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Shealy, Tripp; Klotz, Leidy; Godwin, Allison; Hazari, Zahra; Potvin, Geoff; Barclay, Nicole; Cribbs, Jennifer – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Climate change has not been well understood by high school students in the US and the topic is often connected to misconceptions, which is especially damaging since accurate understandings of the concepts are strongly predictive of intent to do something about it. We use data from a national (US) survey of first year college students to identify…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Climate
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Waldron, F.; Ruane, B.; Oberman, R.; Morris, S. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Given the radical reduction in carbon emissions required from developed countries, a robust and justice-orientated educational response is necessary to support the collective actions needed to mitigate climate change. This exploratory study uses thematic analysis of interview and focus group data to investigate the understandings of educators,…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Justice, Foreign Countries
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Monroe, Martha C.; Plate, Richard R.; Oxarart, Annie; Bowers, Alison; Chaves, Willandia A. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Increased interest in climate change education and the growing recognition of the challenges inherent to addressing this issue create an opportunity to conduct a systematic review to understand what research can contribute to our ideas about effective climate change education. An academic database, EBSCO"host," was used to identify 959…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention
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Spero, Melanie A.; Balster, Nick J.; Bajcz, Alex W. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This study explored the relationships between student background and academic performance in college introductory environmental science (ES) courses at a large U.S. research university with the premise that this analysis may inform teaching practices, curricula, and efforts to increase retention. We surveyed over 700 students across eleven…
Descriptors: Background, Academic Achievement, College Students, Environmental Education
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Gray, Donald Stuart; Colucci-Gray, Laura – Environmental Education Research, 2019
There is growing global awareness of the importance of what are often labelled as 'natural environments' for human health, well-being and cognitive development. However, fostering learning in such 'natural environments', as they may be differently experienced and understood, requires a review of theoretical and practical approaches in teacher…
Descriptors: Ecology, Physical Environment, Teacher Education Programs, Outdoor Education
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Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Educators who introduce critical socio-ecological issues into learning contexts often experience formidable internal and external challenges. This is especially true when intersecting Indigenous and environmental issues are involved. Compounding such difficulties in Canada is an inadequate level of pre-service, curricular, resource, and research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Conservation (Environment), Culturally Relevant Education
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Bessant, Sophie E. F.; Robinson, Zoe P. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper explores one key aspect of marketisation in English universities, the quality-related research funding (QR) system, which central government in the United Kingdom uses to allocate funds to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), based on a system of reviewing and rating the 'quality' of research at different HEIs. Specifically, it focuses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Commercialization
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Singer-Brodowski, Mandy; Brock, Antje; Etzkorn, Nadine; Otte, Insa – Environmental Education Research, 2019
In Germany, the implementation of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for sustainable development (ESD) 2015-2019 aims to implement ESD more profoundly within the structures of Germany's educational system. In this context, a national monitoring has been set up in order to analyze the extent and quality of ESD implementation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Early Childhood Education
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Mori, Tomoko; Tasaki, Tomohiro – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The transformation to sustainable social systems requires both individual and collective pro-environmental behaviors. In this study, we quantified the impacts of factors that promote or impede collective pro-environmental behaviors around the use of renewable energy. An online questionnaire was completed by Japanese high school and college…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Energy, Sustainable Development
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Ignell, Caroline; Davies, Peter; Lundholm, Cecilia – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article explores changes of environmental values and beliefs among secondary school business and economics students regarding government and market solutions to climate change. The quantitative study is longitudinal and a survey was administrated to students at two occasions including 212 participants in the first measurement. Results show a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Economics Education
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Verlie, Blanche – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper explores the emotional experiences of some undergraduate sustainability students in a semester long course on climate change. Specifically, it attends to experiences of anxiety, frustration, overwhelm, guilt, grief and hope. I suggest these experiences are characteristic of a process I term learning to live-with climate change. Learning…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Emotional Experience, Undergraduate Students
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Eppinga, Maarten B.; de Scisciolo, Tobia; Mijts, Eric N. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The importance of education to address current sustainability challenges in small island states has been widely recognized. Environmental education may increase knowledge, while also increasing environmental awareness and motivating students to become agents of change. Student engagement in introductory environmental science courses may benefit…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Place Based Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Clayton, Susan; Bexell, Sarah M.; Xu, Ping; Tang, Ya Fei; Li, Wen Jing; Chen, Li – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This research investigated environmental literacy and nature experience among 1433 children and adults in Chengdu, China. Utilizing a standard measure of environmental literacy modified to be culture- and age-appropriate, we found almost universal agreement that nature should be protected. Although our results showed that older groups were less…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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Hofman, Karen; Hughes, Karen – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Nature-based tourism experiences have the potential to change the environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior of visitors; but such experiences may be beyond the physical and/or financial reach of many people. To influence the conservation behavior of populations world-wide, a more accessible yet equally effective strategy is required. Using…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Natural Resources, Documentaries, Behavior Change
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Felgendreher, Simon; Löfgren, Åsa – Environmental Education Research, 2018
A considerable literature looks at universities' approaches to integrating sustainable development into teaching and learning, but less is known about how Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) affects student attitudes, values and norms. To our knowledge, only a few studies have quantified such effects of changes in curricula. This study…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes
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