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Melville, Wayne; Yaxley, Bevis; Wallace, John – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
This article develops the notion that virtues can be utilized as a means of understanding the professional expertise that science teachers demonstrate when they deal with socioscientific issues. Socioscientific issues are those contentious issues that connect science to the society in which it operates--environmental issues being a prime example.…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Scientific Principles, Science Teachers, Science Education
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O'Sullivan, Edmund – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Addresses higher education, specifically universities, and their role in moving toward a sustainable, ecologically-sound, and vibrant society. Suggests that universities are caught between two competing visions. (Contains 24 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Students, Economics, Environmental Education
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Nicol, Robbie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Points out that outdoor education in the United Kingdom is long on practice and short on theory and begins to address this issue by drawing on secondary sources that address environmental philosophy. (Contains 66 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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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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Moore, Janet – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Describes an interdisciplinary project involving university researchers, community groups, and industry partners in a collaborative dialogue about sustainability. Focuses on the Georgia Basin Futures Project. (Contains 20 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Economics, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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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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Lenzen, Manfred; Murray, Joy – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Presents a large-scale teacher development program, a personal greenhouse gas calculator, and resources for teachers and students. (Contains 57 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Climate Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Equal Education
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Henderson, Bob; Potter, Tom G. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Discusses the philosophical underpinnings of Canadian adventure education and offers a description of outdoor adventure education in Canada. (Contains 20 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Mortari, Luigina – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2000
Reports on a study that investigates the evolution of the idea of "good quality of life" in the context of an educative process that values firsthand experiences of nature and the engagement to think about those experiences. (Contains 28 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies
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