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Jørgensen, Nanna Jordt; Madsen, Katrine Dahl; Laessøe, Jeppe – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This article explores how waste materials and waste practices figure in education, pointing to educational potentials of waste which have hitherto received little consideration in environmental and sustainability education practice and research. Building on empirical research on waste education in Danish schools and preschools, we discuss how an…
Descriptors: Wastes, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Educational Practices
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Cincera, Jan; Kroufek, Roman; Simonova, Petra; Broukalova, Lenka; Broukal, Vaclav; Skalík, Jan – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study presents an analysis of a Czech pilot project in implementing the Eco-School program in kindergartens. The evaluation applied a mixed design that included pre/post testing of children using picture-based questionnaires, and interviews with the teachers responsible for conducting the program. The findings revealed a significant increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Environmental Education, Kindergarten
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Feriver, Sebnem; Teksöz, Gaye; Olgan, Refika; Reid, Alan – Environmental Education Research, 2016
In this study, we discuss findings from a small-scale project evaluating an in-service teacher training programme focused on "perspective transformation" in early childhood education and education for sustainability (EfS). A bespoke professional development programme was developed for Turkish early childhood teachers, based on a variety…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Mixed Methods Research
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Ideland, Malin; Malmberg, Claes – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This article analyses how "eco-certified children" are constructed as desirable subjects in teaching materials addressing education for sustainable development. We are interested in how discourses structure this cherished practice and how this practice has become "natural" and obvious for us. A discourse analysis is carried out…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Childrens Literature, Textbooks
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Ljung-Djärf, Agneta; Åberg-Bengtsson, Lisbeth; Ottosson, Torgny; Beach, Dennis – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This article is part of a larger project focusing upon explanatory illustrations that children encounter in pre- and primary school education. The research questions concerned (a) how preschool children make sense of iconic symbols when placing items of refuse on illustrations of refuse bins in a sorting task and (b) what stumbling blocks they…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Comprehension, Task Analysis, Pictorial Stimuli
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Ernst, Julie – Environmental Education Research, 2014
In efforts to encourage use of natural outdoor settings as learning environments within early childhood education, survey research was conducted with 46 early childhood educators from northern Minnesota (United States) to explore their beliefs and practices regarding natural outdoor settings, as well investigate predictors of and barriers to the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outdoor Education, Barriers, Preschool Teachers
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Dyment, Janet E.; Davis, Julie M.; Nailon, Diane; Emery, Sherridan; Getenet, Seyum; McCrea, Nadine; Hill, Allen – Environmental Education Research, 2014
In recent times, Australia has recognised and enacted a range of initiatives at service, system and community levels that seek to embed sustainability into the early childhood sector. This paper explores the impact of a professional development (PD) session that provided opportunities for early childhood educators to learn and share ideas about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Sustainability, Early Childhood Education
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Caiman, Cecilia; Lundegård, Iann – Environmental Education Research, 2014
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in pre-school children's meaning-making and learning in education for sustainability. Young children should be recognized as "agents for change" and active participants in their own day-to-day practices. Such issues are thoroughly discussed in the early childhood education for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Sustainability, Sustainable Development