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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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Suárez-López, Rafael; Eugenio, Marcia – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Wild botanic gardens consist of natural or semi-natural land remnants immersed in large urban areas or botanic gardens, which are managed for purposes of biodiversity preservation and public recreation. In Latin America, they tend to be affected by budget limitations; however, they serve as valuable resources that permit the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gardening, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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Willis, Alette; Schmidt, Franziska – Environmental Education Research, 2018
In 2014, Scottish Book Trust (SBT) published and distributed classroom sets of a graphic novel about the life of pioneering environmental activist John Muir to all secondary schools in Scotland, where he is still relatively unknown. This paper outlines the collaborative process SBT used in producing the graphic novel and sets out to trace the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Environmental Education, Activism
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Silva, Regina; Jaber, Michelle; Sato, Michèle – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This article illustrates the steps taken to enact a new methodology for participatory social mapping by the Environmental Education, Communications and the Arts (GPEA) Research Group of the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT). The aim of Social Mapping is to record the identities, territories and socio-environmental conflicts experienced by…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Maps, Social Environment
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Laessoe, Jeppe; Feinstein, Noah Weeth; Blum, Nicole – Environmental Education Research, 2013
This essay examines the relationship between research and policy and, more specifically, how researchers might relate to policy work. Given the current international policy focus on climate change, green growth and sustainability in general, it argues for strengthening and widening policy research in the areas of Environmental Education (EE),…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods
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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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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Davis, Julie – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Participation in networks, both as a concept and process, is widely supported in environmental education as a democratic and equitable pathway to individual and social change for sustainability. However, the processes of participation in networks are rarely problematized. Rather, it is assumed that we inherently know how to participate in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Social Change
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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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Blewitt, John – Environmental Education Research, 2011
This article addresses the reluctance of mainstream corporate and commercial media to critically address major environmental and conservation issues. The resulting public pedagogy largely reproduces the neoliberal ideology informing much conservation practice and discourse. Nonetheless, the media retains an unrealised critical educative potential…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Environmental Education, Mass Media, Conservation (Environment)
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Watson, Gavan Peter Longley – Environmental Education Research, 2011
This paper focuses on the implications of two emerging digital technologies on the act of field birding, and the implications of these objects for thinking about wild birds. While the adoption of new immaterial technologies promises to improve the ease with which birding is practiced, their use leads to new ethical considerations. Using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Photography, Ethics
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Dobrin, Sidney I. – Environmental Education Research, 2010
By way of reclamation of the metaphor "green," this paper contends that research regarding the relationships between children's literatures and cultures and environmental experience requires a reinvigorated consideration of the role of the visual. The heightened importance of visual texts is made evident via three primary, contemporary conditions…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Figurative Language, Ecology, Childrens Literature
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Hicks, David; Holden, Cathie – Environmental Education Research, 2007
This paper looks at the growing interest in exploring alternative futures and in particular at the need for a futures perspective in education. It looks at the ways in which educators are responding to this and at the concerns expressed by young people themselves about the future. The value of a futures perspective in work exploring issues of…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Student Attitudes
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Blewitt, John – Environmental Education Research, 2005
As Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) slowly moves up the UK Government's policy agenda, practical implementation issues are increasing in significance. This paper offers a retrospective reflective account of a major national ESD initiative, "Learning to Last", funded by the Quality and Standards Directorate of the Learning and Skills…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education
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Kelsey, Elin – Environmental Education Research, 2003
International environmental agreements are a primary mechanism of global environmental governance. Increasingly, international environmental agreements recognise the importance of public participation through education. Yet, despite the prominence of international environmental agreements on the international agenda, and the stated commitment to…
Descriptors: Criticism, Citizen Participation, Environmental Education, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Palmer, Joy A.; Birch, Joanna C. – Environmental Education Research, 2003
This article reports some of the findings of a recent comprehensive review of the education provision of The Wildlife Trusts UK, one of the UK's leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) concerned with nature conservation. These findings are set within the context of current thinking on responsibility for education for sustainability. It…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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