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Eppinga, Maarten B.; de Scisciolo, Tobia; Mijts, Eric N. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The importance of education to address current sustainability challenges in small island states has been widely recognized. Environmental education may increase knowledge, while also increasing environmental awareness and motivating students to become agents of change. Student engagement in introductory environmental science courses may benefit…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Place Based Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Kricsfalusy, Vladimir; George, Colleen; Reed, Maureen G. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Improving student competencies to address sustainability challenges has been a subject of significant debate in higher education. Problem- and project-based learning have been widely celebrated as course models that support the development of sustainability competencies. This paper describes a course developed for a professional Master's program…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Environmental Education
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Van Poeck, Katrien; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Literature about education's role in realising a more sustainable world emphasises the importance of acknowledging democratic and political challenges in environmental and sustainability education (ESE). This article offers an empirically grounded theoretical and methodological contribution to future research on how 'the political' is introduced,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Case Studies, Political Attitudes
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Ho, Ezra; Ang, Nicholas – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental and sustainability programmes in higher education have gained traction over the last several decades. More-than-disciplinary epistemologies and innovative pedagogies promise transformational learning to grapple with contemporary environmental challenges. Environmental programmes thus have implicit messages of social change.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Environmental Education
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Sandri, Orana Jade – Environmental Education Research, 2013
This paper presents a framework for understanding the role that systems theory might play in education for sustainability (EfS). It offers a sketch and critique of Land and Meyer's notion of a "threshold concept", to argue that seeing systems as a threshold concept for sustainability is useful for understanding the processes of…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Systems Approach, Sustainable Development, Transformative Learning
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Hegarty, Kathryn; Thomas, Ian; Kriewaldt, Cathryn; Holdsworth, Sarah; Bekessy, Sarah – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Education for sustainability (EfS) is emerging as an urgent imperative and challenge for higher education. But what exactly does it mean to put sustainability into higher education? How do we bring sustainability themes into university curriculum, across the enormous diversity of academic disciplines? This paper describes the experience of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Courses, Curriculum Implementation, College Curriculum
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Plummer, Ryan – Environmental Education Research, 2010
The resilience approach is rooted in ecology and is being advanced as a means to understand change in social-ecological systems. How can resilience be applied to understanding change in social systems, including in environmental education? In probing this question the main resilience approaches are described, the manner in which they may be…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Environmental Education, Resilience (Psychology), Educational Research
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Hug, J. William – Environmental Education Research, 2010
This article is an auto-ethnographic account of the development of a children's literature book critique assignment by a science teacher educator sharing instructional dilemmas and pedagogical responses. Prospective elementary teachers enrolled in an elementary school science teaching methods course in the US selected and evaluated children's…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Childrens Literature, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
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Bourn, Douglas; Shiel, Chris – Environmental Education Research, 2009
In recent years there has been a growth in interest amongst a number of universities in the UK and elsewhere in the world on reflecting upon the contribution of higher education to a global society and exploring ways to broaden the curriculum to enable students to make a positive contribution to the world as "global citizens". This paper…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Student Role, Education Work Relationship
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Gazzola, Paola; Jha-Thakur, Urmila – Environmental Education Research, 2009
This paper discusses the rationale underlying "PENTA", an EU funded Erasmus Mundus project. In doing so, it explores the challenges of internationalising and standardising European environmental assessment (EA) practice and education to a third country audience, looking at India as a case study. It is argued that the EU EA Directives are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Program Evaluation
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Ellis, Geraint; Weekes, Tony – Environmental Education Research, 2008
Sustainable development is now widely held as a transcendental ideal of town and country planning, yet the way in which it is taught in planning schools remains problematic. This arises from a range of factors, including the all-persuasive nature of sustainability and the lack of solid examples of success through implementation. The issue of how…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Experiential Learning, Sustainable Development, Educational Opportunities
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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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Hoare, Anthony; Cornell, Sarah; Bertram, Christopher; Gallagher, Karen; Heslop, Sally; Lieven, Nicholas; MacLeod, Christine; Morgan, John; Pickering, Andrew; Wells, Suzi; Willmore, Christine – Environmental Education Research, 2008
A team-taught interdisciplinary undergraduate unit in Sustainable Development has been developed and run over the past two years at the University of Bristol. This has been a unique initiative for this university to take. As in most other research-intensive higher education institutions, teaching generally follows rather traditional disciplinary…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Polk, Merritt; Knutsson, Per – Environmental Education Research, 2008
Given the complexity of current social structures and environmental problems, attaining a truly sustainable society seems rather improbable today. Not only has society not been planned for the complexity of the preconditions and effects that sustainability entails, sustainability is also unlikely given current individual consumption patterns,…
Descriptors: Social Change, Educational Change, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Cochrane, Kerry; Raman, Anantanarayanan; McKenzie, Anthony – Environmental Education Research, 2007
While the science community continues to ask how its responsibility to society needs to be expressed in the modern world, higher education grapples with issues of its own, including issues embroiled in the perennial tug-of-war between principle and economic pragmatism. In this paper, the authors give an account of the origins and development of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agriculture, Administrator Education, Agricultural Education
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