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Iversen, Elisabeth; Jónsdóttir, Guðrún – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article explores factors that promote the practice of environmental citizenship in science education and aims to contribute to the development of the concept of practising environmental citizenship. We follow six Norwegian secondary students (aged 16-17) participating in a small-scale intervention study conducting an assignment on a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Secondary School Students, Relevance (Education), Ecology
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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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Sellmann, Daniela; Beckmann, Valerie; Panzlaff, Sarah; Menzel, Susanne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Zoo educators are important communicators of the targets in education for sustainable development and therefore carry great responsibility for global environmental change. However, German zoo educators form a heterogeneous group, many of them working in non-permanent job positions and facing multiple challenges at work. Applying the job…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Animals, Sustainable Development, Work Environment
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Håkansson, Michael; Kronlid, David O. Olof; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2019
By means of a narrative research synthesis, the aim of this article is to explore how the political dimension can or should be staged as a teaching and learning content in education for sustainable development (ESD). The study is limited to research literature dealing with the political dimension in relation to the phenomenon of conflict. Three…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Politics, Teaching Methods
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Mickelsson, Martin; Kronlid, David O.; Lotz-Sisitka, Heila – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article aims to introduce a view of scaling as a learning process. In the article we discuss the concept of 'scaling up' or 'scaling' of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) activities on the basis of how 'scaling up' ESD is highlighted in the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD. Drawing on a Deweyan theory of learning as…
Descriptors: Scaling, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Learning Processes
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Bessant, Sophie E. F.; Robinson, Zoe P. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper explores one key aspect of marketisation in English universities, the quality-related research funding (QR) system, which central government in the United Kingdom uses to allocate funds to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), based on a system of reviewing and rating the 'quality' of research at different HEIs. Specifically, it focuses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Commercialization
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Mogren, Anna; Gericke, Niklas; Scherp, Hans-Åke – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This study applies a model of school organisation developed by one of the authors to investigate school improvement processes leading to a whole school approach in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) literature. The model is operationalized to a survey instrument and distributed to Swedish upper secondary teachers. The instrument provides…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, School Administration, Educational Improvement
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Sutoris, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article argues that the mission of Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) is inherently political and that, by not acknowledging this, ESE interventions risk becoming part of the problem of sustainability rather than the solution. The article offers a theoretical framework for thinking about the (de)politicising effects of ESE…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Singer-Brodowski, Mandy; Brock, Antje; Etzkorn, Nadine; Otte, Insa – Environmental Education Research, 2019
In Germany, the implementation of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for sustainable development (ESD) 2015-2019 aims to implement ESD more profoundly within the structures of Germany's educational system. In this context, a national monitoring has been set up in order to analyze the extent and quality of ESD implementation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Early Childhood Education
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Håkansson, Michael; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article departures from the understanding of environmental sustainable education (ESE) as a political project that consists of dissonant and conflicting voices. The aim of the article is to understand how affection, i.e. bodily sensations, transform into political emotions in teaching and learning settings. The article offers a philosophical…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Citizenship
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Mori, Tomoko; Tasaki, Tomohiro – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The transformation to sustainable social systems requires both individual and collective pro-environmental behaviors. In this study, we quantified the impacts of factors that promote or impede collective pro-environmental behaviors around the use of renewable energy. An online questionnaire was completed by Japanese high school and college…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Energy, Sustainable Development
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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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Felgendreher, Simon; Löfgren, Åsa – Environmental Education Research, 2018
A considerable literature looks at universities' approaches to integrating sustainable development into teaching and learning, but less is known about how Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) affects student attitudes, values and norms. To our knowledge, only a few studies have quantified such effects of changes in curricula. This study…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes
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Lundegård, Iann – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study problematizes what is meant when one talks about classroom activities concerning environmental and sustainability issues as being authentic or not. It reports excerpts from three classroom discussions which start from questions formulated by the students themselves concerning issues related to sustainable development. It examines how…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Sustainable Development
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