The purpose of this study was to analyze water words written by college students in order to investigate their cognition by using 'contents of water education for sustainable development'. For this study, researchers applied qualitative analysis methods such as a mind map and a water word association test, as well as quantitative analysis methods including a water common sense quiz and a survey of water cognition. The results of this study were as follows; First, college students were rarely interested in water, since the score of a water common sense quiz was quite low; water cognition that college students felt in their daily life was also deficient. Second, college student data shows that while they had specific water cognition, they did not have integrated view of water. Therefore, the study on water cognition of balanced views related to water should be carried out through developing and applying a interdisciplinary subject.
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|