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McCauley, Veronica; McHugh, Patricia; Davison, Kevin; Domegan, Christine – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Ocean literacy is an understanding of the ocean's influence on us and our influence on the ocean. A lack of ocean literacy presents a significant obstacle for citizens to engage in environmentally sustainable behaviour, and thus is acknowledged as a 'complex problem' that requires deliberative participation and joint-action by stakeholders across…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Intelligence, Oceanography, Participatory Research
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Lambrechts, Wim; Van Liedekerke, Luc; Van Petegem, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This paper provides critical reflections on higher education for sustainable development (HESD) from a philosophical perspective. A theoretical framework is developed, based on John Dewey's thoughts on the aim of democracy and the critical role of education herein, and with specific focus on two constructs: 'initiative and adaptability' and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Environmental Education
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Boeve-de Pauw, Jelle; Van Petegem, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2018
We present results from a large-scale study performed in Flanders, focusing on the effectiveness of the eco-schools project. We surveyed 2152 students and 1374 teachers in 101 primary and secondary schools that are actively engaged in the eco-schools program at different stages (including control schools), focusing on their environmental values,…
Descriptors: Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Crivits, Maarten; de Krom, Michiel P. M. M.; Block, Thomas; Dessein, Joost – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Farm education organized by farmers and directed towards students and groups of citizens is a relatively new practice often considered as one specific business strategy to diversify farmers' income. Although we endorse the importance of an economic rationale we argue that this conceptualization undermines a diversity of perspectives on educative…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Discourse Analysis, Networks, Foreign Countries
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Wildemeersch, Danny – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The paper analyses the contribution of critical pedagogy to the reflection on environmental and sustainability education. It links this reflection to a case of a Flemish/Belgian citizen movement that sensitizes the public for the issue of silence, through various educational and community-based practices. These practices inspired the author to try…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Community Education, Foreign Countries
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Mélard, François; Stassart, Pierre M. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Gathering information, comparing points of view, and designing actions in and about problematic situations are no longer purely academic activities. Learning about complex state of affairs is becoming an increasingly widely-distributed necessity and practice, including within civil society. We propose to give first-hand information -- as…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Energy, Cooperatives, Foreign Countries
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Van Poeck, Katrien; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Literature about education's role in realising a more sustainable world emphasises the importance of acknowledging democratic and political challenges in environmental and sustainability education (ESE). This article offers an empirically grounded theoretical and methodological contribution to future research on how 'the political' is introduced,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Case Studies, Political Attitudes
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Van Poeck, Katrien; König, Ariane; Wals, Arjen E. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
As an introductory article of a Special Issue on Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) in the Benelux region, this paper provides an overview of ESE research, policy and practice in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. It discusses the different contributions in this collection with regard to how the central theme of this issue, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Educational Change
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Van Poeck, Katrien; Goeminne, Gert; Vandenabeele, Joke – Environmental Education Research, 2016
In this article, we address the democratic paradox in environmental and sustainability education (ESE) by drawing on Bruno Latour's conceptual distinction between "matters of fact" and "matters of concern" and the notion of attachments that goes with it. We present an analysis of three cases (nature excursions, workshops that…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Foreign Countries
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Van Poeck, Katrien; Vandenabeele, Joke; Bruyninckx, Hans – Environmental Education Research, 2014
In this paper, we address the implementation of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Flanders, a sub-national entity of Belgium. Our analysis shows how the policy-making process in Flanders is inextricably intertwined with three developments in environmental and educational policy: the increasing impact of ESD policy and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Kenis, Anneleen; Mathijs, Erik – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Individual behaviour change is fast becoming a kind of "holy grail" to tackle climate change, in environmental policy, the environmental movement and academic literature. This is contested by those who claim that social structures are the main problem and who advocate collective social action. The objective of the research presented in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Social Action, Climate, Role
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Van Ongevalle, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter; Deprez, Steff; Chimbodza, Iris Jane-Mary – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Within the first year of the Secondary Teacher Training Environmental Education Project (St[superscript 2]eep) in Zimbabwe, project stakeholders, including lecturers, college administrators, local project coordinators, and donor representatives, expressed concern about the non-sustainability of the project due to its over-reliance on its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Van Petegem, Peter; Blieck, An – Environmental Education Research, 2006
The authors' research investigated young people's environmental worldviews using the revised "New Ecological Paradigm" scale for children. The scale is a widely used measure of people's shifting worldviews from a human dominant view to an ecological one, with humans as part of nature. However, the scale has not been used with children.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Cross Cultural Studies, Student Attitudes
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Soetaert, Ronald; And Others – Environmental Education Research, 1996
Discusses two research projects, one focusing on descriptions, interpretations, and evaluations of landscape paintings and the other on the concept of "nature" in a prototypical example of modern European literature. Illustrates the importance of art and literature for developing environmental literacy and awareness. (Author/JRH)
Descriptors: Art, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries