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Piasentin, Flora Bonazzi; Roberts, Lin – Environmental Education Research, 2018
A significant shift in the dominant paradigm governing the relationship of humans with nature and society is crucial in order to change the current unsustainable practices. This article describes a pilot-study based on a Masters level sustainability course, which explored what specific content, activities and resources may contribute to promoting…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Questionnaires
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Birdsall, Sally; France, Bev – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Evaluations of environmental education (EE) programmes and resources are becoming increasingly visible and important. While benefits accrue through evaluation, many programmes and resources have yet to realise these. Issues such as a lack of clear objectives, reliance on traditional, summative approaches and inattention to context have prevented…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational Resources
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Aguirre-Bielschowsky, I.; Lawson, R.; Stephenson, J.; Todd, S. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
The development of energy literacy (knowledge, attitudes, and intended behaviour) and agency of New Zealand children (age 9-10) were investigated through thematic and exploratory statistical analyses of interviews (October 2011-April 2012) with 26 children, their parents and teachers, focus groups and photo elicitation. The children knew that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Shephard, Kerry; Bourk, Michael; Mirosa, Miranda; Dulgar, Pete – Environmental Education Research, 2017
We used a modified circuit of culture enquiry to explore processes of production, representation and consumption of global perspective at our university, in the context of fostering this perspective as a graduate attribute. We identified four frame packages by which this perspective is understood and communicated. Global perspective is framed…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, World Views, Student Development
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Pashby, Karen; de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This analysis is situated within a larger project focusing on ethics and internationalisation in higher education. Internationalisation is occurring at a fast pace and encompasses overlapping and contradictory aims largely framed by market imperatives. At the same time, institutions of higher education increasingly promote sustainability. We use a…
Descriptors: Ethics, International Education, Higher Education, Sustainability
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Jowett, Tim; Lovelock, Brent; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This article addresses the important questions that higher education institutions ask concerning their impact on their students' sustainability-related attributes "How do our students" worldviews change as they experience higher education with us?" The process of monitoring such a dynamic entity is fraught with statistical…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Sustainability, Student Attitudes, Benchmarking
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Birdsall, Sally – Environmental Education Research, 2015
In order to teach about sustainability, teachers need to be able to translate their personal understanding of this concept into their pedagogy in ways that make it accessible to their learners. This translation process is known as pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). This study investigated the way that two teachers translated their understanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Case Studies
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Birdsall, Sally – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Understanding sustainability is important, as people need to cope with issues associated with over-population and over-consumption. Education is seen as a key strategy to assist with the development of people's understandings of this complex concept, which could then lead to them being able to make more sustainable lifestyle decisions. In order to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Lovelock, Brent; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary; Jowett, Tim – Environmental Education Research, 2014
We report the development and piloting of an evaluative instrument and process for monitoring the environmental literacy (EL) of undergraduate students in one large research-led university in New Zealand. The instrument addresses knowledge, affect and competencies in the general area of EL in line with this institution's adoption of EL as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Environmental Education, Knowledge Level
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Mackey, Glynne – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This article draws on a research study that focused on young children's involvement in an environmental curriculum that created for them opportunities to display their competence and confidence through knowing, deciding and acting for the environment within a supportive early childhood setting. When young children are involved in making decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Kindergarten, Childrens Rights
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Tarrant, Michael; Lyons, Kevin – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Short-term study abroad is the fastest growing area of international education and there is increasing interest in the role of modified applications of this form (e.g. faculty-led, field/environmental, and/or educational travel) in influencing global citizenship. Using an empirical database of over 650 students registered for a study abroad course…
Descriptors: Travel, International Education, Citizenship, Foreign Countries
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Duhn, Iris – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Culturally, childhood is often understood as a time of innocence which can mean that issues such as ecological sustainability are considered too problematic for early childhood practice. By drawing on findings from a research project that focused on issues of ecological sustainability in early childhood centres in New Zealand from Western and…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Aguirre-Bielschowsky, Ikerne; Freeman, Claire; Vass, Eva – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This paper investigates Mexican and New Zealand children's conception of the environment and their understandings of environmental issues, focusing on how personal experiences, culture and school-based environmental education (EE) programmes influence their perspectives. Sixty Year 5 children (age 9-11) from three schools in Dunedin (New Zealand)…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Shephard, Kerry; Mann, Samuel; Smith, Nell; Deaker, Lynley – Environmental Education Research, 2009
How much do teachers in tertiary education know about the sustainability characteristics of their incoming students and, if this knowledge were to be available, how could their educational approaches be influenced by this knowledge? In New Zealand, Otago Polytechnic has committed itself to the goal that every graduate may think and act as a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Eames, Chris; Cowie, Bronwen; Bolstad, Rachel – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper reports on a national evaluation project that investigated characteristics of environmental education (EE) practice in New Zealand schools in 2002-2003. The research included a review of New Zealand and international environmental education literature, a survey of nearly 200 New Zealand schools and case studies of environmental…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Rewards