Integration of STEM into Environmental Education: Preservice Teachers’ Opinions


  • Bekir Yıldırım Muş Alparslan Universtiy


Environmental education, STEM education, Preservice teacher, Opinions


This qualitative study adopted a case study design to investigate preservice teachers’ opinions of a STEM-integrated environmental education program (STEM-IEEP). The sample consisted of 12 preservice teachers recruited using purposive criterion sampling. Data were analyzed using content analysis. Participants had positive views of the STEM-IEEP. They stated that it raised their environmental awareness and helped them develop positive attitudes towards the environment and find solutions to environmental issues. They also noted that it changed their views on environmental engineering for the better. Lastly, they believed that STEM education was vital because it helped them develop 21st-century skills and contributed to advances in technology. Recommendations were made based on the results.


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How to Cite

Yıldırım, B. (2021). Integration of STEM into Environmental Education: Preservice Teachers’ Opinions. Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes, 1(1), 50–57. Retrieved from