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Almeida, Sylvia C.; Moore, Deborah; Barnes, Melissa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This article presents findings from a study that evaluated the impact of an Australian sustainability initiative, with a view to unravelling the realities of teachers' implementation approaches. The paper outlines a study that reviews a government initiative in early years, primary and secondary educational settings that uses the Data Collection,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Sams, Jeniffer; Sams, Doreen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Arts education has been part of the United States K-12 educational system for over a century. However, recent administrative policy decisions addressed the economic bottom line and the 1983 report, "A Nation at Risk," and complied with the "No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001" (U.S. Department of Education, 2001). These…
Descriptors: Art Education, Social Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Art Teachers
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Boon, Helen J.; Pagliano, Paul J. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Australia regularly suffers floods, droughts, bushfires and cyclones, which are predicted to increase and/or intensify in the future due to climate change. While school-aged children are among the most vulnerable to natural disasters, they can be empowered through education to prepare for and respond to disasters. School disaster education is…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Foreign Countries, Planning
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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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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Clarke, Barbara; Smith, Phil – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Professional teaching associations in Australia and abroad have been developing teacher and/or teaching standards and associated professional learning and assessment models in the key discipline areas since the 1990s. In Australia, a specific intent of this approach is to capture and recognise the depth and range of accomplished educators'…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Standards
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Armstrong, Patricia; Sharpley, Brian; Malcolm, Stephen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The Waste Wise Schools Program was established by EcoRecycle Victoria to implement waste and litter education in Victorian schools. It is now operating in over 900 schools in Victoria and 300 schools in other Australian states / territories. This paper provides detailed case studies of two active schools in the Waste Wise Schools Program and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Wastes, Conservation (Environment), Sustainable Development
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Disinger, John F.; Floyd, Donald W. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Activities in environmental education in the United States during the 1980s are summarized, in terms of audiences involved--formal (school), college/university, and nonformal. Discussion focuses on specific programs and materials, in summary fashion. Trends are noted, and speculative projections into the 1990s are offered. (36 references) (Author)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Curriculum, Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hale, Monica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Reports on the potential for the integration of environmental education in the formal education system with the recent developments in the formulation of a national curriculum in England and Wales. Presents figures depicting the national curriculum attainment target for science and levels of attainment for each age-related stage for science. (16…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Community Programs, Curriculum, Educational Facilities
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Dowling, Ross – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Describes the history of the development of environmental education curricula in New Zealand's school system and the position that environmental education takes in the new National Curriculum of New Zealand. (Contains 26 references.) (MDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Hicks, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Proposes that a futures dimension be included in the environmental education curriculum. Presents eight points to justify its inclusion and eight potential future trends that could be explored. Other methods of envisioning the future and moving forward are discussed. (Contains 28 references.)
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Jickling, Bob – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Discusses the technique of conceptual analysis to communicate the meanings of difficult concepts in environmental education. Illustrates the technique for the concepts sustainable development education and education for sustainable development. Presents research needs that arise from the discussions. (MDH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interpersonal Communication, Research Methodology
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Selby, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Presents and explains model representing four dimensions of global education: temporal, spatial, issues, and inner. Presents six principal areas covered by humane curricula; the relationships between humane education, environmental education, and human rights education; and two humane education activities for the secondary and elementary/secondary…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials
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Kean, Joan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Describes the Newcastle Architecture Workshop, an independent, charitable company that works with schools and the community in educating for urban environmental change. Activities in the schools include curriculum planning, collaborating with teachers, developing teaching strategies, and inservice training. Describes several workshop projects, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Change, Community Development, Community Programs
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