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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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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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Malberg Dyg, Pernille; Wistoft, Karen – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The article explores the role of the outdoor environment in the Gardens for Bellies Danish school garden program in relation to student wellbeing. It is based on exploratory multiple case study research. The study indicates that the school garden program promotes students' wellbeing through their positive emotions about being outside in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Gardening, Environmental Education
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Rasmussen, Klaus – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper takes an institutional perspective on the topic of sustainability in order to analyse how this "idea" enters science teacher education through an interdisciplinary approach. It shows how the development and implementation of a course for Danish pre-service teachers was conditioned and constrained by a complex web of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Teachers, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Waite, Sue; Bølling, Mads; Bentsen, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Using a conceptual model focused on purposes, aims, content, pedagogy, outcomes, and barriers, we review and interpret literature on two forms of outdoor learning: Forest Schools in England and "udeskole" in Denmark. We examine pedagogical principles within a comparative analytical framework and consider how adopted pedagogies reflect…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Feinstein, Noah Weeth; Laessoe, Jeppe; Blum, Nicole; Chambers, Dianne – Environmental Education Research, 2013
In 2009, a think tank called the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes (IALEI) announced the results of a study entitled Climate Change and Sustainable Development: The Response from Education. Intended for a policy audience, the study offered a glimpse into the status of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and an early…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Climate, Environmental Education, Context Effect
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Blum, Nicole; Nazir, Joanne; Breiting, Soren; Goh, Kim Chuan; Pedretti, Erminia – Environmental Education Research, 2013
This paper addresses one of the key challenges for work on education, sustainable development and climate change: the overall conceptualisation of central ideas such as Environmental Education (EE), Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Climate Change Education (CCE). What do these concepts mean in diverse contexts and amongst diverse…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Climate, Environmental Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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Wals, Arjen E. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2010
This contribution provides an "outside" commentary on several of the articles provided in this special issue on environmental education and education in the context of sustainability in Denmark and Sweden. Although there is no uniform position or shared single outlook expressed in the articles in this special issue, there are some…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Democracy, Sustainable Development, Cultural Pluralism
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Laessoe, Jeppe – Environmental Education Research, 2010
This paper argues for a historical and socio-cultural approach to participation as a key concept in a democratically oriented education for sustainable development (ESD). With three empirical examples from a non-formal educational setting, it demonstrates that even though a relatively open framework is provided for genuine participation, certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational History, Environmental Education
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Mogensen, Finn; Schnack, Karsten – Environmental Education Research, 2010
Action competence has been a key concept in educational circles in Denmark since the 1980s. This paper explores the relationship between the action competence approach and recent discourses of education for sustainable development (ESD), competence and quality criteria. First we argue that action competence is an educational ideal, referring to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values
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Payne, Phillip G. – Environmental Education Research, 2010
This response article written from "outside" the Swedish-Danish contexts of this special issue considers how we might highlight and make additional ecocentric meaning of some of the terms most frequently used in this collection. In the first instance my focus is on "meaning" but this is expanded to include other terms such as…
Descriptors: Democracy, Ecology, Climate, Sustainable Development
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Breiting, Soren; Wickenberg, Per – Environmental Education Research, 2010
Our paper traces the history and progressive development of environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) in Sweden and Denmark. Our main focus is on work in primary and lower secondary schools as part of a search for trends of international interest related to the conceptualisation and practice of environmental education…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Democratic Values, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Nikel, Jutta – Environmental Education Research, 2007
This article discusses findings from a tri-country study of student teachers' understandings of the purposes of education, their conceptions of sustainable development and the task of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). At its heart are case studies of 30 student teachers from Initial Teacher Education Programmes in England, Denmark and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Data Analysis, Sustainable Development
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Jensen, Bjarne Bruun; Schnack, Karsten – Environmental Education Research, 2006
In this article, the concept of action competence is presented and an attempt is made to locate it within the concept of general educational theory. The concept of action competence, it is argued, should occupy a central position in the theory of environmental education as many of the crucial educational problems concerning a political liberal…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Competence, Educational Theories, General Education
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Jensen, Bjarne Bruun; Schnack, Karsten – Environmental Education Research, 1997
Presents the concept of action competence and argues that it should occupy a central position in the theory of environmental education. Discusses different kinds of action, identifies environmental actions, and draws a distinction between direct and indirect environmental actions. Identifies four problem areas which require further research.…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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