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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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Kennelly, Julie; Taylor, Neil; Serow, Pep – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
A national curriculum is presently being developed in Australia with implementation due during 2014. Associated standards for the accreditation of teachers and for teacher education providers have been prepared with the standards describing skills and attributes that teachers are expected to attain. The developing Australian Curriculum, along with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, National Curriculum
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Ji, Xia – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
What experiences have influenced Chinese educators' environmental consciousness and their involvement in environmental education work? Using the autobiographical inquiry approach the author explored this question with fourteen master environmental educators from various regions of China and examined in depth their significant life experiences…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising, Inquiry
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Kennelly, Julie; Taylor, Neil – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Although the need for education for sustainability in pre-service teacher education is well recognised, little has been published to indicate how this might be incorporated into university courses in Australia. This paper describes one attempt to encourage pre-service primary teachers to include education for sustainability in their future work.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods
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Gough, Annette – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Science education in the Australian primary school curriculum is a relatively rare event. Several studies over the past twenty five years have all reported disappointingly low amounts of science being taught and the reluctance of primary school teachers to make science a priority in their teaching. Similar outcomes have been reported for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Incidence