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Jurdi-Hage, Rozzet; Hage, H. Sam; Chow, Henry P.H. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Informed by Stern and colleagues' value-belief-norm theory and their earlier empirical work, we examined levels and predictors of cognitive and behavioural environmental concern (EC) of university students in a Canadian postsecondary context. Data for this study were obtained through completion of self-administered questionnaires from a sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Undergraduate Students
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Ram, Rajesh – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The Australian brushtail possum ("Trichosurus vulpecula") is one of many animal species classifed as alien under the biosecurity system in New Zealand. However, it is against the possums that a relentless campaign is perpetrated. This article attempts to explain some of the many reasons behind such intense negativity, and in doing so,…
Descriptors: Animals, Classification, Wildlife, Risk
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Izadpanahi, Parisa; Tucker, Richard – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
While there are many environmental education programs for children, few studies have used an appropriately developed scale for evaluating how such education might have on impact on children's environmental orientations. The research presented in this article adapted the NEP (New Ecological Paradigm) for Children scale to develop a new instrument…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Environment
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Andrews, Steve; Stocker, Laura; Oechel, Walter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Underwater photo-elicitation is a novel experiential marine education technique that combines direct experience in the marine environment with the use of digital underwater cameras. A program called Show Us Your Ocean! (SUYO!) was created, utilising a mixed methodology (qualitative and quantitative methods) to test the efficacy of this technique.…
Descriptors: Photography, Water, Marine Education, Experiential Learning
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Townrow, Carly S.; Laurence, Nick; Blythe, Charlotte; Long, Jenny; Harré, Niki – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The Maui's Dolphin Challenge was a litter reduction project that was run twice at a secondary school in Aotearoa New Zealand. The project drew on a theoretical framework encompassing four psycho-social principles: values, embodied learning, efficacy, and perceived social norms. It challenged students to reduce the litter at the school by offering…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Program Descriptions, Wildlife, Interviews
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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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Lebo, Nelson; Eames, Chris – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
This article reports on an inquiry that used permaculture design thinking to create a science and sustainability education intervention for a secondary science class. The aims were to cultivate student attitudes towards science, towards learning science in school, and towards the environment, and to trellis learning of science and sustainability.…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Sustainability, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes
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Kaplan, Haya; Madjar, Nir – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Promoting pro-environmental behaviours (PEBs) among students is a major concern for educators. The present article presents an educational program based on a self-determination theory framework (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 2000) and a study demonstrating that working according to the theoretical principles presented in the program leads to the desired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Collectivism, Student Attitudes
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Elsden-Clifton, Jennifer; Futter-Puati, Debi – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
There is growing pressure from the public health sector, government, environmental, medical and scientific fields to teach young people about food. However, little is known about pre-service teachers' preparation in this area. This article addresses this gap by providing a case study of one approach to food education, which was purposefully…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Preservice Teachers, Course Descriptions
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Brazier, Randolph James – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant progress has been made with respect to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in tertiary education institutions, particularly universities. There are also examples of ways in which sustainability has been incorporated into secondary schools and curricula, but with varying levels of success. ESD that has been incorporated in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Secondary School Students
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Connell, Sharon; Fien, John; Sykes, Helen; Yencken, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
There is a paucity of research in Australia on the nature of young people's attitudes, knowledge and actions. This paper reports on the findings from one such study of Australian high school students. The research was based on a survey of 5,688 students form Melbourne and Brisbane. These young people identified protection of the environment as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Adolescent Attitudes, High School Students
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Sidiropoulos, Liz; Wex, Irene; Sibley, Jonathan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article reports the findings of a pilot Education for Sustainability (EfS) program implemented in 2011 for international students in a multi-campus distributed learning environment at an Australian university. It outlines the context of the pilot EfS program and reports survey findings of the environmental attitudes and sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, College Students, Sustainability
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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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Prabawa-Sear, Kelsie; Baudains, Catherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This study investigated student views on the relationship between their environmental attitudes and behaviours and their thoughts about barriers and motivators to environmentally responsible behaviours. The environmental attitudes and behaviours of students participating in a classroom-based environmental education program were measured using two…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Correlation, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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Nakagawa, Yoshifumi; Payne, Phillip G. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The current "Australian-"ness"" of outdoor environmental education is an evolving "set" of socio-cultural constructions. These constructions can be interpreted within the circumstances of an empirical study of tertiary study abroad students' participation in an undergraduate semester long unit "Experiencing the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes
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