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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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Block, Thomas; Goeminne, Gert; Van Poeck, Katrien – Environmental Education Research, 2018
In this response article, we explain why sustainability issues are often interpreted as 'wicked' or unstructured problems and focus on the consequences for education and societal transformation in view of sustainable development. Drawing on Funtowicz and Ravetz' (1993) fourfold 'facts are uncertain, values in dispute, stakes high and decisions…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Problems, Educational Change, Social Change
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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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Van Poeck, Katrien; Lysgaard, Jonas A. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
"Environmental Education Research" has developed a Virtual Special Issue (VSI) (http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ed/ceer-vsi) focusing on studies of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy. The VSI draws on key examples of research on this topic published in the Journal from the past two decades, for three reasons.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Educational Research
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Brymer, Eric; Davids, Keith – Environmental Education Research, 2013
This paper proposes how the theoretical framework of ecological dynamics can provide an influential model of the learner and the learning process to pre-empt effective behaviour changes. Here we argue that ecological dynamics supports a well-established model of the learner ideally suited to the environmental education context because of its…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Program Design, Models
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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