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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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Sandri, Orana; Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The development of university wide graduate attributes has become an important mechanism for setting generic learning outcomes across higher education institutions. Many universities around the world have developed sets of graduate attributes that they aim to develop through degree programs. Sustainability related attributes have been included in…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Outcomes of Education
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Gordon, Sue; Thomas, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Use of role-plays to develop deep student-learning has many advocates. Role-play is a powerful approach for learning that develops relevant skills in a range of disciplines and situations. In Higher Education, sustainability programmes role-play pedagogy appears to have great relevance for developing the competencies that these graduates will…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Role Playing
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Rooney, Tonya – Environmental Education Research, 2018
In the context of challenges posed by climate change, this paper draws attention to the significance of children's relationship with weather. The paper contends that it is time to engage more closely with children's weather relations when developing and experimenting with new environmental pedagogies. Furthermore, it is argued that there is a need…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Babb, Yeyoung May; McBurnie, Janine; Miller, Kelly K. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Popular and accessible before television and the internet, picture books capture the context of the time they were created and influence the generations of children who consume them. Depictions of the natural world have changed across several generations of picture books as seen in illustrations of all 249 books of an influential collection, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Content Analysis
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Gannon, Susanne – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Emerging posthuman paradigms are beginning to influence approaches to educational research and pedagogy, including the "common worlds" investigations of relations among children and wild animals in early childhood settings. This paper turns to child-animal encounters in a secondary school wetlands project to explore some of the…
Descriptors: Ecology, Secondary School Students, Animals, Wildlife
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Lynch, Julianne; Eilam, Efrat; Fluker, Martin; Augar, Naomi – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Community-school partnerships are an established practice within environmental science education, where a focus on how local phenomena articulate with broader environmental issues and concerns brings potential benefits for schools, community organisations and local communities. This paper contributes to our understanding of such educational…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Innovation, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Izadpanahi, Parisa; Elkadi, Hisham; Tucker, Richard – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study aims to determine if primary school children's environmental attitudes can be predicted by whether their school had been designed or adapted for sustainability. A New Ecological Paradigm ("NEP") scale for children was adopted to measure attitudes, with supplementary questions added to align this scale to the Australian context…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Tomas, Louisa; Girgenti, Sarah; Jackson, Cliff – Environmental Education Research, 2017
The education for sustainability (EfS) literature espouses participatory, praxis-orientated, place-based and holistic approaches to teaching and learning. The introduction of a first-year EfS unit for pre-service teachers at James Cook University provided an opportunity to explore their attitudes toward EfS and their perceptions of the relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Sustainability
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Marks, M.; Chandler, L.; Baldwin, C. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
A key goal of Biosphere Reserves (BR) is to foster environmental education for sustainable development. In this study we systematically analyse two cases in which environmental art is used as a mechanism to engage communities in "building environmental understanding", in Noosa BR in Australia and North Devon BR in the United Kingdom.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Art Activities, Documentation
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Somerville, Margaret; Hickey, Sandra – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This co-authored paper offers Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives on the emergence of urban/nature/child pedagogies in a project to reclaim remnant woodlands. Set in the context of indigenous issues explored in a special edition of the journal on land based education, the paper engages critically with a claim by a group of ecologists, that…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Attitude Measures, Natural Resources, Forestry
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Fatima, Johra Kayeser; Khan, Habib Zaman; Goh, Edmund – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Our study examines the environmental knowledge (EK) and behavioural outcomes of students studying ecotourism in Sydney, Australia. Three competing models were tested to examine the relationships between EK, participation intention (PI) in ecotourism programs, landscape likeability (LL) and social interactions (SI); and the study also tested the…
Descriptors: Tourism, Environmental Education, Structural Equation Models, Least Squares Statistics
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Wilks, Leigh; Harris, Neil – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Objective: Young people's environmental views are typically conflicted, with little recognition of the links between environmental issues or between environmental responsibility and action. The purpose of this study was to clarify whether young people's understanding of the environment is in conflict or whether they are forming interconnections…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Social Responsibility, Attitude Measures
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Cooke, Anna N.; Fielding, Kelly S.; Louis, Winnifred R. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
To identify pathways to lower environmental impacts, this research examined the motivation and antecedents of motivation (autonomy, relatedness, competence), of environmentally active people. Previous research suggests that people with more self-determined motivation for pro-environmental behavior (PEB) should carry out more PEBs, and have lower…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Self Determination, Path Analysis, Conservation (Environment)
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Freestone, Margaret; O'Toole, John Mitchell – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Direct experiences of nature are becoming less common in our urbanised world and little research exists regarding the impact of less direct experiences, particularly how childhood reading relates to the development of pro-environmental values. This study differs from previous reports into the influence of books, as it concentrates on the potential…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Values Education, Emergent Literacy, Reading Habits
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