Effects of environmental education on environmental ethics and literacy based on virtual reality technology

Qiong Liu (School of Marxism, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China)
Zhongming Cheng (Academy of Financial Research, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China)
Min Chen (Academy of Financial Research, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Publication date: 29 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose the corresponding ways and methods to strengthen the environmental moral education based on scientific research methods, rigorous scientific theory and the specific content of environmental moral education.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, taking 360 volunteers of Yangtze University, Hubei, as the research samples, the 32-week (3 h per week) experimental research was preceded in this study. Among the 360 distributed copies of questionnaires, 289 copies are valid, with the retrieval rate 80 per cent.

Findings

The research results show significant correlations between environmental education and environmental ethics; environmental ethics and environmental literacy; and environmental education and environmental literacy.

Research limitations/implications

The research on the environmental moral education in China was still in the primary stage, and there were few results that can be used for reference. As a result, there was a lack of empirical research in this paper, which needed to be further expanded and improved.

Practical implications

This study put forward a series of new judgments and new views to solve the problems, which provided a good theoretical basis for the current education and teaching work of the majority of educators and valuable reference for future research on related topics. This study was helpful to further enhance the environmental moral awareness and environmental moral level. Aiming at the problems existing in environmental moral education, this study proposed a series of solutions to make the whole society, schools and families work together for the improvement and development of environmental moral education.

Originality/value

This study was helpful to promote environmental moral quality and level, promote the harmony between man and nature and form a good habit of environmental protection in the whole society.

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Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Research on the soft power construction of Hubei province under the perspective of historical materialism (project no. 17Q060) of Hubei Provincial Department of Education, and the National Social Science Fund of China (14BGL036).

Citation

Liu, Q., Cheng, Z. and Chen, M. (2019), "Effects of environmental education on environmental ethics and literacy based on virtual reality technology", The Electronic Library , Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-12-2018-0250

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