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Dawson, Kate; Beattie, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
We tell the story of an experience Kate Dawson, her students, and three eagles had at an outdoor preschool. The experience profoundly affected Kate, and prompted us to ask the following questions: What made this experience feel so magical, and what caused it to happen? Why are these "magical moments" valuable, and how might they impact…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Outdoor Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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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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Jickling, Bob – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
When considering a topic as broad as research in environmental education it seems worthwhile, at the onset, to make some basic distinctions: (1) establishing research priorities is not simply an empirical question; and (2) a much more challenging task is to more clearly understand the nature of the questions to which we seek answers. How do we go…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Concept Formation, Research Needs
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Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Implementing environmental activism at school can be socially risky business. This paper explores the narratives of three women who undertook award winning environmental projects in two regional Australian schools. Tara (student, age 15) and Andrea (principal, age 42) document the complex and courageous social negotiations they were forced to…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Environmental Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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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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O'Donoghue, Rob; Lotz-Sisitka, Heila – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Within the globalising trajectory of modernism, conservation, then environmental (EE) and now sustainability education (ESD) have each emerged as developing responses to risk produced by and in the modern state. Through adopting a long term process perspective, this paper narrates the emergence of situated learning perspectives and a developing…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Boylan, Colin; Collin, Keith – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
A collaborative partnership has evolved between the Riverina Environmental Education Centre (REEC) and Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. The Riverina Environmental Education Centre (REEC) is one of 24 Department of Education and Training environmental education centres in New South Wales (see www.reec.nsw.edu.au). As part of this…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Biodiversity, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
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Lang, Josephine; Thomas, Ian; Wilson, Andrew – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
As institutions of education and learning, the higher education sector has a significant role to play in implementing the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). Some institutions have already acknowledged, and are shaping, their roles in working towards sustainability through appropriate development and…
Descriptors: Investigations, Organizational Change, Sustainable Development, Educational Innovation
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Thomas, Glyn – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The concept of education "for" the environment is well documented in the literature but is apparently less common in practice. Some of the reasons provided for this rhetoric-reality gap include: the controversial and political nature of the subject, the difficulty of empowering students into meaningful action, the challenge of using…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies, Skill Analysis
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Condon, Linda – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have a major advantage over larger organisations in regard to addressing sustainability issues--their size means they are able to react very quickly to changes in the business environment. They are disadvantaged, however, by lack of information on marketplace changes that make sustainability an opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Businesses, Sustainable Development, Attitudes
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Kent, Jenny – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Vocational education and training (VET) is often considered the enigma of education. For those that work in or research sustainable education within the schools and higher education sections, VET appears somewhat like the mysterious second cousin: often difficult to access and difficult to understand. VET differs quite markedly from the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Tilbury, Daniella – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
With the UN Decade in Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) approaching, the question is "how well positioned is Australia to respond to the challenge of educating for sustainability?". The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief summary of ESD status, needs and innovations at the national level within Australia. ESD is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Assessment