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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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Casper, Anne Marie A.; Balgopal, Meena M. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Conceptual change in undergraduate capstone courses provides unique opportunities to examine how students draw from multiple courses and experiences to resolve conceptual confusion. We examined how senior-level natural resource management students revised their conceptions of 'ecosystem' throughout their capstone course. The concept of ecosystem…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Ecology
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McConnell Moroye, Christy; Ingman, Benjamin C. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study builds upon ongoing research of ecological mindedness by exploring how teachers appraise and incorporate ecological care, interconnectedness, and ecological integrity into lesson planning, as well as how teachers reconcile these qualities with their current professional responsibilities. These topics are explored through educational…
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Lesson Plans, Protocol Analysis
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Dutta, Deborah; Chandrasekharan, Sanjay – Environmental Education Research, 2018
A key mandate of environment education (EE) is to motivate people to engage in environmentally responsible actions. However, school-based EE has not been successful in nurturing environmentally responsible actions in students. This is partly because of the information-oriented structure of current EE, which assumes that symbol-based knowledge…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Areas, Agricultural Occupations, Community Involvement
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Malberg Dyg, Pernille; Wistoft, Karen – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The article explores the role of the outdoor environment in the Gardens for Bellies Danish school garden program in relation to student wellbeing. It is based on exploratory multiple case study research. The study indicates that the school garden program promotes students' wellbeing through their positive emotions about being outside in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Gardening, Environmental Education
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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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Reese, Ryan F. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
An environmental education (EE) consortium located in the pacific northwest United States coalesced an external evaluation team to research its K-5 EE programming. The purpose of this article is to describe one phase of this program evaluation process including the exploration of adult stakeholder perceptions of EE programming accessed by 4th…
Descriptors: Forestry, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Economically Disadvantaged
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Rahm, Jrène – Environmental Education Research, 2018
How can we 'desettle' the colonial discourse and worldview of botanical gardens and its practices in teaching about plants? How can we move towards engaging deeply with who we are and think we are in relation to place, land, and the world, grounded in an intricate sense of harmony? How can we move our work in botanic gardens beyond regarding land,…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Informal Education, Gardening, Foreign Countries
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Suárez-López, Rafael; Eugenio, Marcia – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Wild botanic gardens consist of natural or semi-natural land remnants immersed in large urban areas or botanic gardens, which are managed for purposes of biodiversity preservation and public recreation. In Latin America, they tend to be affected by budget limitations; however, they serve as valuable resources that permit the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gardening, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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Cebrián, Gisela – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This paper presents an evidence-based model (the I3E model) for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) within a higher education institution. This model emerged from a doctoral research that examined organisational learning and change processes at the University of Southampton to build EfS into the university curriculum. The researcher aimed…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Undergraduate Students, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kennedy, Emily Huddart; Boyd, Amanda – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Campus common reading programs are intended to stimulate critical thinking and dialogue across disciplines yet scarce evidence exists to evaluate the success of such programs. We assess the extent to which engagement in an environmentally-themed common reading program is related to (1) concern for waste-related issues, (2) beliefs that addressing…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reading Programs, Wastes, Conservation (Environment)
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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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Mintz, Keren; Tal, Tali – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This research investigates the ways in which undergraduate courses dealing with the environment address sustainable development (SD), and contribute to the development of sustainability learning outcomes (SLO). The participants in the study were 13 instructors, and 360 students who were enrolled in 13 courses that addressed the environment in a…
Descriptors: Course Content, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Gordon, Sue; Thomas, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Use of role-plays to develop deep student-learning has many advocates. Role-play is a powerful approach for learning that develops relevant skills in a range of disciplines and situations. In Higher Education, sustainability programmes role-play pedagogy appears to have great relevance for developing the competencies that these graduates will…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Role Playing
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Ho, Ezra; Ang, Nicholas – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental and sustainability programmes in higher education have gained traction over the last several decades. More-than-disciplinary epistemologies and innovative pedagogies promise transformational learning to grapple with contemporary environmental challenges. Environmental programmes thus have implicit messages of social change.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Environmental Education
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