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Meyers, Ronald B.; Brody, Michael; Dillon, Justin; Hart, Paul; Krasny, Marianne; Monroe, Martha; Russell, Constance; Wals, Arjen – Environmental Education Research, 2007
This article uses a series of interlinked, personal vignettes to discuss the first three years of the North American Association for Environmental Education research symposium, from the perspectives of the key organizers. Seven challenges in the field of environmental education research are identified in a recent historical context, and we…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Graduate Students, Socialization, Environmental Education
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Dillon, Justin; Wals, Arjen E. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2006
In this article, the authors caution against blurring methods, methodologies and ideologies in research. They do this by drawing on two earlier articles in "Environmental Education Research" that focused on this issue as well but from quite different vantage points: Hart's (2000) paper in which he problematizes the generating of generic guidelines…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Ideology
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Dillon, Justin; Reid, Alan – Environmental Education Research, 2004
Case studies are put to a variety of uses in investigating environmental and sustainability issues in higher education. These uses include: to document, describe (in detail), contextualize, investigate and/or explain information that characterizes and qualifies what is of interest in this area. The focus of the case study is often an event, a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Epistemology
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Reid, Alan; Teamey, Kelly; Dillon, Justin – Environmental Education Research, 2004
The paper discusses the 'value-through-utility' argument as a key ingredient of environmental educators' interests in traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), and examines some of the epistemological and philosophical tensions it generates in employing TEK within the context of learning with sustainability in mind. In an earlier article (Reid et…
Descriptors: Environment, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Epistemology
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Dillon, Justin – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Responds to Rickinson's (2001) review of empirical studies of learners and learning in environmental education. Suggests it is only partially successful in achieving what it sets out to do. Makes two major criticisms: (1) the review does not examine learning theories underlying the research; and (2) it ignores a large body of relevant work in…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Dillon, Justin; Kelsey, Elin; Duque-Aristizabal, Ana Maria – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Examines the methodology and findings of the emergent environmentalism research project as reported in Environmental Education Research v4 n4. Challenges the ontological stance implicit in the research as well as explicit epistemology. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Life Events