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Noy, Sue; Patrick, Rebecca; Capetola, Teresa; McBurnie, Janine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Within higher education there is widespread support for developing students' interdisciplinary skills. Despite this, evidence for, and practice of, cross-faculty interdisciplinary sustainability learning remains in its infancy. Recent articles have shown that Australia is no exception. This article provides a case study of interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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van Rooy, Wilhelmina – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Clean Up Australia Day is the country's largest community-based environmental annual event when participants work in teams to remove rubbish from their local environment. This article describes an interpretive study in which a sample of preservice primary teachers' (n = 30) responses to questions about their involvement in the event were evaluated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Environment, Community Programs
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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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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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Elsden-Clifton, Jennifer; Futter-Puati, Debi – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
There is growing pressure from the public health sector, government, environmental, medical and scientific fields to teach young people about food. However, little is known about pre-service teachers' preparation in this area. This article addresses this gap by providing a case study of one approach to food education, which was purposefully…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Preservice Teachers, Course Descriptions
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Education for Sustainability (EfS) has been prioritised in the School of Education at James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, Australia. This article presents a case study that explores the ways in which teacher educators integrate EfS in their teaching in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Primary) at JCU, and their perceptions of enablers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Fuller, Robert J. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
In closing his 2008 Myer Lecture, the scientist and environmentalist Dr. Tim Flannery said that this century will be defined by the search for sustainability. How perilous therefore that nowadays there is so much overuse of the word "sustainability" that it has become a cliche. Today's tertiary students studying architecture and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Architecture, Energy, Language Usage
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Ballantyne, Roy; Anderson, David; Packer, Jan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Although the important role of providing fieldwork experiences for students in the natural environment is now well-established within environmental education literature, there is still little research evidence to guide teachers in their choice of effective teaching strategies. This paper presents findings from an interpretive case study designed…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Environmental Education, Learning Strategies, Biology
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Buchan, Janet – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
As a matter of survival, we need to educate current and future generations to live sustainably. We need to ensure that future generations have access to quality environmental education. This paper provides guidelines for educators and managers to use to better understand and manage the learning environment in which environmental education,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Environment, Models