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Nicholls, Jennifer; horne, Marica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Sustainability is a Cross-Curriculum Priority (SCCP) in the Australian Curriculum and is intended to be integrated into teaching and learning where deemed appropriate by teachers. This article explores teachers' knowledge, understanding, and beliefs about curriculum priorities and the situational context of teaching and learning in Queensland…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Higgins, Blanche; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Education for sustainability (EfS) is widely supported and researched; however, the broad and deep implementation of EfS in universities that is needed lags behind the goals of change agents. This article reviews literature on change procedures; in particular, curriculum change in universities. Our aim was to develop insights into strategies…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Harris, Carol E.; Barter, Barbara G. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
As health threats appear with increasing regularity in our food systems and other food crises loom worldwide, we look to rural areas to provide local and nutritious foods. Educationally, we seek approaches to food studies that engage students and their communities and, ultimately, lead to positive action. Yet food studies receive only generic…
Descriptors: Food, Rural Areas, Agriculture, Curriculum
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Ward, Kumara S. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article showcases a creative approach to early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS). It reports on the author's doctoral research program, which examined the effectiveness of arts-based pedagogies for exploring and understanding the natural world in an early childhood education program. Motivated by their existing commitment to…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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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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Gough, Annette – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper reviews Australian Government actions related to environmental education, particularly in the past decade, and examines the actions forthcoming from two national action plans (Environment Australia, 2000 and DEWHA, 2009), the implementation strategy for the Decade of ESD (DEWHA, 2006) and developments related to the Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, National Programs, Holistic Approach
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Yueh, Mei-Chun Michelle; Barker, Miles – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In the 1998 Taiwanese national curriculum revision, environmental education was one of six new "Important Issues". To some early observers, the generic "framework" sections of this 1998 curriculum (Aims, Goals, Core Competences) resonated well with the integrative and transdisciplinary nature of environmental education. This…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Junior High Schools
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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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Eames, Chris; Barker, Miles – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper seeks to provide a perspective on environmental education in Aotearoa New Zealand. To contextualise this perspective, it illustrates how environmental, socio-cultural and political imperatives have shaped the development of environmental education in this land. These imperatives illuminate the natural history of the country, the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Research, Learning
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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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Bore, Anne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Lessons from a pilot introduction of environmental education into a teacher education programme designed to address pupil disengagement from school science, are discussed in this paper. Pre-service teachers discovered that environmental education can be a potent context for creativity and continuity in curriculum planning. Interpretation of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Creativity, Environmental Education
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Stewart, Alistair – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Discourse in the "Australian Journal of Environmental Education" of the last ten years has not addressed a pedagogy that draws on and reflects the natural history of the continent. Australia is an ecological and species diverse country that has experienced substantial environmental change as a consequence of European settlement.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge
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Sherren, Kate – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This paper explores appropriate disciplinary content for generalist sustainability degrees, based on two recent surveys. A questionnaire was used to extract from a multidisciplinary, largely academic audience--all of whom share an interest in sustainability--their views as to the disciplinary knowledge that a university-based sustainability…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Surveys, Questionnaires, Sustainable Development
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Whelan, James – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Community-based environmental education is an important part of the sustainability project. Along with regulation and market-based instruments, adult learning and education in non-formal settings consistently features in the sustainability strategies advocated and implemented by government, community and industry entities. Community-situated…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Socialization, Environmental Education, Action Research
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Armstrong, Patricia; Grant, Jim – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
How can an organisation move from awareness raising, in the form of natural history poster production, to the development of systems that change organisations? Through close integration of research and practice, the Gould League has achieved this transformation. It began with extensive research into best practice environmental education, going…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Administrative Organization, Best Practices
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