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Tooth, Ron; And Others – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1988
Presents a picture of the curriculum at the Pullenvale Field Study Centre. The curriculum is based on a drama theme called "The Settlers," and relates to Year Five Social Studies. Describes the curriculum in its current form and its development. Also considers the cyclic process, involving planning, action, observation, and reflection.…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
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Davis, Peter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1987
Examines some of the reasons why energy education programs in Australia tend not to be tied closely with the environmental impacts of energy use. Highlights some of the difficulties facing the environmental education teacher who wishes to conduct a valid study of energy sources. (TW)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, College Science, Curriculum Development, Energy Conservation
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Johnson, Barbara; Fensham, Peter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1987
Reports on the results of a study done in Australia in which students in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11 were given word association tests and were asked to react to photographs in an effort to determine their environmental knowledge and attitudes. Lists the key words used as the stimuli. (TW)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Attitude Measures, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures
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McRae, K. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Urges that leisure-oriented programs which focus on the outdoors be based on an environmental ethic that guarantees the protection of the natural environment. Proposes that the good of the total community takes precedence over the needs of individual members (including humans). Ethical dilemmas and educational implications are reviewed. (ML)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environmental Education, Ethics
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Roberts, B. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Identifies land degradation as Australia's most urgent environmental problem and recommends the development of a land ethic for soil conservation. Presents a 15-point conservation education plan that encourages a sustainable ecological basis for rural production and also cultivates ecologically sound habits toward nature. (ML)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Ecology, Educational Principles
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Greenall, A. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Presents an optimistic overview of the current status of environmental education in Australia. Identifies the positive influences of the National Conservation Strategy for Australia (NCSA) document, federal and state level environmental committees, and the Australian Association for Environmental Education on the growth of environmental education.…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Conservation (Environment), Educational Improvement, Educational Trends
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Fien, J. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Analyzes the conditions that have influenced research in social and environmental education in Australia. Identifies six major research categories and explains and presents study findings for each of the areas. Implications and recommendations are also included. (ML)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Environmental Education, Literature Reviews, Research Needs
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Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Offers schools, state, and regional authorities a list of suggested priorities for environmental education programs. Recommends that adoption and/or adaptation of the itemized priorities can assist schools in the design, development, and implementation of each school's own particular program and policy. (ML)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Environmental Education, Needs Assessment
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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
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Geake, John – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Examined how exposure to a program of fractal computer graphics affected the perceptual sensitivity of sixth-grade students (n=197) to the natural visual environment. MANCOVA analysis of collected data and students' written responses to questions indicated that environmental perceptual sensitivity was higher for subjects exposed to fractal images.…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Elementary School Students
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Fien, John – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Analyzes and critiques the sociocultural and educational features that comprise the macrocontext for teaching environmental education in Queensland, Australia. Concepts outlined in the analysis include the global context of teaching environmental education; the political, economic, and social context of Queensland; the national party; the…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Context Effect
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Spork, Helen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Reports survey results of a random sample of Brisbane North Region, Australia, elementary school teachers (n=300) concerning teacher practices, attitudes, professional preparation, and concerns regarding environmental education. Concludes that environmental education is implemented in classroom programs but that values, ethics, problem solving and…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Environmental Education
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Blake, Trevor; Cock, Peter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1987
Examines the tensions between the development of a holistic understanding of the diverse relations linking people and environments and the more dominant, technocratic orientation of environmental studies programs in higher education. Describes how the graduate environmental science program at Monash University (Australia) has dealt with these…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Educational Philosophy
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