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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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Sol, Jifke; van der Wal, Merel M.; Beers, Pieter Jelle; Wals, Arjen E. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Regional sustainability networks in the Netherlands are rooted in regional culture and have an emphasis on social learning and effective collaboration between multiple actors. The national 'Duurzaam Door' (Moving Forward Sustainably) Policy Programme regards these networks as generative governance arrangements where new knowledge, actions and…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Governance, Sustainability, Foreign Countries
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Kopnina, Helen – Environmental Education Research, 2018
One of the main outcomes of the Rio + 20 Conference was the agreement to set Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The most common terms in the 17 goals are economic growth, resilience and inclusion, all of which are critically examined in this article. This article discusses how these goals are reflected within existing sustainability programs at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education
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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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Kopnina, Helen – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This article examines the role of metaphors of nature, sustainable development, and neoliberalism in business education. The research underpinning this article focused on a shift in the language business students used in response to a critical course on the neoliberal economic model. Results of the examination of metaphors before and after this…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Sustainable Development, Neoliberalism, Business Administration Education
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Dijkstra, E. M.; Goedhart, M. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This article describes the development and validation of the Attitudes towards Climate Change and Science Instrument. This 63-item questionnaire measures students' pro-environmental behaviour, their climate change knowledge and their attitudes towards school science, societal implications of science, scientists, a career in science and the urgency…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Climate, Validity, Student Attitudes
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Wesselink, Renate; Wals, Arjen E. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2011
This qualitative study explores the meanings and possible merits of introducing competence profiles for enhancing professional development in the environmental education sector in the Netherlands. It presents the three most important environmental education jobs and their underlying competencies alongside their core professional challenges, as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Professional Development
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Sriskandarajah, Nadarajah; Bawden, Richard; Blackmore, Chris; Tidball, Keith G.; Wals, Arjen E. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2010
In this paper, we address the challenge of translating the concept of resilience into effective educational strategies. Three different cognitive dimensions ("ontological," "epistemological" and "axiological") that underpin assumptions held about the nature of nature, the nature of knowing and the nature of human…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Personality Traits, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Brijker, Marinus; And Others – Environmental Education Research, 1995
This paper describes the relative importance attributed by teachers to the different objectives of environmental education in schools in the northern part of the Netherlands; and the constraints and the need for support when teachers want to pay more attention to the various objectives of environmental education. (LZ/Author)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education