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Salite, Ilga – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The Baltic and Black Sea Circle Consortium for educational research (BBCC) was established at the beginning of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005). BBCC has obtained its name in the "Third International Conference Sustainable Development, Culture, Education, in the University of Vechta" (Germany, 2005). The paper…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Teacher Education, Educational Research, Consortia
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Gedžune, Ginta – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Children's social exclusion in the classroom is a threat to the sustainability of education. Teachers should be sensitised to this issue, which raises important implications for teacher education. This paper reports on an action research study in the context of pre-service teacher education aimed at enriching prospective early childhood educators'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Isolation, Action Research, Preschool Teachers
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Gedžune, Inga – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
This study proposes identification with nature as a pedagogical technique in teacher education for sustainability to facilitate commitment to care about nonhuman nature, such care being an important underpinning of an inclusive and hence sustainable human-nature relationship. 29 pre-service teachers participated in a series of learning activities…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Creative Writing, Foreign Countries
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Strode, Aina – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Implementation of participatory action research during pedagogical practice facilitates sustainable education because its objective is to understand professional practice, enrich the capacity of involved participants and an opportunity to make inquiries for the improvement of quality. In the research of professional practice, subjects explore…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Professional Identity, Professionalism
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Switala, Eugeniusz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The aim of the paper is to present the results of the research on highlighting values related to sustainable development in Poland and Latvia by secondary school teachers and to compare two models by the use of action research. The research is presented as a process of identifying values mainly from the point of view of social development which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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El-Deghaidy, Heba – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
This study reports on Egyptian science teachers' experiences in collective action research projects with a focus on education for sustainable development (ESD). Science teachers were enrolled in a study course "Teaching Strategies" that had been revised with a focus on sustainability. The course was introduced in the spring semester of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Action Research, Science Teachers, Research Projects
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Gedžune, Inga; Gedžune, Ginta; Skrinda, Astrida; Micule, Ilona – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2011
This study relates the experience of educational action research with pre-service teachers aimed at exploring their views on ecological identity, which is considered the basis for a person's life activity, and its orientation towards inclusion in or exclusion from the global community of life. Through gradual opening of communicative space and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Sustainability, Preservice Teachers, Futures (of Society)
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Costandius, Elmarie – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
The aim of this research is to consider the impact of a Service-Learning module aiming at enhancing social responsibility and citizenship by using art as a medium for learning and reflection. It involves an explicit and designed programme that includes Socratic discussions and self-reflection projects through art. Action research was used as a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Responsibility, Citizenship Education, Art Activities
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Switala, Eugeniusz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
This paper reports on a fragment of a broader research on values education in Polish and Latvian schools. This paper seeks to evaluate data from the European Social Survey (ESS) and elaborate on the frames of references for identification of the aims for future research. The paper highlights the findings of an action research carried out in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Action Research, Cross Cultural Studies