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Garavito-Bermúdez, Diana – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Small-scale fisheries are learning contexts of importance for generating, transferring and updating ecological knowledge of natural environments through everyday work practices. The rich knowledge fishers have of local ecosystems is the result of the intimate relationship fishing communities have had with their natural environments across…
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Ecology, Informal Education, Case Studies
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Malandrakis, George – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study explores the effect of an innovative course examining Greek elementary student teachers' (STs') efficacy beliefs and self-confidence for curriculum-based teaching on "Studies for the Environment" topics. These two variables are influencing teachers' ability to teach environmental issues for young children. Five new factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs
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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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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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Nordén, Birgitta – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The study investigates the transdisciplinary teaching of education for sustainable development (ESD) with a global dimension at an upper secondary school in Sweden. The purpose was to analyse and describe variations in how nine teachers in different subject matters experienced collaborative teaching in the context of a whole school educational…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary School Students, Semi Structured Interviews
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Garavito-Bermúdez, Diana; Lundholm, Cecilia – Environmental Education Research, 2017
The ecological knowledge of those who interact with ecosystems in everyday-life is situated in social and cultural contexts, as well as accumulated, transferred and adjusted through work practices. For them, ecosystems represent not only places for living but also places for working and defining themselves. This paper explores psychological…
Descriptors: Ecology, Animal Husbandry, Social Environment, Cultural Context
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Can, Özge Kesapli; Lane, Jennie F.; Ateskan, Armagan – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study involved a workshop designed to support biology teachers in conducting birdwatching activities with their students and to promote place-based environmental education in Turkey. The instruments for collecting data were a workshop questionnaire and interviews. The findings revealed that initial response to the workshop was positive;…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Animals, Workshops, Diaries
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Goralnik, Lissy; Nelson, Michael Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2017
We conducted a qualitative analysis of 5 years of student writing data to understand learning and moral development on a field philosophy course in Isle Royale National Park. We were interested in the connection between physical experiences in the natural world and the way students care about or value nonhuman beings, natural systems, and place.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Metacognition, Socialization, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Belluigi, Dina Zoe; Cundill, Georgina – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper considers a curriculum design motivated by a desire to explore more valid pedagogical approaches that foster critical thinking skills among students engaged in an Environmental Science course in South Africa, focussing specifically on the topic of Citizen Science. Fifty-three under graduate students were involved in the course, which…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries
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Emery, Katherine; Harlow, Danielle; Whitmer, Ali; Gaines, Steven – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study investigates how middle school students make hypothetical purchasing, consuming, and voting decisions about environmental and science-related issues--a key component of environmental literacy. Fifty-three female students were given a packet containing multiple excerpts of information from conflicting positions from stakeholders and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Influences, Evidence, Environmental Education
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Portman, Michelle E.; Teff-Seker, Yael – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Despite the potential environmental impact of urban planning, there is little research on Environmental Education (EE) in the context of urban planning curricula. This study follows graduate planning students' learning experience during group projects assigned as part of a planning course at the Technion--Israel Institute of Technology. These…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Graduate Students, Environmental Education, Service Learning
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Ardoin, Nicole M.; DiGiano, Maria L.; O'Connor, Kathleen; Podkul, Timothy E. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Trust, a relational phenomenon that is an important building block of interpersonal relationships and within society, can also be an intermediary outcome of field-based environmental education programs. Trust creates a foundation for collaboration and decision-making, which are core to many ultimate outcomes of environmental education. Yet,…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Environmental Education, Residential Programs, Social Networks
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Mokuku, Tšepo – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper explores innovative environmental education strategies to conserve biodiversity in a rural-based context, in Lesotho. A case study approach was employed to investigate the community's conception of botho philosophy and how it might promote nature conservation. Focus Group Interviews were conducted with 105 participants. The responses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity
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