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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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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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Williams, Lewis; Claxton, Nick – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
In the face of declining human-ecological systems, as well as intercultural and interspecies trauma, we are currently witnessing a renaissance of activist-orientated environmental education. In Canada, this work is increasingly viewed as part of a broader healing response of "DEEP" reconciliation work between Indigenous and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Epistemology
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Mnyusiwalla, Laila; Bardecki, Michal – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This study reviews the Ontario secondary school curriculum in light of recommendations made by the 2007 Bondar Report, "Shaping Our Schools, Shaping Our Future." It analyzes curriculum expectations and enrollment data for the purpose of reporting upon and providing recommendations for place-based environmental education. The extent and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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Straker, Jo; Potter, Tom G.; Irwin, David – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This paper asks, what is the outdoors, and challenges conceptions of the role the outdoors play in education. It critically examines why a better understanding of the outdoors is important to outdoor education, how wilder places are essential to education, and how learning generated from these places can be translated into sustainable thinking and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Natural Resources, Sustainability
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Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
In this article I reflexively explore my recent experiences as a Métis environmental activist, educator, and academic with the historic rise of the New Democratic Party in Alberta, Canada which was quickly followed by the victory of the federal Liberal Party, toppling conservative dynasties at both levels. This autoethnograhic inquiry also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Burnout
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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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Korteweg, Lisa; Root, Emily – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Escalating environmental controversies are placing Indigenous peoples and First Nation communities at the front lines of protests, opposing unjust government policies and corporate actions. Yet, many environmental educators are not actively engaged or affectively learning about Indigenous Land struggles against Canada's colonial oppressions.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Environmental Education
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Stanger, Nicholas Richard Graeme – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This paper considers a person's endogenous and emotional relationships to outdoor childhood or adolescent (trans)formative places. By revisiting the (trans)formative places of four citizens and filming the experiences, I gained an understanding of how these places engage emotional learning. The emotional data were explored through phenomenology…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Children, Adolescents, Phenomenology
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Blenkinsop, Sean; Piersol, Laura; Sitka-Sage, Michael D.; Ho, Yi Chien Jade – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This paper begins with two parallel, although not identical, images. The first is of Ota Benga, a Congolese "pygmy" brought to the St. Louis World Fair in 1904 and displayed in a cage for the entertainment of the visiting public. The second is of a Red Maple tree in a large concrete pot on the campus of Simon Fraser University on the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Land Settlement, Relationship, Forestry
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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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Leduc, Timothy B. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
What role can awe play in the practice of environmental education as our lives become increasingly urbanized? This paper looks at the historic emergence of land experience in environmental education and thinking as a means for examining its potential role in an urban academic setting. Many early environmental scholars proposed that the mind is…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Universities, Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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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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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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