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Gould, Rachelle K.; Ardoin, Nicole M.; Thomsen, Jennifer M.; Wyman Roth, Noelle – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Decades of research emphasize that information alone rarely influences environmental behavior. We addressed the question of, "what, then, does influence environmental behavior?" by asking more specifically: what factors mediate the relationship between learning about environmentally related issues and engaging in environmentally related…
Descriptors: Correlation, Environmental Education, Leisure Time, Case Studies
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Levy, Anat; Orion, Nir; Leshem, Yossi – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study focuses on understanding the factors that encourage adults' environmental behavior. This mixed approach methodology study used 10 Likert type questionnaires to collect data about nine cognitive and affective components that might influence environmental behavior. The qualitative data was collected through open questions and interviews.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Predictor Variables, Adults, Mixed Methods Research
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Freed, Allison – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental education scholars have argued for the need to focus on identity as a more predictive factor than attitude of individuals' environmental behavior. We examine individuals' decision-making as a mediating process between identity and behavior. University undergraduates (N = 299) were surveyed, with a select sub-sample interviewed. As…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Self Concept, Environmental Education, Undergraduate Students
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Jørgensen, Nanna Jordt; Madsen, Katrine Dahl; Laessøe, Jeppe – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This article explores how waste materials and waste practices figure in education, pointing to educational potentials of waste which have hitherto received little consideration in environmental and sustainability education practice and research. Building on empirical research on waste education in Danish schools and preschools, we discuss how an…
Descriptors: Wastes, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Educational Practices
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Miller, Hannah K. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental education (EE) has a history of support for critical place-based pedagogy as a means of learning through engagement in space, both cultural and biophysical. In this paper I tell the story of how Franco--a non-white, non-American undergraduate--engaged with local discourses in a watershed-focused EE program in the rural Midwestern US.…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Race, Environmental Education, Place Based Education
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Witoszek, Nina – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The article compares how the UN-initiated education for sustainable development (ESD) has fared in three seemingly dissimilar countries: Norway, a wealthy, 'post-materialist' liberal democracy, Ghana, a developing democratic country, and China, a fast catching-up, centrally-steered economy. The study--based on an analysis of national ESD…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies
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Lankenau, Greg R. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental thinkers and educators have argued for the importance of celebrating our connectedness to nature, or the perception of being part of, rather than separate from, the natural world. Using pre-and post-test measurements of Nature Relatedness and supplemental interviews, this study addresses the question of whether a particular…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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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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Bueddefeld, Jill N. H.; Van Winkle, Christine M. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Places like zoos, where free-choice learning is encouraged, are important for conveying climate change and sustainability issues to the public. Free-choice learning that targets environmentally focused sustainable behavior changes must be meaningful in order to encourage actual behavior change post-visit. However, visitors often fail to translate…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Environmental Education, Informal Education, Behavior Change
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Lloro-Bidart, Teresa – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper contributes to a nascent conversation in environmental education (EE) research by using ethnographic data and extant theory to develop a feminist posthumanist political ecology of education for theorizing human-animal relations/relationships. Specifically, I (1) engage feminist methodologies and theories; (2) give epistemological and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Humanism, Environmental Education, Ecology
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Jirásek, Ivo; Veselský, Pavel; Poslt, Jirí – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This text deals with the potential spiritual aspects of being outdoors within the framework of non-formal and informal education. The course being examined was organized by the Vacation School of Lipnice--Outward Bound Czech Republic, and the participants in this course made up the research sample. While the research was not directly focused on…
Descriptors: Athletics, Outdoor Education, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
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Valenti, Mayla Willik; de Oliveira, Haydée Torres; Logarezzi, Amadeu José Montagnini – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study addresses the limitations and potential for the development of an adult environmental education program in two protected areas in Brazil. The investigation was based on critical communicative methodology and involved 25 people variously related to puma conservation and environmental education. We found that the staff of protected areas…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Scientists, Foreign Countries, Adult Education
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Quigley, Cassie F.; Che, S. Megan; Achieng, Stella; Liaram, Sarah – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Environmental education research (EER) rarely includes women's perspectives. This means that in environmental education research, an entire knowledge source is largely ignored. This study employed a methodology called Participatory Rural Appraisal, a methodology new to the field of EER, of Kenyan teachers from the Maasai Mara region to understand…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Females, Gender Differences
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Petrova, Saska; Torres Garcia, Miguel; Bouzarovski, Stefan – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper responds to the need for a greater integration of energy and environment themes in the higher education curriculum. We explore the practical implications of empowering students towards the implementation of individual action research projects focused on investigating and addressing insufficient or wasteful energy consumption among…
Descriptors: Action Research, Environmental Education, Energy, Energy Conservation
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Cincera, Jan; Kroufek, Roman; Simonova, Petra; Broukalova, Lenka; Broukal, Vaclav; Skalík, Jan – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study presents an analysis of a Czech pilot project in implementing the Eco-School program in kindergartens. The evaluation applied a mixed design that included pre/post testing of children using picture-based questionnaires, and interviews with the teachers responsible for conducting the program. The findings revealed a significant increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Environmental Education, Kindergarten
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