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Hestness, Emily; McGinnis, J. Randy; Breslyn, Wayne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This case study applied sociocultural theory to examine the climate change ideas communicated by one group of middle school students (N = 39) in a suburban community on the U.S. East Coast. We investigated the ways in which students' participation in the sociocultural activities of their varied communities appeared to inform their understandings…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Climate
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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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Cheeseman, Adam; Wright, Tarah – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Many barriers restrict children's access to nature resulting in negative consequences, including a lack of opportunities to learn and engage with the natural environment. Fortunately, environmental education programs offer participants an opportunity to counteract these challenges. While the benefits of environmental education as measured by…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Camps, Environmental Education, Learning Experience
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Topp, Kieren; Thai, Michael; Hryciw, Deanne H. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The blending of entertainment and education is often used as a mechanism for communicating science to the general public. Key to dissemination of scientific information is cognitive engagement of the audience with the content. The authors describe a study investigating the relationship between entertaining videos and cognitive engagement of the…
Descriptors: Climate, Video Technology, Films, Popular Culture
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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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Nguyen, Thao Phuong – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article discusses how the purpose of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is reflected within the perception of teachers and educational stakeholders in Vietnam and whether a difference exists between the two respondent groups' perspectives. Biesta's three functions of education, qualification, socialization, and subjectification, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Clayton, Susan; Bexell, Sarah M.; Xu, Ping; Tang, Ya Fei; Li, Wen Jing; Chen, Li – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This research investigated environmental literacy and nature experience among 1433 children and adults in Chengdu, China. Utilizing a standard measure of environmental literacy modified to be culture- and age-appropriate, we found almost universal agreement that nature should be protected. Although our results showed that older groups were less…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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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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Hofman, Karen; Hughes, Karen – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Nature-based tourism experiences have the potential to change the environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior of visitors; but such experiences may be beyond the physical and/or financial reach of many people. To influence the conservation behavior of populations world-wide, a more accessible yet equally effective strategy is required. Using…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Natural Resources, Documentaries, Behavior Change
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Liefländer, A. K.; Bogner, F. X. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study examines the relationships between the environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge of school children within the framework of an environmental intervention. We employed questions from the 2-MEV model to monitor students' environmental attitudes in terms of the model factors Preservation and Utilisation while concurrently…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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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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Sechi, Guido; Borri, Dino; De Lucia, Caterina; Celmins, Viesturs – Environmental Education Research, 2018
How do people learn about the environment and behave accordingly? What is the cognitive process at the base of this learning mechanism? The present paper is a pilot work investigating the dynamics of individual environmental knowledge on the basis of social capital theory. Using Tsai and Ghoshal's findings, a well known framework widely accepted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Social Capital, Structural Equation Models
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Boeve-de Pauw, Jelle; Van Petegem, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2018
We present results from a large-scale study performed in Flanders, focusing on the effectiveness of the eco-schools project. We surveyed 2152 students and 1374 teachers in 101 primary and secondary schools that are actively engaged in the eco-schools program at different stages (including control schools), focusing on their environmental values,…
Descriptors: Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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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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