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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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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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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