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do Carmo Galiazzi, Maria; Paula Salomão de Freitas, Diana; Aguiar de Lima, Cleiva; da Silva Cousin, Cláudia; Langoni de Souza, Moacir; Launikas Cupelli, Rodrigo – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This article introduces the core concepts that emerged from five environmental education action research studies conducted by a group called Learning Communities in Environmental Education, Science and Mathematics (CEAMECIM) from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG) in the south of Brazil. The studies focus on teacher education processes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Teacher Education, Science Teachers
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Belinaso, Leandro; Estevinho, Lúcia; Brasil Ramos, Mariana – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This article discusses recent Brazilian research on the relationship between environmental education and cultural studies. Television narratives about the environment and/or sustainability in our everyday lives are used to pose some initial questions about this relation. First, culture is discussed briefly showing how it potentially relates to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Programming (Broadcast), Futures (of Society), Sustainability
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Silva, Regina; Jaber, Michelle; Sato, Michèle – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This article illustrates the steps taken to enact a new methodology for participatory social mapping by the Environmental Education, Communications and the Arts (GPEA) Research Group of the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT). The aim of Social Mapping is to record the identities, territories and socio-environmental conflicts experienced by…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Maps, Social Environment
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Farias, Carmen Roselaine de Oliveira; Carvalho, Isabel Cristina de Moura; Borges, Marcelo Gules – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This article discusses the scientific research work on environmental education presented during the last decade in three Brazilian conferences: the meetings of the National Association of Graduate Research on Education (Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Educação, ANPEd), the National Association of Graduate Research on Environment…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends
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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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Morrison, Scott A. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
In this article, I report the findings from a qualitative study involving seven ecologically minded teachers who participated in a Critical Friends Group. Ecologically minded teachers are not necessarily trained or required to teach about environmental issues, yet they do so because of their values and beliefs. The participants shared the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Active Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration
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Bertling, Joy G. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Augé defined non-place as space lacking meaningful relations with other spaces, historical presence, or concern with identity-space divorced from anthropological place. Rather than space as historically-centered, marked and fashioned by social bonds, Augé's non-place represents a de-centering of space, a movement away from cities, dwelling places…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Art, Art Education, Environmental Education
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Kater-Wettstädt, Lydia – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Education for sustainable development (ESD) is intended to enable individuals to shape a fair and sustainable society. Implemented at schools, ESD addresses specific topics, e.g. "globalization" or "pollutants in clothing". This study investigates what challenges are connected with such issues in class and how students deal…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Schneider, Joachim; Schaal, Steffen – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Geogames are complex location-based games for smartphones and they are part of a critical discussion within the community of environmental education. The aim of the study is to asses if smartphone games are suitable to foster connectedness to nature and if there are differences between a complex Geogame and a less-demanding treasure hunt. For this…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Environmental Education, Computer Games
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Zelenika, Ivana; Moreau, Tara; Lane, Oliver; Zhao, Jiaying – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Creating behavior change to mobilize transitions toward sustainability is a significant challenge of our time. Inspired by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Farmer Field School, we developed a novel community-based education program to engage people in local sustainability topics. In the Sustainable Communities Field School…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Botany, Gardening
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Cotton, D. R. E.; Winter, J.; Miller, W.; Dalla Valle, L. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
University rankings are increasingly important internationally, and in the UK include a sustainability 'Green League'. However, there is little evidence about experiences of studying in 'sustainable universities'. We report an empirical study at five universities in varied positions in the Green League, exploring students' energy literacy,…
Descriptors: College Students, Energy, Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Márquez-García, Marcela; Jacobson, Susan K.; Barbosa, Olga – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Evaluation is a critical component of any conservation education strategy, but especially important in highly threatened ecosystems where no formal incentives for conservation are available. We assessed the effectiveness of biodiversity education workshops in influencing knowledge, beliefs, personal norms and conservation behaviors among Chilean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biodiversity, Workshops, Conservation (Environment)
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Anderson, Chloe; Jacobson, Susan – Environmental Education Research, 2018
We identified 48 barriers to teaching environmental education reported by teachers in global literature and compared frequency to empirical data we collected from rural Ecuador, part of an understudied region and continent. We utilized Q methodology and interviews with 25 (78%) teachers at 6 schools to identify and categorize barriers. Perceptions…
Descriptors: Barriers, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Areas
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Briggs, Lilly; Trautmann, Nancy M.; Fournier, Christine – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This systematic review extends the boundary of prior reviews in the environmental education (EE) field by analyzing publications focused on Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAM). We examined peer-reviewed literature and dissertations/theses in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese) published between January 2000 and February…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outcomes of Education, Informal Education, Educational Research
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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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