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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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Piersol, Laura; Russell, Linda; Groves, Jenny – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Within the North American public education system, institutionalised structures of schooling often prevent teachers from aligning their values with their practice when it comes to environmental education (Bowers, 1997; Weston, 2004). In response to this, this article will outline our lived experiences, as teachers and researcher, in disrupting the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Educational Innovation, Empowerment
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Johnson, Paul – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Compelling evidence links childhood experiences in quasi-natural settings with learning and wellbeing, but, as cities grow, children's activities have been increasingly restricted to de-natured spaces that are designed or controlled by adults. In recent years, academics and education practitioners have campaigned to reverse this trend, and one…
Descriptors: School Activities, Early Experience, Foreign Countries, Recreational Activities
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Verlie, Blanche; Emery, Sherridan; Osborn, Maia; Beasy, Kim; Coleman, Bianca; Kezabu, Kevin; Nicholls, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Graduate students are often plagued by stress and anxiety in their journeys of becoming researchers. Concerned by the prevalence of poor graduate student wellbeing in Australia, we share our experiences of kin-making and collaboration within #aaeeer (Australasian Association for Environmental Education Emerging Researchers), a collective of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Anxiety, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Birdsall, Sally; White, Peta – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Having participated in both the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) and Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Research Symposia of 2016, the authors provide a critical analysis of the opportunities provided during these symposia for researchers to position themselves within the environmental education…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Criticism, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries
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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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Aguayo, Claudio; Higgins, Blanche; Field, Ellen; Nicholls, Jennifer; Pudin, Susan; Tiu, Sangion Appiee; Osborn, Maia; Hashemzadeh, Farshad; Lubuulwa, Kevin Kezabu; Boulet, Mark; Christie, Belinda A.; Mah, Jeremy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Following the inaugural Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) research symposium in November 2014, we--a group of emerging researchers in Environmental Education/Sustainability Education (EE/SE)--commenced an online collaboration to identify and articulate our responses to the main themes of the symposium. Identifying as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Educational Researchers
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Davila, Federico; Dyball, Robert – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
This article draws on La Via Campesina's definition of food sovereignty and its potential for reconceptualising food as a basic human right within the dominant Australian food discourse. We argue that the educative value that emerges from urban food production in Australia stems from the action of growing food and its capacity to transform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Civil Rights, Urban Areas
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Edwards, Suzy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
In recent years discussions surrounding early childhood curriculum has focused on the movement from developmental to sociocultural theory. A further area worthy of investigation involves the role of content in early childhood education, specifically the relationship between content, context and pedagogy. The paper draws on teacher vignettes to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Early Childhood Education, Course Content, Vignettes
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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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Jickling, Bob – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
When considering a topic as broad as research in environmental education it seems worthwhile, at the onset, to make some basic distinctions: (1) establishing research priorities is not simply an empirical question; and (2) a much more challenging task is to more clearly understand the nature of the questions to which we seek answers. How do we go…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Concept Formation, Research Needs
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Irwin, David; Straker, Jo – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The relationship between outdoor education and environmental education in Aotearoa New Zealand has undergone many changes since formal education began in early colonial times. Discussion draws from qualitative doctoral research undertaken by the authors that investigated education for sustainability in outdoor education and how meaning is ascribed…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Gough, Noel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Environmental education owes its very existence to a particular interpretation of reality. The author's purpose in this article is to examine critically the "selected fictions" on which that view of reality is based--to examine the ways in which perceptions of environmental problems and issues are "conditioned by our position in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Fiction, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Wahr, Fiona; Underwood, Jenny; Adams, Luise; Prideaux, Verity – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
The expectation is that higher education curricula which purports to incorporate education for sustainable development (ESD) supports university graduates in becoming more sustainable. It would then follow that if academics are to offer such curricula they need to be adequately equipped with the motivations, knowledge and skills to teach it.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Higher Education, College Faculty, College Curriculum
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Sidiropoulos, Liz; Wex, Irene; Sibley, Jonathan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article reports the findings of a pilot Education for Sustainability (EfS) program implemented in 2011 for international students in a multi-campus distributed learning environment at an Australian university. It outlines the context of the pilot EfS program and reports survey findings of the environmental attitudes and sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, College Students, Sustainability
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