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Li, Christine Jie; Monroe, Martha C. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Hope is an important component that helps engage people in solving problems. Environmental educational resources addressing climate change effectively should ideally nurture hope as well as increase understanding about the issue. However, hopefulness about resolving climate change challenges is a relatively new construct in the literature and…
Descriptors: Climate, Psychological Patterns, Environmental Education, High School Students
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Tsai, Liang-Ting; Chang, Cheng-Chieh – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This study established a Chinese scale for measuring high school students' ocean literacy. This included testing its reliability, validity, and differential item functioning (DIF) with the aim of compensating for the lack of DIF tests focusing on current scales. The construct validity and reliability were verified and tested by analyzing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Oceanography, Knowledge Level
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Gray, Donald Stuart; Colucci-Gray, Laura – Environmental Education Research, 2019
There is growing global awareness of the importance of what are often labelled as 'natural environments' for human health, well-being and cognitive development. However, fostering learning in such 'natural environments', as they may be differently experienced and understood, requires a review of theoretical and practical approaches in teacher…
Descriptors: Ecology, Physical Environment, Teacher Education Programs, Outdoor Education
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Walsh, Elizabeth M.; Cordero, Eugene – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The Green Ninja Film Academy (GENIE) is an interdisciplinary curriculum development project that examines the efficacy of combining climate science concepts and practices with digital storytelling for middle school youth. We present findings from iterative enactments of this design-based research project in 2017 (N = 296) and 2018 (N = 539). On…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Film Production, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Ignell, Caroline; Davies, Peter; Lundholm, Cecilia – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article explores changes of environmental values and beliefs among secondary school business and economics students regarding government and market solutions to climate change. The quantitative study is longitudinal and a survey was administrated to students at two occasions including 212 participants in the first measurement. Results show a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Economics Education
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Cincera, Jan; Boeve-de Pauw, Jelle; Goldman, Daphne; Simonova, Petra – Environmental Education Research, 2019
We present findings of a mixed method evaluation study of the EcoSchool program in the Czech Republic. The innovativeness of this study is its specific focus on implementation strategies rather than learning outcomes. Using data from 148 students and 65 teachers from 54 different schools involved in the program, we investigated perceptions about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Program Implementation, Student Attitudes
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Wi, Andy; Chang, Chew-Hung – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Despite heightened awareness about climate change, individuals remain rather indifferent to the issue. The reasons being that many public education programmes rely essentially on information dissemination and do not help individuals understand the given information. The authors believe that there is potential of environmental education for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Mullenbach, Lauren E.; Green, Gary T. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental education was incorporated within a mentoring program (i.e. treatment group) for student-athletes at the University of Georgia. These student-athletes' environmental attitudes, behavioral intent, knowledge, self-efficacy, self-regulatory learning, motivation, and learning strategies were assessed before and after their environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, College Athletics, Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy
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Frappart, Sören; Moine, Mylène; Jmel, Saïd; Megalakaki, Olga – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The aim of the present study was to gain an insight into French young people's conceptual development regarding the greenhouse effect. Because this effect cannot be directly manipulated, we can assume that its conceptualization is mainly shaped through the sharing of information. Eighty French students from Grade Seven through to adulthood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Formation, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Golick, Doug; Dauer, Jenny; Lynch, Louise; Ingram, Erin – Environmental Education Research, 2018
We conducted interviews with 16 postsecondary students at a large public university on pollination systems knowledge. A semi-structured interview protocol was developed with open-ended prompts to elicit student explanations of pollination systems. Congruent themes were developed through coding of the interview transcripts into low, medium, and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Systems Approach, Conservation (Environment)
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Casper, Anne Marie A.; Balgopal, Meena M. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Conceptual change in undergraduate capstone courses provides unique opportunities to examine how students draw from multiple courses and experiences to resolve conceptual confusion. We examined how senior-level natural resource management students revised their conceptions of 'ecosystem' throughout their capstone course. The concept of ecosystem…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Ecology
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Mintz, Keren; Tal, Tali – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This research investigates the ways in which undergraduate courses dealing with the environment address sustainable development (SD), and contribute to the development of sustainability learning outcomes (SLO). The participants in the study were 13 instructors, and 360 students who were enrolled in 13 courses that addressed the environment in a…
Descriptors: Course Content, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Prévot, Anne-Caroline; Clayton, Susan; Mathevet, Raphael – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Education has been proposed as an important way to increase environmental concern. Beyond providing information, education could also encourage a stable sense of oneself as connected to the natural world, or environmental identity (EID), which is a predictor of environmental concern and behavior. This study explored the relative roles of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Environmental Education, College Students, Questionnaires
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Whitley, Cameron T.; Takahashi, Bruno; Zwickle, Adam; Besley, John C.; Lertpratchya, Alisa P. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
While Value-Belief-Norm (VBN) theory has been widely applied to various populations, it has seldom been tested on college students. This study extends VBN theory to examine what socio-psychological factors influence sustainability behaviors among university students. Undergraduate students are an interesting and novel population, as they are still…
Descriptors: Values, Beliefs, Theories, Sustainability
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Morrison, Scott A. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
In this article I report the findings of an intrinsic case study involving seven ecologically minded teachers who participated in a Critical Friends Group (CFG) for five months. The topic of our discussions was EcoJustice education, which involves analyzing and reframing Westernized culture. Findings are focused on how the participants grappled…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Case Studies, Environmental Education, Faculty Development
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