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Campigotto, Rachelle; Barrett, Sarah E. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Ontario, Canada mandates integrating environmental education (EE) into all subject areas from K-12, but pre-service teachers receive little to no instruction on how to do so. This study focusses on the experiences of 13 pre-service students who demonstrated their passion for EE through their own activism and volunteerism. Findings include the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Reis, Kimberley; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Can community and school gardens help people learn to build social resilience to potential food shortages? We seek to address this question through an examination of the ways in which gardens can teach individual and community resiliency in times of emergency, pockets of food insecurity, and the challenges presented by climate change. We focus on…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Food, Climate
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Judson, Gillian – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Many have observed that the curriculum is a mile wide and scarcely an inch deep. This article provides a rationale for including in-depth study of a place-based/local topic within educational programs aimed at cultivating ecological understanding. Following a brief exploration of some of the obstacles to in-depth learning, it describes the ways in…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Barriers, Thinking Skills, Ecological Factors
Kahn, Richard; Humes, Brandy – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
It is not altogether uncommon now to hear environmental educational theorists speak of the need to develop pedagogical methods that can work both for ecological sustainability and social justice. However, the majority of the socio-ecological turn in environmental education has failed to integrate nonhuman animal advocacy as a serious educational…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Animals, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
Mokuku, Tsepo; Jobo, 'Mantoetse E.; Raselimo, Mohaeka; Mathafeng, Tseliso; Stark, Karl – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
In response to environmental degradation, the Lesotho government, in collaboration with the Danish government, introduced an Environmental Education Support Project in schools in 2001. In order to optimise the achievement of the project goals the, Monitoring and Research Team was established to formatively evaluate the project as it unfolded. The…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Environmental Education, Action Research, Workshops
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Lotz-Sisitka, Heila; Burt, Jane – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Explores some of the headwork that goes into textwork in environmental education research. Reflects upon some of the institutional and epistemological issues associated with writing social science research texts. (Contains 26 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Professional Development
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Cheney, Jim – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Proposes that one way to view storytelling in First Nations cultures is to look at the epistemology that informs it. Recommends that storytelling be central to environmental education, ethics, and practice. (Contains 19 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Epistemology
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Hart, Paul – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Addresses the issue of quality within inquiry which uses narrative forms of representing human experience. Focuses on environmental education research. (Contains 101 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Emily – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Points out that little attention is given to environmental education research in preservice education programs in Canada. Introduces a national survey using a modified version of Towler's questionnaire to investigate the current status of environmental education that preservice teachers receive in their preparation programs. (Contains 28…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences
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Dahlberg, Steven – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Points out that climate change is an ideal pedagogical tool for encouraging a number of desirable outcomes in environmental education. Climate change can be used to teach about complex systems. (Contains 16 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Climate Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fortner, Rosanne W. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Suggests that the curricular fit of climate change is best in Earth systems-oriented classrooms. Discusses the opposition to human-mediated climate change as a curriculum topic. (Contains 32 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Climate Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Adams, Stephen – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Presents interviews with scientists and policy analysts about reasons for scientific disagreement on climate change and whether action is needed immediately. (Contains 19 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Climate Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Khalid, Tahsin – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Identifies and describes misconceptions held by preservice elementary teachers about the greenhouse effect, atmospheric ozone, and acid precipitation. (Contains 28 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Pruneau, Diane; Liboiron, Linda; Vrain, Emilie; Gravel, Helene; Bourque, Wendy; Langis, Joanne – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Presents the results of a qualitative study designed to discover people's knowledge, opinions, and feelings about climate change. Recommends some educational strategies based on the results of the study. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Climate Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barraza, Laura – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Explores the extent to which culture and school ethos with regard to the environment are influential factors in children's views of global and environmental problems. (Contains 43 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Knowledge Representation
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