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Boileau, Elizabeth Yvonne Shaw – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
The number of early childhood environmental education programs are on the rise in Canada and although young children have been quite marginalized from environmental education research, better understanding young children's relationships with the natural world is increasingly seen as important. Including young children themselves in research is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Educational Research
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
Jagger, Susan L. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Place-based environmental education is a pedagogy that infuses environmental education across disciplines in a way that is relevant and meaningful to students. One collaborative approach to place-based environmental education--community mapping--explores and represents local knowledge, visions held by community members, and relationships between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Grade 4
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Kapyrka, Julie; Dockstator, Mark – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Indigenous worldviews and Western worldviews stand in stark contrast to each other in many ways, including their perspectives regarding the Earth and her resources. Typically the differences between these two philosophies of life are highlighted and placed into an antagonistic relationship that seems irreconcilable. This paper upholds that within…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Environmental Education, Indigenous Knowledge, American Indians
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Cole, Peter – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
First Nations tricksters, Coyote and Raven, work to indigenize Environmental Education but run up against mainstream languages, technologies, and educational practices. They try to do an end-run around the cognitive backfield, then portage through marginal spaces, but find that working between Indigenous languages and mainstream ones can work best…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Figurative Language, Languages
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Gorlewski, Julie; Porfilio, Brad J. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Based upon the life histories of six Indigenous hip hop artists of the Beat Nation artist collective, this essay captures how Indigenous hip hop has the potential to revolutionize environmental education. Hip hop provides Indigenous youth an emancipatory space to raise their opposition to neocolonial controls of Indigenous territories that…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Music
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Ritchie, Jenny – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The early years are a foundational time for the establishment of dispositions for learning. This paper draws on a recent study in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to illustrate ways educators have been implementing programs, within mainstream early childhood care and education settings, that inclusively offer Maori perspectives on caring for ourselves,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Sutherland, Dawn; Swayze, Natalie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
In exploring ways to respectfully include Indigenous Knowledges and pedagogies within environmental education programs, the challenge is to ensure strategies used will meaningfully support learning while reflecting local cultural traditions, languages, beliefs, and perspectives. In this paper, key components for science-based environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lowan-Trudeau, Greg – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This article discusses the development of a methodological metissage that combined Indigenous and interpretive traditions. This metissage was developed during a doctoral study conducted with Canadian environmental educators who incorporate Western and Indigenous knowledge and philosophy into their ecological identities and pedagogical praxis. It…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Praxis, Culturally Relevant Education
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McKeon, Margaret – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Recent visions for environmental education now include a foundational acknowledgement that the well-being of humans and the environment are inseparable. This vision of environmental education, with a focus on interconnectedness as well as concepts of transformation, holism, caring, and responsibility, rooted in experiences of nature, community,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Caring, Systems Approach, Indigenous Populations
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Scully, Alexa – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Aboriginal/Indigenous education is being increasingly emphasized in Faculties of Education across Canada. Through self-study as an instructor of a mandatory course in Aboriginal education in a Faculty of Education, the author is exploring the use of local, place-based education in the fostering of cross-cultural understanding of Aboriginal and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Canada Natives
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Mokuku, Tsepo – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This paper develops and explores "lehae-la-rona" and its potential value in environment and sustainability discourse. It draws on African-centred concepts and critiques of dominant Eurocentric theoretical frameworks. In particular, Ani's concepts of "asili," "utamawazo" and "utamaroho" and Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Indigenous Knowledge, African Culture
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Curthoys, Lesley; Cuthbertson, Brent; Clark, Julie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Storytelling is one way of sharing what it means to live in a particular place: its history, inhabitants, opportunities, challenges, rhythms, ways of life, and obligations to that place. This paper offers an exploration of the nature and significance of coming together to orally share place-based stories, within the context of environmental and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Community Involvement, Place Based Education
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Newbery, Liz – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
In this paper, I explore how histories of colonialism are integral to the Euro-Western idea of wilderness at the heart of much outdoor environmental education. In the context of canoe tripping, I speculate about why the politics of land rarely enters into teaching on the land. Finally, because learning from difficult knowledge often troubles the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Water, Transportation
Corman, Lauren – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Freire's influential text, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed," relies on both anthropocentric and speciesist arguments to articulate a pedagogy for human liberation. While Freire's anthropocentric understandings of "nature" have been more thoroughly critiqued, less attention has been given to his construction of nonhuman animals, in particular. I argue…
Descriptors: Animals, Environmental Education, Bias, Critical Theory
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