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Kopnina, Helen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
This article discusses liberal arts college students' perceptions of environmental and ecological justice. Complementing emerging studies of education that tackles human-environment relationships, this article discusses student assignments related to the debates in social/environmental and ecological justice written as part of the course…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Justice, Ecology
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Bhagwanji, Yash; Born, Patty – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an educational imperative that requires supporting young learners in developing awareness about--and exploring--concepts, topics and vocabulary of significant importance in environmental education. Chawla (2009, "Journal of Developmental Processes," "4"(1), pp. 6-23) identified two…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Scoffham, Stephen; Consorte-McCrea, Adriana – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Despite mounting evidence of global environmental stress, many educationalists appear to be discounting warnings of ecological collapse from scientists, futurists and community leaders. One way of promoting sustainability awareness may be to combine cognitive reasoning with emotional awareness. This article considers the complex dynamics relating…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Consciousness Raising, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian; Sandri, Orana – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Equipping professionals with skills to make decisions in line with sustainability principles is essential for transitioning our societies towards sustainable development. Higher education is at the forefront of generating professionals with these skills. However, although sustainability has been included in many university graduate attribute…
Descriptors: Vignettes, College Graduates, Decision Making, Undergraduate Study
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Janakiraman, Shamila; Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Environmental Sustainability Education (ESE) is a critical element in youth education, as it facilitates learners to understand and realize the importance of creating a sustainable future for themselves and others. Changing learner attitudes and related behaviours is critical in ESE. Digital game-based learning (DGBL) environments offer a suitable…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Computer Games
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Nogueira, Christiano – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
This article presents an approach between education for sustainable development (ESD) based on the concept of sustainable development (SD) and the main concepts of environmental education (EE) in Brazil. In these approaches, the theoretical fundamentals of these conceptions of EE were analysed with a view to the possibility of promoting ESD…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Mickelsson, Martin; Danielsson, Anna – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
The aim of the article is to investigate, in the light of the emphasis laid on scaling by UNESCO (UNESCO, 2014a), how subjectification of those involved in educational innovations both enables and constricts scaling understood as a learning process. This is carried out through a case study of the Alforja Educativa, an educational project in…
Descriptors: Scaling, Environmental Education, Educational Innovation, International Organizations
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Wynveen, Brooklynn J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
Experts agree that overconsumption is a major problem in Western culture today, particularly in the United States. Thus, it is important to promote sustainable behaviour among the general public. However, existing educational programming geared towards promoting such behaviour remains appealing largely to environmentally motivated audiences, as…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Behavior Change
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Franck, Olof – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
The aim of this article is to highlight the role of religiously motivated ethics within the field of sustainability didactics. The article starts with critical reflections on the idea that religion, by proposing claims for knowledge of absolute authorities such as "divine beings or supernatural dimensions", offers capacity for uniting…
Descriptors: Ethics, Sustainability, Role, Religious Factors
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Bieler, Andrew; Haluza-Delay, Randolph; Dale, Ann; Mckenzie, Marcia – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
This article analyses the depth of engagement with climate change education policy across all 13 provinces and territories in Canada. A comparative content analysis of 13 climate action plans (CAP) and 90 K-12 education policy documents shows a major gap existing between Canada's climate and education policies. While subnational climate policy…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Educational Objectives
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Kotsalas, Ioannis P.; Antoniou, Anna; Scoullos, Michael – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
A fundamental objective of environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) is the promotion of critical thinking, through which learners could resist messages (e.g., from TV), leading to unsustainable lifestyles and practices. The analysis of messages from media was used for: identifying influencing techniques;…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Mass Media Use, Environmental Education, Social Media
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Alonso-Yanez, Gabriela – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
Exploring science as a collective undertaking embedded in sociocultural contexts is a critical aspect of science education. This article concerns questions of curriculum design for science education for young learners, and it reports findings of a study on a conservation and environmental education initiative in Mexico's Sierra de Huautla…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Curriculum Design, Environmental Education
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Sterling, Stephen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are viewed in the context of Johan Rockström's work on planetary boundaries at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. This work sets a double challenge to educational policy and practice: to embrace and help achieve the Goals, but also to work towards a deeper change in consciousness which can reconcile people…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Goal Orientation
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Madsen, Katrine Dahl; Nordin, Lone Lindegaard; Simovska, Venka – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
The article aims to explore the following question: "How is education for sustainable development and health education in schools approached and contextualized at a municipal level, and what contradictions and tensions might local structures imply for sustainable health promoting school development?" Based on interviews with key agents…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Health Education, Personal Autonomy
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Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
The Brazilian Ministry of Sports organized a system of volunteers to receive the visitors during the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Football World Cup. The instructional material to capacitate these volunteers focused on environment and sustainability issues and it was developed in an integrative systemic framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Mapping, Environmental Education, Educational Planning
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