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Bruni, Coral M.; Winter, Patricia L.; Schultz, P. Wesley; Omoto, Allen M.; Tabanico, Jennifer J. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
People in industrialized countries may be losing their connection with nature. The Get to Know Program (Get to Know) is a multi-faceted program aimed at encouraging direct connection with nature through a variety of activities (observations of wildlife, hiking, creative arts, and special events), specifically among youth. Three studies assessed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Youth Programs
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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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Jørgensen, Kari-Anne – Environmental Education Research, 2016
The over-arching aim of this study was to elucidate and interpret topics that are relevant to how we understand children's experiences and creation of meaning in natural landscapes and places within these landscapes. Following two nature-kindergarten groups regularly over ten months, the data for this ethnographic study consist of constructed…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Consciousness Raising, Kindergarten
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Hicks, David; Holden, Cathie – Environmental Education Research, 2007
This paper looks at the growing interest in exploring alternative futures and in particular at the need for a futures perspective in education. It looks at the ways in which educators are responding to this and at the concerns expressed by young people themselves about the future. The value of a futures perspective in work exploring issues of…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Student Attitudes
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Korhonen, Kaisa; Lappalainen, Anu – Environmental Education Research, 2004
This paper examines children's and adolescents' environmental awareness in rural Madagascar. Two types of school survey among 8- to 21-year-old students and pupils in 18 schools were used for data collection. The objective of this comparative study was to examine the environmental awareness and knowledge of children and adolescents living under…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Role of Education, School Surveys
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McNaughton, Marie Jeanne – Environmental Education Research, 2004
In this paper, I describe part of my research project that examines the use of Educational Drama in Education for Sustainability in the upper stages of the primary school (10- and 11-year-olds). Central to the research is a small-scale qualitative research study. Here, I describe the educational focus of the study and outline the methodology.…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Theater Arts
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Devine-Wright, Patrick; Devine-Wright, Hannah; Fleming, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2004
This paper explores children's beliefs about global warming and energy sources from a psychological perspective, focusing upon situational influences upon subjective beliefs, including perceived self-efficacy. The context of the research is one of growing concern at the potential impacts of global warming, yet demonstrably low levels of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy, Energy, Cooperative Learning