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Gleason, Tristan – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This commentary first seeks to situate the broad themes of Bruno Latour's work by discussing how particular texts and ideas have influenced the author's thinking about science, the environment, education, and research methods that enable generative approaches towards these phenomena. Latour's work deftly crosses borders that have long siloed…
Descriptors: Authors, Climate, Science Education, Environmental Education
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Hayes, Kathryn N.; Wheaton, Mele; Tucker, Deborah – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The environmental education (EE) field has encountered persistent challenges in fostering the integration of EE practices in public schools, a challenge that may be addressed through integration of EE with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in the United States. In addition to the potential for fostering EE, the integration of EE and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Faculty Development
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Andersen, Katja N. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This article describes a research project that aimed to classify different types of sustainability-related school tasks in terms of two central approaches in primary school education: action-based and task-based learning. Using a textbook analysis approach, the article clarifies implicit and explicit forms of sustainability education in school…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Textbook Content, Content Analysis
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Haywood, Naomi – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Botanic gardens, as well as being widely acknowledged as beautiful places, are often scientific organisations that aim to engage visitors, including families, in science learning. Yet, the extent to which families view them as settings for science learning is largely unexplored. Drawing upon social constructivist perspectives, this paper…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Family (Sociological Unit), Aesthetics, Foreign Countries
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Hufnagel, Elizabeth; Kelly, Gregory J.; Henderson, Joseph A. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to describe how the environment and environmental issues are conceptualized and positioned in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to examine underlying assumptions about the environment. The NGSS are a recent set of science standards in the USA, organized and led by Achieve Inc., that propose science education…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Education, Environmental Influences, Discourse Analysis
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Birdsall, Sally; France, Bev – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Evaluations of environmental education (EE) programmes and resources are becoming increasingly visible and important. While benefits accrue through evaluation, many programmes and resources have yet to realise these. Issues such as a lack of clear objectives, reliance on traditional, summative approaches and inattention to context have prevented…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational Resources
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Loureiro, Jerônimo de Oliveira; Dal-Farra, Rossano André – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The increasing urbanization and alienation from nature reduce children's opportunities to interact with plants and challenge teachers to devise educational practices that contribute to learning botany. This study presents the results of activities developed in a Brazilian school through explorations, drawings, dried and pressed specimens, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Botany, Environmental Education, Elementary School Students
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Rasmussen, Klaus – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper takes an institutional perspective on the topic of sustainability in order to analyse how this "idea" enters science teacher education through an interdisciplinary approach. It shows how the development and implementation of a course for Danish pre-service teachers was conditioned and constrained by a complex web of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Teachers, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Fortuin, K. P. J.; van Koppen, C. S. A. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
A crucial skill for researchers in inter- and transdisciplinary environmental projects is the ability to be reflexive about knowledge and knowledge production. Few studies exist on the operationalization of reflexive skills and teaching and learning strategies that help students master these skills. This research aims to contribute in this…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Román, Diego; Busch, K. C. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Middle school students are learning about climate change in large part through textbooks used in their classes. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how the language employed in these materials frames this topic. To this end, we used systemic functional analysis to study the language of the chapters related to climate change in four sixth grade…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Climate, Textbooks, Discourse Analysis
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Little, Peter C. – Environmental Education Research, 2015
As part of the general "greening" of prisons in the last decade of neoliberalization and the formation of institutionalized programs to provide science and environmental education opportunities for the incarcerated, the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP), a partnership between Evergreen State College and the Washington State…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Science Education, Neoliberalism
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Caiman, Cecilia; Lundegård, Iann – Environmental Education Research, 2014
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in pre-school children's meaning-making and learning in education for sustainability. Young children should be recognized as "agents for change" and active participants in their own day-to-day practices. Such issues are thoroughly discussed in the early childhood education for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Dijkstra, E. M.; Goedhart, M. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This article describes the development and validation of the Attitudes towards Climate Change and Science Instrument. This 63-item questionnaire measures students' pro-environmental behaviour, their climate change knowledge and their attitudes towards school science, societal implications of science, scientists, a career in science and the urgency…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Climate, Validity, Student Attitudes
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Breiting, Soren; Wickenberg, Per – Environmental Education Research, 2010
Our paper traces the history and progressive development of environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) in Sweden and Denmark. Our main focus is on work in primary and lower secondary schools as part of a search for trends of international interest related to the conceptualisation and practice of environmental education…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Democratic Values, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Hwang, Seyoung – Environmental Education Research, 2009
This article discusses a narrative inquiry as a methodology for understanding and examining teachers' interpretations of their environment-related teaching experiences. Focusing on the value of teacher stories for interrogating the discursive practices of schools as institutional contexts, four main rhetorical themes are identified to illustrate…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Research Methodology, Science Teachers, Self Concept
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