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Kerscher, Ulrich – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Plastic, plastic waste and marine litter indisputably is one of the key environmental issues of the 21st century. The already existing amount of accumulated marine litter, the high quantity of plastic waste escaping from waste management streams every year in combination with the low recycling rates for plastic and the missing awareness of the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Futures (of Society), Plastics, Sanitation
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Kabadayi, Abdulkadir; Altinsoy, Fatma – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
In the preschool period children develop rapidly in cognitive, social-emotional, physical, psycho-motor, language, and aesthetic areas. In this period, besides basic habits and skills, it is important for children to gain environmental awareness. Research shows that children are mostly affected by environmental problems. Yet, living in a clean and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Teaching Methods, Pollution, Conservation (Environment)
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Copsey, Olivia – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Several high-level strategies devote special priority to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Given the seriousness of the ESD agenda in SIDS, it is vital that ESD programmes perform at a level where potential positive impacts on schools and communities can be realised. Contemporary literature on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Transformative Learning, Holistic Approach
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Merritt, Eileen G.; Archambault, Leanna; Hale, Annie E. – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
The article reflects results from a web-based survey of early career teachers who had taken a required, hybrid course focused on sustainability science. Many alumni reported early efforts to integrate sustainability topics and ways of thinking into their K-8 classrooms. Teachers reported modeling of classroom behaviors that promoted sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Ates, Deniz; Teksöz, Gaye; Ertepinar, Hamide – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Recent studies indicate that limited understanding about causes and its potential impacts of climate change and fault beliefs by people across different countries of the world including Turkey is a real challenge. Acceptance of climate change as a real threat, believing its existence, and knowing causes and consequences are very significant for…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Student Attitudes
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Svalfors, Ulrika – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
This article discusses different interpretations of sustainable development in education and if different interpretations of the concept are implemented in Curriculum, with the Swedish Curriculum of Upper Secondary School as an example. According to Agenda 21 sustainable development should be implemented in a multidimensional way. In 2011, a new…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Kvamme, Ole Andreas – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Education for sustainable development as presented by UNESCO involves a value dimension which is both pivotal and problematic. Pivotal, because values concern what matters to beings, problematic because the values brought forward are formulated as universal values, with the risk of suppressing the plurality of context. The first part of the…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Religious Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Choondassery, Yesudas – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
A rights-based approach to the environmental issues has been gaining momentum since the United Nations' Environmental Agency proposed a new rights-based agenda for sustainable development in the document, "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" (UN, 2015). Our moral responsibility toward the environment is…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Civil Rights, Educational Methods, Environmental Education
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Zygmunt, Tomasz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Nowadays, education for sustainable development starts covering wider and wider spheres of interest and human activity. Out of the three main spheres of interest, such as environmental, economic, and socio-cultural, the first two mentioned here seem to be given more attention than the sphere of socio-cultural activity. In this respect, the aim of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Language Usage, Language of Instruction
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Franzenburg, Geert – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Sustainability is one of the core challenges for education in modern times, particularly concerning cultural heritage. The study evaluates, from a German point of view, how Latvians outside of Latvia after World War II kept their cultural heritage alive by educational concepts, which can be characterized as early roots of modern sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Cultural Maintenance, High Schools
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Ashworth, Elizabeth; Steele, Astrid – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
As educators at a faculty of education, the authors found that teacher candidates (TCs) invariably purchased new materials whenever they had an assignment requiring some form of construction activity. They were concerned about this learned, consumer behavior; lessons of moderation in using the Earth's resources are important elements of…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Consumer Economics
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Šimonová, Petra; Cincera, Jan – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Teachers who are specialized in environmental education (environmental education school coordinators) can play an important role in empowering students to shape a sustainable future. In this study, the authors examined a group of Czech environmental education school coordinators. The authors aimed to clarify how they interpret their role at their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Specialists, Teacher Role
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Sahin, Elvan – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Uncertainties and debates regarding the term of sustainable development are still going on, and similarly, the notion of education for sustainable development (ESD) is open to debate. There has been an attempt to make the concept of ESD evident, which is quite challenging. Palmer (1998) stated the appropriateness of ESD within environmental…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Middle Schools, Secondary School Science
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Brunold, Andreas – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Since the nineties, the principle of sustainable development has increasingly been adopted by policy makers and civil society in Germany and, of course, in many countries of the world. With the acceptance of this principle, the significance of education for sustainable development (ESD) has also been recognised. Increased awareness of the problems…
Descriptors: Civics, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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Rode, Ojars – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The research problem concerns the sphere of relationships with the environment and an individual's awareness in the aspect of satisfying the need for belonging. This research aims to determine the conditions of relationships with the environment and an individual's awareness in the process of personality formation. The research is constituted by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Physical Environment, Self Actualization
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