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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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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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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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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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Blair, Morag – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The benefits of community environmental education outlined in environmental education literature are supported by the findings and implications of a research study undertaken in New Zealand. Evidence from a two-case case study suggests that environmental programmes guided by the key principles and practices of community environmental education,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Citizen Participation, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Potter, Suzanne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Despite increasing recognition that whole-school approaches to sustainability have an important contribution to make in moving society towards a more sustainable existence, progress in this area remains slow. By examining the practices of the Ananda Marga River School, a small independent school in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Empowerment, Private Schools, Case Studies
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Barry, Clayton – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This paper reports on a research study that investigated the extent to which the Queensland secondary school subject Modern History adopts characteristics of socially critical environmental education. The study found that while the Modern History syllabus gives ample opportunities for students to focus their inquiries on "environment",…
Descriptors: Modern History, Environmental Education, History Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum
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Rickard, Andrew – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Event tourism is accompanied by social, economic and environmental benefits and costs. The assessment of this form of tourism has however largely focused on the social and economic perspectives, while environmental assessments have been bound to a destination-based approach. The application of the Ecological Footprint methodology allows for these…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Tourism, Program Effectiveness, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Appleby, Ellen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This paper focuses on a case study of the collaborative development of an environmental education unit involving the use of puppetry and drama. The collaboration was between an experienced classroom teacher beginning to use drama, and a drama/environmental educator and researcher. The critical lens for the analysis was sustainability education,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods
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