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Patricia Esteve Guirao

Profesora contratada doctora, Universidad de Murcia

Patricia Esteve-Guirao ( is a Graduate in Biology and PhD in Education. In her PhD thesis, how future teachers recognise and teach problematics related to sustainability were evaluated. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Didactic of Experimental Sciences (University of Murcia) and she is a member of both the research group “Research and innovation in science education” and the innovation group “Incorporation of the SDG and the 2030 Agenda in the training of prospective teachers”.
She had participated in a national research project entitled “Commitments and responsibilities that secondary teachers and future teachers state in the face of the problem of wastes, and its implementation in the classroom” (PID2019-105705RA-I00). Also, she had participated in the regional project entitled “Creation of the Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Volunteer Network of the Region of Murcia”.
Regarding her research experience, she has co-authored 18 scientific papers, most of them in JCR and SJR-indexed journals, 1 book, 4 book chapters and 36 contributions to national and international congresses. She has acted as a reviewer for different journals, such as “Environment, Development and Sustainability”. She has also served on the editorial board of journal “Educatio Siglo XXI”.
This research follows a solid working line aimed at investigating the knowledge, commitments and teaching competences in sustainability of trainee teachers in relation to different socio-ecological problems. Particularly, her scientific contributions have helped to analyse the relationship between these three elements to guiding educational strategies for teacher training to engage them in education for sustainability.