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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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Green, Monica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
This paper discusses the emerging field of place-based education or place-based pedagogy--an approach that seeks to enhance children's perspective of "place" via school and community related environmental projects. Place-based education is proposed as an approach that enables students to establish a connection to a place, its people, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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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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MacRae, Gareth; Stockport, Tina – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
As Australia enters the era of emissions trading schemes, strategies to further curb emissions will grow in importance. At the same time, a national emissions trading scheme is set to be introduced whilst the country is set to increase its dependency and volume of road transport in years to come. This raises a doubly important question for…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Motor Vehicles, Foreign Countries, Fuel Consumption
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Thomas, Chacko; Jennings, Philip; Lloyd, Bob – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Renewable energy education is evolving rapidly in response to drivers such as oil depletion and global warming. There is a rapidly increasing level of student interest in these topics and a growing demand from industry and government for skilled personnel to develop sustainable energy systems and greenhouse solutions. Several Australian and New…
Descriptors: Energy Education, Student Interests, Energy, 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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Tangen, Donna; Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
School gardens provide a unique learning environment for English as Second Language (ESL) students; students are able to engage in experiential outdoor learning that will enhance in-class lessons. This study evaluated the effects of school gardening on ESL students' learning about good nutrition. Data collected indicated that there were positive…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Nutrition, Experiential Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Adcock, Lynne; Ballantyne, Roy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Although environmental and heritage interpretation aims to connect humans with their natural and cultural heritage, and has the potential to contribute to a vision of sustainable living, it often falls short of engaging and inspiring its audiences. Some interpreters advocate the use of artistic approaches to create more affective…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Educational Strategies, Interviews, Grounded Theory
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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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Martin, Peter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
In 2003 John Fien presented an argument for environmental education to encompass deep and wide caring for human and nonhuman nature (Fien, 2003). His philosophical discussion of care outlined work by Nel Noddings (1984; 1992). In this paper I continue that project by indicating how Noddings' work provides signposts for environmental educators to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Caring
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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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Fien, John – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This paper begins with a letter of thanks from future generations for the wisdom our generation has shown in initiating a Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. It describes the overall goals of the Decade and focuses on the Action Plan being developed by UNESCO to guide its contributions as the international lead agency for the Decade.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Position Papers, International Organizations, Institutional Mission
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Gough, Annette – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This article charts the history of environmental education over four decades--from the 1960s to 2006--as a rocky road of determined chocolate with the possibilities of rocks (nuts) and easy passage (marshmallow). There were distractions such as suggestions of changing names and new directions (add fruit?) along the way but the road has continued…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Trends, Educational History
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Edwards, Suzy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
In recent years discussions surrounding early childhood curriculum has focused on the movement from developmental to sociocultural theory. A further area worthy of investigation involves the role of content in early childhood education, specifically the relationship between content, context and pedagogy. The paper draws on teacher vignettes to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Early Childhood Education, Course Content, Context Effect
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Barry, Clayton – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This paper reports on a research study that investigated the extent to which the Queensland secondary school subject Modern History adopts characteristics of socially critical environmental education. The study found that while the Modern History syllabus gives ample opportunities for students to focus their inquiries on "environment",…
Descriptors: Modern History, Environmental Education, History Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum
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