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Dada, Deborah O.; Eames, Chris; Calder, Nigel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
One of the goals of environmental education is the development of environmental literacy. The development of environmental literacy for preservice teachers is critical if they are to be confident and competent to deliver environmental education in schools. Little is known about the impact of environmental education on preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Evans, Neus; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Davis, Julie; Stevenson, Robert B. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article reports on the fourth stage of an evolving study to develop a systems model for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) into preservice teacher education. The fourth stage trialled the extension of the model to a comprehensive state-wide systems approach involving representatives from all eight Queensland teacher education…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Davis, Julie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Pre-service teacher education institutions are large and complex organisations that are notoriously difficult to change. One factor is that many change efforts focus largely on individual pre-service teacher educators altering their practice. We report here on our experience using a model for effecting change, which views pre-service teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Educators, Models
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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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Bradbery, Debbie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Developing an understanding of the importance of a sustainable future is vital in helping children to become "global citizens". Global citizens are those willing to take responsibility for their own actions, respect and value diversity and see themselves as contributors to a more peaceful and sustainable world. Children's…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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Nielsen, Wendy; Andersen, Peter; Hurley, Amy; Sabljak, Vanessa; Petereit, Amy-Lee; Hoskin, Vanessa; Hoban, Garry – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This article describes an interpretive study that evaluated a new subject in teacher education called "Education for Sustainable Development". The study evaluated the subject for its ability to prepare pre-service teachers for their roles as environmental educators. We used perspectives in place-based pedagogy and critical thinking to underpin the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Sustainable Development
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Wilson, Sue – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The growing emphasis on sustainability in school curricula in Australia reflects international trends in education. Teacher education is a vital strategy for the incorporation of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in school curricula. Research to identify drivers and barriers to embedding EfS across a primary teacher education program in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Barriers, Course Descriptions
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Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Information communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to enable intending and in-service teachers in regional, rural and remote regions greater access to tertiary education. This paper describes how a fourth year environmental education subject has been successfully delivered wholly online for several years and how pre-service and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Distance Education, Online Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kennelly, Julie; Taylor, Neil; Maxwell, Tom – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Increasing attention is being given to the inclusion of Education for Sustainability in pre-service teacher education. However, there is little research to explain why and how early-career teachers include Education for Sustainability in their work, or how teacher education providers can encourage and support them to do this. Through analysis of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers
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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Tilbury, Daniella – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Teacher education is widely recognised as a key strategy that is yet to be effectively utilised to embed environmental education and/or education for sustainability in schools. This paper reports on a research study that examined a range of pre-service teacher education initiatives, both in Australia and internationally, that were seeking to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Environmental Education, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Kennelly, Julie; Taylor, Neil – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Although the need for education for sustainability in pre-service teacher education is well recognised, little has been published to indicate how this might be incorporated into university courses in Australia. This paper describes one attempt to encourage pre-service primary teachers to include education for sustainability in their future work.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods
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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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Miles, Rebecca; Harrison, Linda; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This paper presents the findings of a small-scale research project about student teachers' perceptions and experiences of environmental education. The context of this study is a pre-service teacher education faculty in rural New South Wales, Australia. A combined methods approach was applied, with a survey designed from rich data elicited through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Environmental Education, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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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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Medina, Augusto – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Describes the development of Environmental Education (EE) in Latin America and the Caribbean by highlighting formal education projects in the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Argentina that respond to local teacher needs. Suggestions future improvements include increasing effectiveness of teacher training programs with support systems, EE infusion…
Descriptors: Background, Curriculum, Development, Environmental Education