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Sammel, Alison; McMartin, Dena; Arbuthnott, Katherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Despite the essentiality of freshwater to all life on the planet, the populous has inadequate understandings of water. Formal education plays a key role in shaping how individuals and communities make sense of water, its accessibility, management, consumption, and hazards. This article seeks to bring attention to the infuence of cultural framings…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Water, Water Quality
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Whitehouse, Hilary; Taylor, Marie; Evans, Neus; Doyle, Tanya; Sellwood, Juanita; Zee, Ruth – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This is a researched account of an offshore coral reef education partnership formed during a time of rapid environmental change (the coral bleaching events in the years 2015 to 2017). The aim of the partnership is to encourage a learning connection with Sea Country. Framed as civic environmentalism, this article explores the dimensions of practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Marine Education, Climate
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Rousell, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Over the last three decades, scientists have uncovered the extent of human impacts on the earth's operating systems with increasing clarity and precision. These findings have prompted scientific claims that we have transitioned out of the Holocene and into the Anthropocene epoch in the earth's geological history (Crutzen & Stoermer, 2000). At…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Geology, Climate, Humanism
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Buchanan, John; Schuck, Sandy; Aubusson, Peter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The mandate for living sustainably is becoming increasingly urgent. This article reports on the Climate Clever Energy Savers (CCES) Program, a student-centred, problem- and project-based program in New South Wales, Australia, aimed at enabling school students to identify ways of reducing their schools' electricity consumption and costs. As part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Climate
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Hillcoat, John; van Rensburg, Eureta Janse – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The paper considers the connections between the environmental crisis and patterns of consumption in the Western, and Westernised, worlds. These patterns are named as "malconsumption", a concept which is defined and then discussed in terms of its importance to the work of environmental educators. Malconsumption as a means of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Environment, Climate, Ecology
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Dawson, Vaille; Carson, Katherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article presents an evaluation of a new upper secondary Earth and Environmental Science (EES) course in Western Australia. Twenty-seven EES teachers were interviewed and 243 students were surveyed about the degree of difficulty, relevance and interest of EES topics in the course. The impact of the course on students' views about EES topics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Earth Science, Environmental Education
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Adlong, William – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The rapid development of renewable energy technologies has a number of implications for environmental educators and educators more generally. The costs of a number of renewable energy technologies are expected to be competitive with fossil fuels within 10-15 years and some installations are competitive already. From 2006-2011 global installations…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Fuels, Energy
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Stewart, Alistair – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The speckled warbler and other woodland birds of south-eastern Australia have declined dramatically since European settlement; many species are at risk of becoming locally and/or nationally extinct. Coincidently, Australian environmental education research of the last decade has largely been silent on the development of pedagogy that reflects the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Animals
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Skamp, Keith; Boyes, Eddie; Stannistreet, Martin – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
In an earlier paper (Skamp, Boyes, & Stanisstreet, 2009b), students' beliefs and willingness to act in relation to 16 specific actions related to global warming were compared across the primary secondary interface. More primary students believed in the effectiveness of most actions to reduce global warming and were willing to take those…
Descriptors: Climate, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Students
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Flowers, Rick; Chodkiewicz, Andrew – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Local communities and their schools remain key sites for actions tackling issues of sustainability and climate change. A government-funded environmental education initiative, the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI), working together with state based Sustainable Schools Programs (SSP), has the ability to support the development of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Climate, Sustainable Development
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Skamp, Keith; Boyes, Eddie; Stannistreet, Martin – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Using survey methodology, students' beliefs, and willingness to act, about 16 specific actions related to global warming are compared across the primary secondary interface. More primary students believed in the effectiveness of most actions to reduce global warming and were willing to take those actions. In general there was a disparity between…
Descriptors: Climate, Surveys, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment)
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Thomas, Chacko; Jennings, Philip; Lloyd, Bob – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Renewable energy education is evolving rapidly in response to drivers such as oil depletion and global warming. There is a rapidly increasing level of student interest in these topics and a growing demand from industry and government for skilled personnel to develop sustainable energy systems and greenhouse solutions. Several Australian and New…
Descriptors: Energy Education, Student Interests, Energy, Foreign Countries
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Purnell, Ken; Sinclair, Mark; Gralton, Anna – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Promoting efficient energy use in schools that consequently reduces greenhouse gas emissions is the purpose of a residential Energy Efficiency in Schools (EEIS) program reported on in this paper. Research on this program aligns with one of the "key "overarching" sustainability issues", set out in the "Learning for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Efficiency, Sustainable Development