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Steele, Astrid; Scott, Jeff – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Based on a three-year research project in which outdoor and environmental education were embedded in classroom curricula, this paper considers learning story pedagogy and accompanying emotional elements often found in narratives. We draw on neuroscience research findings that support the importance of emotion in focusing attention and supporting…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Jensen, Sally – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The importance of imagination in understanding sustainability has often been overlooked. This paper examines acts of imagining in teaching and learning that elicit and enable the emotive experience of empathy. I frame ways of thinking about imagination and empathy through theoretical perspectives of otherness. I report on research findings into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Imagination, Sustainability
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Williams, Dilafruz; Anderson, Jennifer – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
This case study explores what it is like for culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents who are low-income English Language Learners to experience garden-based education at their school's Learning Gardens in southeast Portland, Oregon, even as they and their families--driven from their homelands as immigrants and refugees--try to establish…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Diversity, Adolescents, Low Income Groups
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Blenkinsop, Sean – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
This paper uses an innovative building-less Canadian public elementary school and its accompanying large-scale research project to consider the characteristics that might be required of a teacher interested in working in an emergent, environmental, place- and community-based experiential public school setting. The six characteristics considered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Ormond, Carlos; Zandvliet, David; McClaren, Milton; Robertson, Patrick; Leddy, Shannon; Metcalfe, Selina – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
During 2011 at Simon Fraser University, the Faculty of Education hosted the implementation of a pre-service teacher education program with an emphasis on sustainability and environmental learning. This cohort, termed SEEDs (Sustainability Education in an Environment of Diversity), enrolled 32 teacher education students in an intensive 12-month…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Communities of Practice, Sustainability
Jagger, Susan L. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Place-based environmental education is a pedagogy that infuses environmental education across disciplines in a way that is relevant and meaningful to students. One collaborative approach to place-based environmental education--community mapping--explores and represents local knowledge, visions held by community members, and relationships between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Grade 4
Mayer-Smith, Jolie; Bartosh, Oksana; Peterat, Linda – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Based on the idea that eating is an environmental act, we designed an environmental education project where elementary school children and community elders work as partners to raise food crops on an urban organic farm. Our goal was to illustrate how eco-philosophies could be translated into educational programs that foster environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Age Differences, Theory Practice Relationship
Watson, Gavan P. L. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This paper describes the partial results of a research project which investigated conceptions of nature and the role of place in environmental education in children who attended Camp Arowhon. Through interviews and observations, utilizing a hybrid research drawing from phenomenography and ethnography, local common wild animals emerged as playing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Children, Resident Camp Programs
Mortari, Luigina – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The root of the ecological crisis lies in an ethic of nature consumption. In order to reconstruct our cultural framework, it is necessary to cultivate another ethical approach, an ethic of care. It is the responsibility of school to encourage students to learn how to care for not only the human world, but also for the natural world. This paper is…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Rural Schools, Environmental Education, Phenomenology
Bell, Anne – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
In this paper I present a narrative approach to environmental education research. This approach evolved through a dynamic interplay between research questions, theory, experience, conversation, and reflection. I situate the approach with respect to narrative inquiry and clarify the key conceptual metaphors underpinning my study, including…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Research Methodology, Figurative Language, Writing (Composition)