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Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres provide programs that are designed to address a range of environmental education aims, and contribute broadly to student learning for sustainability. This paper examines the roles such Centres can play, and how they might contribute to the Australian Government's initiative in relation to sustainable…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Outdoor Education
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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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Davis, Julie; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
We are living in an era of market-driven, globalised economies characterised by reduced public investments in what, until now, have been considered public goods and services. In Australia and elsewhere, education, and higher education in particular, has seen steady declines in government funding. This has prompted universities to become much more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Research Administration
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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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Elias, Derek – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
As lead agency of the DESD, UNESCO focuses on partnerships to activate networks and projects in support of ESD. Established committees in Asia and the Pacific are enhancing coordination and cooperation throughout the region. At present, the focus is on mobilising the media, private sector and youth as key stakeholders in achieving ESD. UNESCO…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Regional Programs, Regional Planning
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Ostuni, Josefina – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Three South American countries, Argentina, Chile and Brazil, have been selected in order to study the impact of the document "The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development". In these countries, whose people react energetically against any attempt to break the environmental balance, the synergic power of education is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Latin Americans, International Education
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Sleurs, Willy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Environmental Education is one of the cross-curricular themes, introduced in the mid 1990s in the curriculum of Flemish secondary education (12-18 yr). Both the Brundtland report and the ENSI philosophy inspired the development of the objectives for EE. A strong partnership exists between the departments of education and the environment of the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Secondary Education, Instructional Development
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Jickling, Bob – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
In Canada education for sustainable development is not flourishing. This may seem curious as The Decade of Education For Sustainable Development is now well underway. But this isn't a bad news story. There are interesting dynamics at play and many great initiatives are emerging. This assessment is a story too. There are many ways of interpreting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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O'Donoghue, Rob; Lotz-Sisitka, Heila – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Within the globalising trajectory of modernism, conservation, then environmental (EE) and now sustainability education (ESD) have each emerged as developing responses to risk produced by and in the modern state. Through adopting a long term process perspective, this paper narrates the emergence of situated learning perspectives and a developing…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Boylan, Colin; Collin, Keith – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
A collaborative partnership has evolved between the Riverina Environmental Education Centre (REEC) and Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. The Riverina Environmental Education Centre (REEC) is one of 24 Department of Education and Training environmental education centres in New South Wales (see www.reec.nsw.edu.au). As part of this…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Biodiversity, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
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Gladstone, William; Stanger, Robin; Phelps, Liz – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Loss of biodiversity and habitats is one of the greatest threats to the environment and education has a critical role to play in addressing this issue. This paper describes a teaching activity for first-year university students studying sustainable resource management at the University of Newcastle which established a partnership between…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Community Involvement, Biodiversity
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Kentish, Barry; Robottom, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
The discourse of sustainability is promoted internationally, with the United Nations declaring 2005-2014 as a Decade for Education for Sustainable Development. There is discussion concerning the nature, status and significance of Education for Sustainability and its relationship with the somewhat established discourse of environmental education.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ideology, Sustainable Development, Regional Characteristics
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Lang, Josephine; Thomas, Ian; Wilson, Andrew – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
As institutions of education and learning, the higher education sector has a significant role to play in implementing the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). Some institutions have already acknowledged, and are shaping, their roles in working towards sustainability through appropriate development and…
Descriptors: Investigations, Organizational Change, Sustainable Development, Educational Innovation
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Meehan, Barry; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Problem solving and teamwork abilities are important skills for graduates entering the environment profession. Through a problem based learning approach small groups of students from the environmental courses at RMIT University have been gaining these professional skills by undertaking projects in Vietnam. With three years experience in running…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries
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Rickard, Andrew – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Event tourism is accompanied by social, economic and environmental benefits and costs. The assessment of this form of tourism has however largely focused on the social and economic perspectives, while environmental assessments have been bound to a destination-based approach. The application of the Ecological Footprint methodology allows for these…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Tourism, Program Effectiveness, Conferences (Gatherings)
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