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Gal, Adiv; Gan, Dafna – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Using the perspectives, behaviours, and environmental values, beliefs, and norms of a school's staff, we investigated the features of a long-term environmental education program. This case study answers the following questions: How has the Lesser Kestrel environmental education program survived for almost two decades and become institutionalised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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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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Davis, Keith; Boulet, Mark – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Training employees in sustainability knowledge and skills is considered a vital element in creating a sustainability culture within an organisation. Yet, the particular types of training programs that are effective for this task are still relatively unknown. This case study describes an innovative workplace training program using a "head,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Change Agents, Organizational Culture
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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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Payne, Phillip G. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Enacting a critical environmental education curriculum theory with 8- to 9-year-old children in 1978 is now "restoried" in a "history of the present/future" like "case study" for prosecuting five interrelated problems confronting progress in environmental education and its research. They are: the intense heat of the…
Descriptors: Activism, Environmental Education, Ethics, Ideology
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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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Curtis, David J.; Howden, Mark; Curtis, Fran; McColm, Ian; Scrine, Juliet; Blomfield, Thor; Reeve, Ian; Ryan, Tara – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Engaging and exciting students about the environment remains a challenge in contemporary society, even while objective measures show the rapid state of the world's environment declining. To illuminate the integration of drama and environmental education as a means of engaging students in environmental issues, the work of performance companies…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Drama, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education
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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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Kowalewski, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Following evolutionary theory and an agriculture model, ecosystem research has stressed bottom-up dynamics, implying that top wild predators are epiphenomenal effects of more basic causes. As such, they are assumed expendable. A more modern co-evolutionary and wilderness approach--trophic cascades--instead suggests that top predators, whose…
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Conservation (Environment)
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Salter, Zarin; Venville, Grady; Longnecker, Nancy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper documents a case study involving a Perth primary school accompanied on its sustainability journey by Millennium Kids Inc, a local not-for-profit community organisation. Tension between the school's sustainability focus, its prestige as an elite private school and a "lucky country" mentality frames the Australian-ness of this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Private Schools, Environmental Education, Educational Change
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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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Le Grange, Lesley – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Participatory action research (PAR) derived from anti-colonial struggles in the third world in the 1960s. Traditionally it has been a method of the margins because of its commitment to linking social justice to research. Because of its counter-hegemonic tendency it has had great appeal among environmental educators advocating a socially critical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Participatory Research, Action Research, Foreign Countries
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Tooth, Ron; Renshaw, Peter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Narrative is fundamental to our diverse capacities to remember, to provide an account of self, and to represent our actions, motivations and place in society. The narrative mode is concerned with central aspects of the human condition--commitments and personal agency; motivations and emotions; collective experiences and cultural histories and…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Ethics, Values Education, Sustainable Development
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Lewis, Elaine; Baudains, Catherine; Mansfield, Caroline – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
This paper presents the findings of the first stage of research on the impact of the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) at an independent primary school in Western Australia. A longitudinal (20 year) case study is being conducted, utilizing data related to Education for Sustainability (Emfs) at the school from 1990-2009. 2005 was a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Sustainable Development
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Green, Monica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
This paper discusses the emerging field of place-based education or place-based pedagogy--an approach that seeks to enhance children's perspective of "place" via school and community related environmental projects. Place-based education is proposed as an approach that enables students to establish a connection to a place, its people, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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