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Iared, Valéria Ghisloti; Di Tullio, Ariane; Payne, Phillip G.; Torres de Oliveira, Haydée – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
The contributions and challenges of Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics and Freire's critical pedagogy to research and practice in environmental education are considered. We present the authors' main concepts and relate them to the principles of critical environmental education that have guided our work in Brazil. Although a raft of current…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Critical Theory
Castellano, Maria; Quirino de Luca, Andrea; Sorrentino, Marcos – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This article addresses the interface between environmental and humane education, as a theoretical and practical emerging field in Brazil. We begin by presenting conceptual similarities that, in our view, underpin and justify the need for a growing connection between the two fields of research and educational practice. We then describe an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Educational Practices, Workshops
dos Santos, Irenilda Angela; Berlinck, Christian Niel; de Santana Araujo, Symone Christine; Steinke, Ercilia Torres; Steinke, Valdir Adilson; Pianta, Taissa Ferreira; Graebner, Ivete Teresinha; Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This work presents questions related to the viability and the requirements for the implementation of a National Policy of Water Resources in Brazil, and identifies the means to bring about active participation by the population in the management of water resources. While social inequalities may be an impediment to the implementation of full…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Public Policy, Water, Natural Resources
Neves, Eloiza Dias – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Over the last century, much was researched in the field of Education, be its educational policies or more effective learning strategies. It is only recently that studies have begun to focus on the teachers. This article describes an investigation about how the knowledge of teachers working in the field of Environmental Education is formed,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Knowledge Base for Teaching, Environmental Education
Robottom, Ian; Sauvee, Lucie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
We reflect on methodological issues arising in two of our own research projects as a form of practice, as a way of engaging in a praxis of project research. The projects chosen for this purpose are themselves concerned with teacher education and curriculum development in environmental education: they include participatory "reflective…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Participatory Research, Informal Education, Environmental Education