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Tan, Esther; So, Hyo-Jeong – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This article examined the role of environmental interaction in interdisciplinary thinking and the use of different knowledge resource types. The case study was conducted with two classes (N = 40) of 8th-grade students, ages 13 to 14. The outdoor trail aimed to help students synthesize history, geography, and science knowledge. Two groups'…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interaction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education
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Zhang, Weizhe; Zhao, Jinli; Chen, Jin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Outdoor education programs are promoted to enhance connections between individuals and nature to foster pro-environmental behavior. However, behavioral change is a complex, and often difficult psychological process. This study aimed to determine if establishing nature clubs in schools could promote students' conservation behaviors by mitigating…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Aguilar, Olivia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Given the growing attention to community environmental education (CEE), this study develops a theoretical heuristic for this approach through a retroductive process by (1) examining theories appropriate for a CEE conceptual framework; (2) testing this framework in diverse contexts to determine its viability, and (3) reconceptualizing the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Community Education, Models
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Tugurian, Linda P.; Carrier, Sarah J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This qualitative research explores children's environmental identity by describing how fifth grade children view their relationship with the natural world alongside their experience of elementary school science. Qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with 17 grade 5 children was supported with a survey that included responses to open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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Kerret, Dorit; Orkibi, Hod; Ronen, Tammie – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This study examined a moderated mediation model with 254 Israeli junior high school students, hypothesizing that students' environmental hope would simultaneously mediate the relationship between their engagement in school-based environmental activities (green engagement) and their environmental behavior as well as their positivity ratio, but that…
Descriptors: Models, Environmental Education, Self Control, Skill Development
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Stevenson, Kathryn T.; Peterson, M. Nils; Carrier, Sarah J.; Strnad, Renee L.; Bondell, Howard D.; Kirby-Hathaway, Terri; Moore, Susan E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant life experience research suggests that the presence of role models, time outdoors, and nature-related media foster pro-environmental behavior, but most research is qualitative. Based on a random sample of middle school students in North Carolina, USA, we found limited positive associations between presence of a role model and time…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Environmental Education, Correlation, Role Models
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DeWaters, Jan; Qaqish, Basil; Graham, Mary; Powers, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
A measurement scale has been developed to assess secondary students' energy literacy--a citizenship understanding of energy that includes cognitive as well as affective and behavioral items. Instrument development procedures followed psychometric principles from educational and social psychology research. Initial exploration of the measure yielded…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Item Analysis, Environmental Education, Affective Behavior
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Skinner, Ellen A.; Chi, Una – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Building on self-determination theory, this study presents a model of intrinsic motivation and engagement as "active ingredients" in garden-based education. The model was used to create reliable and valid measures of key constructs, and to guide the empirical exploration of motivational processes in garden-based learning. Teacher- and…
Descriptors: Validity, Student Motivation, Gardening, Self Determination
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Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B.; Ardoin, Nicole M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The NorthBay Adventure Center offers five-day residential programs that meld environmental and character education using experiential techniques and multi-media messaging. This article explores the influences of these programs on urban and non-urban middle-school participants in three areas: character development and leadership; environmental…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Urban Schools, Environmental Education, Residential Programs
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Johnson, Bruce; Manoli, Constantinos C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The Environmental (2-MEV) Scale questionnaire was developed in Europe to measure adolescents' attitudes and gauge the effectiveness of educational programs. It also formed the basis for the Theory of Ecological Attitudes. In the present four-year study, the 2-MEV Scale was modified for use with 9-12-year-old children in the United States. Initial…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Blair, Dorothy – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Although educators widely use school gardens for experiential education, researchers have not systematically examined the evaluative literature on school-gardening outcomes. The author reviewed the U.S. literature on children's gardening, taking into account potential effects, school-gardening outcomes, teacher evaluations of gardens as learning…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Social Behavior, Science Achievement, Experiential Learning
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McBeth, William; Volk, Trudi L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
The authors discuss environmental literacy in the United States and present a brief summary of the results of a major national study designed to attain a baseline measure of environmental literacy among middle school students in the United States. The authors include events that led up to the study and describe future directions for environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Middle School Students, Literacy, Futures (of Society)
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Poudel, D. D.; Vincent, L. M.; Anzalone, C.; Huner, J.; Wollard, D.; Clement, T.; DeRamus, A.; Blakewood, G. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Many agricultural and environmental problems are interrelated and overlapping. Several agencies, including nonprofit organizations, have developed programs to educate schoolchildren about agricultural and environmental issues; however, programs that integrate both agricultural and environmental learning, especially among middle and high school…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Program Development
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Smith-Sebasto, N. J.; Walker, Lisa M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The authors present the findings of a study that explored student perceptions of the residential environmental education (EE) program at the New Jersey School of Conservation. The authors administered a 3-item instrument that was based on the minute paper/muddiest point techniques to 2,779 students from 31 schools. A qualitative methodology with a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Case Studies, Safety, Student Attitudes
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Kenney, Jane L.; Militana, Heidi Price; Donohue, Mary Horrocks – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
The Watershed Learning Center (WLC) was developed by the Brandywine Valley Association (BVA) to provide outdoor environmental lessons to schools on their own properties or on sites close by. Teachers are trained to take over the lessons by observing BVA instructors and attending workshops. The program was evaluated to discover how the WLC was…
Descriptors: Learning Centers (Classroom), Environmental Education, Training, Science Teachers
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