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Sellmann, Daniela; Beckmann, Valerie; Panzlaff, Sarah; Menzel, Susanne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Zoo educators are important communicators of the targets in education for sustainable development and therefore carry great responsibility for global environmental change. However, German zoo educators form a heterogeneous group, many of them working in non-permanent job positions and facing multiple challenges at work. Applying the job…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Animals, Sustainable Development, Work Environment
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Singer-Brodowski, Mandy; Brock, Antje; Etzkorn, Nadine; Otte, Insa – Environmental Education Research, 2019
In Germany, the implementation of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for sustainable development (ESD) 2015-2019 aims to implement ESD more profoundly within the structures of Germany's educational system. In this context, a national monitoring has been set up in order to analyze the extent and quality of ESD implementation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Early Childhood Education
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Kowasch, Matthias; Lippe, Daniela Franziska – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The expert-driven and normative character of sustainability education aims to promote societal transformation and global change. While some authors underline the ethical claims of education, others have criticized that there is a problematic tendency to prescribe certain actions beyond ethical education. The article aims to provide an empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Values Education, Geography Instruction
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Liefländer, A. K.; Bogner, F. X. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study examines the relationships between the environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge of school children within the framework of an environmental intervention. We employed questions from the 2-MEV model to monitor students' environmental attitudes in terms of the model factors Preservation and Utilisation while concurrently…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Schönfelder, Mona L.; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The current loss of biodiversity requires efforts to increase awareness of pollinator conservation. An important tool is education which often uses the honeybee ("Apis mellifera") as an exemplary organism to reach this goal. Any successful module needs to focus on reducing the perceived danger associated with fear, in order to support…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Plants (Botany), Biodiversity, Environmental Education
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Braun, Tina; Cottrell, Richard; Dierkes, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study employs a uniquely multi-factorial, large-scale design to investigate baseline differences and the effects of a singular outdoor educational program on environmental attitudes, knowledge and behavior among primary and secondary school students educated in four different countries. Statistical modelling approaches employed country of…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Environmental Education, Comparative Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design
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Kater-Wettstädt, Lydia – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Education for sustainable development (ESD) is intended to enable individuals to shape a fair and sustainable society. Implemented at schools, ESD addresses specific topics, e.g. "globalization" or "pollutants in clothing". This study investigates what challenges are connected with such issues in class and how students deal…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Schneider, Joachim; Schaal, Steffen – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Geogames are complex location-based games for smartphones and they are part of a critical discussion within the community of environmental education. The aim of the study is to asses if smartphone games are suitable to foster connectedness to nature and if there are differences between a complex Geogame and a less-demanding treasure hunt. For this…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Environmental Education, Computer Games
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Sattler, Sabrina; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Although zoos envision themselves as environmental education institutions and governmental policies require that students become environmentally responsible citizens, it is surprising, that little research is done with regard to school field trips to the zoo. Many students are not aware that their everyday life affects marine environments that may…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Field Trips
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Dieser, Olivia; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
In line with previous studies, where outdoor nature experience was shown to support adolescents' environmental knowledge, our study monitored the influence of a hands-on environmental programme within a National Park on cognitive knowledge achievement. A sample of 4th and 5th graders (n = 289) completed a week-long outreach conservation programme…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Parks, Outdoor Education
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Baur, Armin; Haase, Hans-Martin – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Until now, many efforts in the area of environmental education, intended to instill consciously responsible behaviour into the general public in Germany, have failed. Several of the available intervention studies aimed at improving environmental behaviour of pupils with classroom tuition were able to show positive results, but there were often…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Student Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Siewert, Christian; Barsukov, Pavel; Demyan, Scott; Babenko, Andrey; Lashchinsky, Nikolay; Smolentseva, Elena – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Since 1995, soil-ecological field courses across climatic zones in West Siberia have been organized by scientists from Russia and Germany to meet growing demands for better land use practices. They are focused on virgin landscapes and soils undisturbed by anthropogenic influences to facilitate the learning processes by excluding concealing changes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Soil Science, Ecology, Field Instruction
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Otieno, Christine; Spada, Hans; Liebler, Katharina; Ludemann, Thomas; Deil, Ulrich; Renkl, Alexander – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Environmental issues such as climate change are becoming ever more important in today's societies and politics. Information is spread by the media, for example, via the Internet or information brochures, employing different representational styles (e.g. sensational vs. neutral styles, emphasis of human vs. natural causes). We investigated the…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Climate, Ecology, Information Dissemination
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Fröhlich, Gabriele; Sellmann, Daniela; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Within the curriculum guidelines for Bavaria, we designed a hands-on educational programme for teaching sustainability with regard to agriculture, food and consumerism, partly implemented on a farm as an out-of-school learning setting. The participants were fifth graders ("N"?=?176). The research followed a quasi-experimental design and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Sustainability, Agriculture
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Sellmann, Daniela; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Although informal learning environments have been studied extensively, ours is one of the first studies to quantitatively assess the impact of learning in botanical gardens on students' cognitive achievement. We observed a group of 10th graders participating in a one-day educational intervention on climate change implemented in a botanical garden.…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Educational Environment, Climate, Botany
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