, Ho-Jung.

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