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Bessant, Sophie E. F.; Robinson, Zoe P. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper explores one key aspect of marketisation in English universities, the quality-related research funding (QR) system, which central government in the United Kingdom uses to allocate funds to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), based on a system of reviewing and rating the 'quality' of research at different HEIs. Specifically, it focuses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Commercialization
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Walshe, Nicola – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Education for sustainable development (ESD) persists as an important concept within international policy and yet, despite considerable debate, there remains a lack of consensus as to a pedagogy for ESD in schools. This paper presents findings from a study investigating how an interdisciplinary approach to ESD in England developed one class of 16-…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Poetry, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Lee, Elsa Ukanyezi – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper makes a twofold contribution. Firstly it presents a typology of eco-clubs that can be used to contextualise eco-club observations by researchers and can support management of eco-clubs by practitioners. Secondly it explains how participation in eco-clubs provides a space for a child to both enact and develop as a citizen, a place for…
Descriptors: Clubs, Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Citizen Participation
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Marks, M.; Chandler, L.; Baldwin, C. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
A key goal of Biosphere Reserves (BR) is to foster environmental education for sustainable development. In this study we systematically analyse two cases in which environmental art is used as a mechanism to engage communities in "building environmental understanding", in Noosa BR in Australia and North Devon BR in the United Kingdom.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Art Activities, Documentation
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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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Pointon, Pam – Environmental Education Research, 2014
This paper reports a study of 384 13-14-year olds' written responses to open-ended questions about their understanding of and relationship with "nature." Using constant comparative method the responses were coded, categorised and themed. Most students held scientific conceptions of nature (excluding humans) and a utilitarian relationship…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Scientific Concepts, Natural Resources
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Feng, Ling – Environmental Education Research, 2012
That the value of interdisciplinarity in sustainability education is largely taken for granted reflects widely held views about the inherent complexity and uncertainty of sustainability issues and the need for holistic responses to them. Although there is an extensive literature on interdisciplinarity, there has been relatively little…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainable Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Bigger, Stephen; Webb, Jean – Environmental Education Research, 2010
This article explores the extent to which stories for young people encourage environmental engagement and a sense of agency. Our discussion is informed by the work of Paul Ricoeur (on hermeneutics and narrative), John Dewey (on primacy of experience) and John Macmurray (on personal agency in society). We understand fiction reading about place as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Democracy, Young Adults, Peer Influence
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Lindemann-Matthies, Petra; Constantinou, Constantinos; Junge, Xenia; Kohler, Karlheinz; Mayer, Jurgen; Nagel, Ueli; Raper, George; Schule, Diane; Kadji-Beltran, Chrysanthi – Environmental Education Research, 2009
In this article, we present results from an international research study on biodiversity education in pre-service education of primary school teachers. The study was carried out between 2004-2006 in four teacher education institutions in Cyprus, England, Switzerland and Germany. We used document analyses and in-depth interviews with 27 teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Biodiversity, Natural Sciences
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Katayama, Junko; Gough, Stephen – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper explores a particular contemporary instance of the implementation of central government policy linking higher education and sustainable development. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)'s strategic plan for 2006-2011 (HEFCE 2006) includes a commitment to establish a baseline assessment of the contribution of the…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Sterling, Stephen; Scott, William – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper provides a commentary on education for sustainable development (ESD) within higher education (HE) in England, set against the wider international and European background. The recent history of attempts to clarify ESD and its implications for higher education institutions is outlined, and some of the tensions between a developing agenda…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Trends
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Roberts, Carolyn; Roberts, Jane – Environmental Education Research, 2008
In the early months of 2007 a staff development exercise with multiple purposes and outputs was undertaken at the University of Gloucestershire. It aimed to identify innovative examples of education for sustainable development (ESD) in the University's curriculum, to provide a forum for ESD practitioners to exchange and discuss their approaches…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Staff Development, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
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Cook, Victoria – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper presents findings from research into students' perceptions and experiences of geography fieldwork. The study focused on Year 9 students (13-14 years) from three state secondary schools in urban northern England. Geography fieldwork, depending on its conceptualisation and implementation, has the potential to provide students with a wide…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Environmental Education, Affective Objectives, Ideology
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Littledyke, Michael – Environmental Education Research, 2008
Science education has an important part in developing understanding of concepts that underpin environmental issues, leading potentially to pro-environmental behaviour. However, science is commonly perceived negatively, leading to inappropriate and negative models of science that do not connect to people's experiences. The article argues that the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Environmental Education, Active Learning, Science Education
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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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