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Stevenson, Robert; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Emery, Sherridan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The first research symposium, organised in conjunction with the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) biennial conference, began with a dialogue between scholars at three different academic career stages. As we all entered the field at different periods in its development, the first part of our presentation and this article…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Educational Research
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Evans, Neus; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Davis, Julie; Stevenson, Robert B. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article reports on the fourth stage of an evolving study to develop a systems model for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) into preservice teacher education. The fourth stage trialled the extension of the model to a comprehensive state-wide systems approach involving representatives from all eight Queensland teacher education…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Davis, Julie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Pre-service teacher education institutions are large and complex organisations that are notoriously difficult to change. One factor is that many change efforts focus largely on individual pre-service teacher educators altering their practice. We report here on our experience using a model for effecting change, which views pre-service teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Educators, Models
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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Tilbury, Daniella – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
This brief article reflects on progress on reorienting teacher education toward sustainability that has taken place since the publication of the authors' 2007 "Australian Journal of Environmental Education" article, "Planning for Success: Factors Influencing Change in Teacher Education" (EJ833282). It concludes that a key…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Journal Articles
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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Tilbury, Daniella – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Teacher education is widely recognized as a key strategy that is yet to be effectively utilized to embed environmental education and/or education for sustainability in schools. This paper reports on a research study that examined a range of pre-service teacher education initiatives, both in Australia and internationally, that were seeking to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Networks, Sustainability
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Davis, Julie M.; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Networks are increasingly recognised as advantageous when creating and embedding cultural change within organisations. This paper explores and problematises ideas around networks for education for sustainability (EfS), specifically in relation to the implementation of the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI), a national, whole-school…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Tilbury, Daniella – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Teacher education is widely recognised as a key strategy that is yet to be effectively utilised to embed environmental education and/or education for sustainability in schools. This paper reports on a research study that examined a range of pre-service teacher education initiatives, both in Australia and internationally, that were seeking to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Environmental Education, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Davis, Julie; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
We are living in an era of market-driven, globalised economies characterised by reduced public investments in what, until now, have been considered public goods and services. In Australia and elsewhere, education, and higher education in particular, has seen steady declines in government funding. This has prompted universities to become much more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Research Administration