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Broom, Catherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This article presents the findings of a research study with young adults who explored the connections between their early childhood experiences in nature and their attitudes and actions towards the environment in adulthood. Drawing on E. Wilson's (1984) work, environmental or ecological consciousness is theorised to connect to ecological identity…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Environmental Education, Young Adults, Childhood Attitudes
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Inoue, Michiko; O'Gorman, Lyndal; Davis, Julie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
In a study undertaken in Queensland, Australia, analysis of a survey that included both qualitative and quantitative questions revealed that, like their Japanese counterparts, early childhood teachers do not have well-developed ideas and practices in education for sustainability (EfS). Instead, they mainly practise traditional nature-based…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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Stovall, Holly A.; Baker-Sperry, Lori; Dallinger, Judith M. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Popularised feminist discourse has devalued daily cooking and implicitly defined it as work that reinforces women's second-class status. In an era of climate change linked to industrialised foods and disease epidemics caused by the modern Western diet, kitchen work has acquired political importance. Daily cooking must be understood as public, as…
Descriptors: Feminism, Environmental Education, Housework, Home Management
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Walker, Beth; Redmond, Janice – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The importance of the environment is something of a cracked record to many small business owners, as historically any calls to business to change or improve their practices or behaviours were from the "environmental" or "green" perspective, rather than from a business perspective. As a consequence, many small businesses have…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Business, Industry, Behavior Change
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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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Curtis, David J.; Howden, Mark; Curtis, Fran; McColm, Ian; Scrine, Juliet; Blomfield, Thor; Reeve, Ian; Ryan, Tara – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Engaging and exciting students about the environment remains a challenge in contemporary society, even while objective measures show the rapid state of the world's environment declining. To illuminate the integration of drama and environmental education as a means of engaging students in environmental issues, the work of performance companies…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Drama, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education
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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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Somerville, Margaret; Green, Monica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The project of mapping sustainability initiatives across a region is part of a larger program of research about place and sustainability education for the Anthropocene, the new geological age of human-induced planetary changes (Zalasiewicz, Williams, Steffen, & Crutzen, 2010). The study investigated the location, nature and type of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Innovation, Environmental Education
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Black, Rosemary; Davidson, Penny; Retra, Karen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
This paper presents the results of a study that explored the effectiveness of three intervention strategies in facilitating energy saving behaviour among resident undergraduate university students. In contrast to a dominant practice of motivating with rewards or competition this study sought to appeal to students' intrinsic motivations. An…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Research Design, Intervention
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Redmond, Janice; Walker, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Traditionally, environmental education has been aimed at the community or in primary schools and governmental pressure to reduce environmental damage has focussed on large businesses. More recently, the role and importance of small business and how to engage them in the environmental debate has come under scrutiny. Researchers have identified…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Small Businesses, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role
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Skamp, Keith; Boyes, Eddie; Stannistreet, Martin – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Using survey methodology, students' beliefs, and willingness to act, about 16 specific actions related to global warming are compared across the primary secondary interface. More primary students believed in the effectiveness of most actions to reduce global warming and were willing to take those actions. In general there was a disparity between…
Descriptors: Climate, Surveys, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment)
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Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan; Everett, Michele – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Despite the increasing importance of, and interest in, documenting the impact of environmental education programs on students' learning for sustainability, few tools are currently available to measure young students' environmental learning across all the dimensions of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours. This paper reports on the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Action Research, Program Effectiveness, Learning Processes
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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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Beckmann, Elizabeth A. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1988
Examines the effect of school visits to Nature Reserves. Most students had previous experience with National Parks and environmental media, however, there was a need for basic conservation and management values and ideas to be continually emphasized. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Mass Media