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Macintyre, Thomas; Chaves, Martha – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This paper explores the complex relationship between environmental education and researcher activism from the perspective of transgressive learning. With increasing interest within academia for more radical learning-based transformations for confronting sustainability challenges, come calls for more instrumental warrior stances in methodologies…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Researchers, Activism, Empathy
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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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Iskos, Eugenia; Karakosta, Stella – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
This paper presents a case study of a private preschool in Thessaloniki, Greece. The school, located at the unique setting of an educational farm, has a curriculum focus on environmental education. An analysis of teacher interviews and lesson plans in the span of three years presents insights into the barriers teachers faced in implementing their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Preschool Education, Outdoor Education
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Nugent, Clare; Beames, Simon – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
While nature environments afford food for human consumption, there is a dearth of empirical inquiry that considers foraging as a sustainable, seasonal practice that builds human-nature relations. This gap in the literature is particularly apparent in early childhood education literature. Drawing on observations recorded at two forest-based nature…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Natural Resources, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Berger, Paul; Gerum, Natalie; Moon, Martha – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
We present findings from research on a nine-week elective course, "Climate Change Pedagogy," taught for the first time in the Bachelor of Education program at Lakehead University in winter 2014. After reviewing literature on what is needed for effective teaching about climate change and some of the neoliberal barriers to such teaching,…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Barriers, Educational Environment
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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
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Payne, Phillip G. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Critical environmental education promised a reconstructive critique of any education that reconstituted social and ecological injustices. Post-critical inquiry in environmental education research revitalizes that commitment. The "voices" of the researched and researcher are well represented in this empirical study of a radical curriculum…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Critical Theory, Educational Research, Ethics
Breunig, Mary – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
In Canada, there exists a noteworthy educational initiative referred to as Environmental Studies Programs (ESPs). These secondary school programs are interdisciplinary, helping to link subject matter and encouraging student responsibility. This paper will present student reports from five case studies where I investigated how ESP participation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Food, Secondary School Students
Asfeldt, Morten; Urberg, Ingrid; Henderson, Bob – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
This paper explores the pedagogical benefits of combining remote winter wilderness travel and homestead living with reading, writing, and listening to personal narratives from the expedition region. A co-taught interdisciplinary university course will be used as a case study to demonstrate the ways in which this approach aids in developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Environmental Education, Educational Benefits
Beringer, Almut – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Is it feasible and appropriate to develop a sustainability metrics which captures cosmological-spiritual dimensions of un/sustainability? Departing from the supposition that the crisis of unsustainability is a crisis of worldview and misguided cosmology which needs redirection on a cultural and global scale, this essay introduces the notion of a…
Descriptors: Measurement, Case Studies, Value Judgment, Sustainable Development
Haddad, Marwan – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Identifying and considering public attitudes towards various aspects of water supply and sanitation services by planners and decision makers represent an important developmental element relating to the quality, efficiency, and performance of those services. A sample of 1000 Palestinian adults completed a questionnaire assessing attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Water, Sanitation, Child Health, Foreign Countries
Mannion, Greg – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Commentators on children's experience (largely the urban experience of the developed countries) indicate that publicly accessible open space for children is being limited due to commercialization, litigation, fear for children's safety, and changes in lifestyle. One of these open spaces facing change is the school grounds. Evidence is drawn from a…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Court Litigation, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
Rickinson, Mark; Sanders, Dawn – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
In a recent review of school grounds research, Dyment (2004a) highlights a lack of studies on the "process" of school grounds improvement, particularly in the secondary school context. This paper seeks to respond to this gap in the literature by reporting emerging findings from a three-year action research study of six English secondary…
Descriptors: Action Research, Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
Akerblom, Petter – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This article reflects on experiences from Swedish research on school gardening and greening school grounds. A process-orientated case study in two Swedish cities is discussed, based on future workshops as a platform for situated capacity building in interaction between stakeholders in the in-school context and stakeholders from outside the local…
Descriptors: Campuses, Outdoor Education, Gardening, Case Studies
Fontes, P. J. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
This paper outlines briefly some of the factors and forces that have led to the multiplicity of approaches to and the dis-integration of the objectives of environmental education. It traces the evolution of the understanding of the concept of action competence, and of its application in environmental education research and practice in Portugal.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Competence, Case Studies
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