Impact of Urban Agriculture on the Environmental Education of Children and Young People of the City of Cuenca

Dayanna Vargas, María Fernanda Vázquez, Fredi Portilla

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Abstract

The urban agriculture at educational institutions is a strategy to improve and promote education, cultural exchange, social relations and recreation by allowing students to gain experience with nature and become more sensitive to the future of the environment and the planet since the lack of environmental education of children and young people leads to a lack of knowledge and implementation of environmental issues. The objective of the research was to assess the impact of urban agriculture on the environmental education of children and young people in the educational institutions of the city of Cuenca, and in turn, learn the importance of applying experimental works in the institutions. The methodology of this research is: comparative, inductive and deductive which includes: information search, information organization and analysis of the impact matrix of the three theses, the same ones that applied urban agriculture in the environmental education of children and young people, obtaining as a result from the impact matrix a percentage of 80% representing a positive impact. The research achieved in the students an active participation and interest in environmental education through urban agriculture allowing these activities to be well received in the institutions, where the experiments were carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication, Smart Technologies and Innovation for Society - Proceedings of CITIS 2021
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Paulo Carlos López-López, Juan Pablo Salgado-Guerrero
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages391-403
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789811641251
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 26 May 202128 May 2021

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume252

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/05/2128/05/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Keywords

  • Educational institutions
  • Environmental education
  • Impact matrix
  • Urban agriculture

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