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Prabawa-Sear, Kelsie; Dow, Vanessa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This research was commissioned by the (then) Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) to provide recommendations on how to best support Western Australian (WA) secondary schools to engage in education for sustainability (EfS). The research aims were to identify barriers and benefits to being involved in EfS, the support systems required…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Barriers
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Townrow, Carly S.; Laurence, Nick; Blythe, Charlotte; Long, Jenny; Harré, Niki – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The Maui's Dolphin Challenge was a litter reduction project that was run twice at a secondary school in Aotearoa New Zealand. The project drew on a theoretical framework encompassing four psycho-social principles: values, embodied learning, efficacy, and perceived social norms. It challenged students to reduce the litter at the school by offering…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Program Descriptions, Wildlife, Interviews
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Paige, Kathryn; Lloyd, David; Smith, Richard – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The case study reported here seeks to promote the sharing of successful practice in Education for Sustainability (EfS). It uses literature and three personal and professional autobiographies as background to the development of a set of sustainability educational practices integrated into a primary/middle school teacher education program. The set…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Sustainability, Autobiographies
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Lebo, Nelson; Eames, Chris – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
This article reports on an inquiry that used permaculture design thinking to create a science and sustainability education intervention for a secondary science class. The aims were to cultivate student attitudes towards science, towards learning science in school, and towards the environment, and to trellis learning of science and sustainability.…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Sustainability, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes
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Abramovich, Anat; Loria, Yahavit – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
The impact of an Education for Sustainability (EfS) course for science and technology junior high school teachers on the intentional and actual environmental behaviour of participants was studied by researching the EfS implementation of 13 science and technology teachers within their family, community, and work environment. The research was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Science Education
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Kaplan, Haya; Madjar, Nir – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Promoting pro-environmental behaviours (PEBs) among students is a major concern for educators. The present article presents an educational program based on a self-determination theory framework (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 2000) and a study demonstrating that working according to the theoretical principles presented in the program leads to the desired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Collectivism, Student Attitudes
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Leahy, Deana; Gray, Emily; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Eames, Chris – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Over the past decade we have witnessed a proliferation and intensification of food pedagogies across a range of sites. This article begins by considering two pedagogical scenes that attempt to address food. They were enacted within educational settings in Australia; one a Year 8 (13 years of age) health education classroom, the other a…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Feminism, Transformative Learning
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Robottom, I. M. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
In this article, I.M. Robottom directs the attention of the reader to key terms that describe "environmental education"--terms that seem to embrace the various facets that emerge in discourse about environment education. Robottom argues that the characteristics of "Education for the Environment" must distinguish environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Science Education
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Brazier, Randolph James – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant progress has been made with respect to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in tertiary education institutions, particularly universities. There are also examples of ways in which sustainability has been incorporated into secondary schools and curricula, but with varying levels of success. ESD that has been incorporated in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Secondary School Students
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Connell, Sharon; Fien, John; Sykes, Helen; Yencken, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
There is a paucity of research in Australia on the nature of young people's attitudes, knowledge and actions. This paper reports on the findings from one such study of Australian high school students. The research was based on a survey of 5,688 students form Melbourne and Brisbane. These young people identified protection of the environment as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Adolescent Attitudes, High School Students
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Dawson, Vaille; Carson, Katherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article presents an evaluation of a new upper secondary Earth and Environmental Science (EES) course in Western Australia. Twenty-seven EES teachers were interviewed and 243 students were surveyed about the degree of difficulty, relevance and interest of EES topics in the course. The impact of the course on students' views about EES topics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Earth Science, Environmental Education
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Preston, Lou – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In this article, I draw on interviews with graduates from an Outdoor and Environmental Education course to explore the ways in which their environmental ethics changed since leaving university. I do this in relation to the graduates' personal and professional experiences, particularly in the context of teaching Outdoor Education and Physical…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Interviews, Followup Studies, Ethics
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Prabawa-Sear, Kelsie; Baudains, Catherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This study investigated student views on the relationship between their environmental attitudes and behaviours and their thoughts about barriers and motivators to environmentally responsible behaviours. The environmental attitudes and behaviours of students participating in a classroom-based environmental education program were measured using two…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Correlation, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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Almeida, Sylvia; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
What is distinctive or indistinctive about environmental education in schools and other formal education settings in India? In essence, what is the "ness" of environmental education in the Indian education system? Our responses to these important questions form the focus of this paper, shedding light on the historical, present and future…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries, Environmental Research
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Barry, Clayton – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This paper reports on a research study that investigated the extent to which the Queensland secondary school subject Modern History adopts characteristics of socially critical environmental education. The study found that while the Modern History syllabus gives ample opportunities for students to focus their inquiries on "environment",…
Descriptors: Modern History, Environmental Education, History Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum
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