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Jurdi-Hage, Rozzet; Hage, H. Sam; Chow, Henry P.H. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Informed by Stern and colleagues' value-belief-norm theory and their earlier empirical work, we examined levels and predictors of cognitive and behavioural environmental concern (EC) of university students in a Canadian postsecondary context. Data for this study were obtained through completion of self-administered questionnaires from a sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Undergraduate Students
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Sammel, Alison; McMartin, Dena; Arbuthnott, Katherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Despite the essentiality of freshwater to all life on the planet, the populous has inadequate understandings of water. Formal education plays a key role in shaping how individuals and communities make sense of water, its accessibility, management, consumption, and hazards. This article seeks to bring attention to the infuence of cultural framings…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Water, Water Quality
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Humphreys, Chloe; Blenkinsop, Sean – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This article uses an unconventional format to explore the role of parent and nature and the development of a young child's ecological identity. It follows journal entries from a mother observing her young son, Julian, as he explores, interacts with, and learns from the Stawamus River on the west coast of British Columbia. By creating questions,…
Descriptors: Empathy, Self Concept, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Elliot, Enid; Krusekopf, Frances – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Growing a nature kindergarten that can flourish takes a community, careful planning, and sustained support. In 2011, the Sooke School District in British Columbia, Canada undertook the project of creating a nature kindergarten when outdoor programs of this kind did not exist in the Canadian public school system. Inspired by the well-established…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Outdoor Education, Program Development
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Harris, Carol E.; Barter, Barbara G. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
As health threats appear with increasing regularity in our food systems and other food crises loom worldwide, we look to rural areas to provide local and nutritious foods. Educationally, we seek approaches to food studies that engage students and their communities and, ultimately, lead to positive action. Yet food studies receive only generic…
Descriptors: Food, Rural Areas, Agriculture, Curriculum
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Wright, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article reports on an inquiry into ecological understanding and the professional practice of a selection of teachers in alternative and/or independent non-systemic schools in Australia, Canada and the United States. Through a reflective, participatory framework, based on the premise that it is one thing to observe "an ecology",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecological Factors, Environmental Education, School Responsibility
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Jickling, Bob – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
In Canada education for sustainable development is not flourishing. This may seem curious as The Decade of Education For Sustainable Development is now well underway. But this isn't a bad news story. There are interesting dynamics at play and many great initiatives are emerging. This assessment is a story too. There are many ways of interpreting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Nagel, Michael – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
For children, environmental issues have become part of their formal and informal educational lives. The merging of the terms environment and education in the 1970s has also witnessed an emerging degree of pessimism through bringing the plight of the environment to the educational arena of children. Much of the discourse surrounding sustainable…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Outcomes of Education, Educational Philosophy
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Hart, Paul – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Presents an argument for reform in current environmental education (EE) practices within the context of the Canadian education systems. Describes Canadian contributions in the field of EE, contradictions between theory and practice that give rise to some current issues, and suggestions for future EE activities in Canada. (41 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Activism, Curriculum, Development, Environmental Education