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Rodrigues, Cae – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This elaboration of an ecopedagogy in movementscapes aims to present an empirically informed account of the concept of "ecomotricity" as manifested in the living body interacting in/with nature (human-and-other-than-human). This interaction is ludic (where pleasure or joy/happiness gives meaning to the lived experience) and ecological…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ecology, Environmental Education, Human Body
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Stahelin, Nicolas – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
In this case study of an environmental education (EE) program run in public schools of Rio de Janeiro, I use a constructivist spatial analytic to interrogate notions of space, place, and territory in critical EE practices. I examine the connections between socioenvironmental relations, counter-hegemonic political activity, and education by delving…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Spatial Ability
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Engels, Christine Archer; Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
The authors evaluated the environmental education program of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association in Brazil by comparing results of a 2001 survey with baseline data from 1986. Responses of 666 residents and results from 4 focus groups revealed an increase in public support for the tamarin and its habitat and an increase in general environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Support, Focus Groups, Environmental Education
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Bizerril, Marcelo X. A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
In this study, the author evaluated Brazilian students' environmental perceptions of Cerrado (savanna-like vegetation). The author administered tests of knowledge and perception of the Cerrado biome's wildlife to students of different social classes. The students (age range: 11-17 years) generally exhibited low identification with the region, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Biodiversity
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Kowaltowski, Doris C. C. K.; Filho, Francisco Borges; Labaki, Lucila C.; Pina, Silvia A. Mikami G.; Bernardi, Nubia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
This article presents specific teaching material for the primary school level that introduces basic concepts of environmental comfort. The authors developed 2 booklets to make children aware of the built environment. Following a postoccupancy evaluation of state schools in the city of Campinas, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the research team…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Environment, Instructional Materials
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Brown, Foster; De Lacerda, Luiz Drude – Journal of Environmental Education, 1986
Describes a graduate field course taught in Brazil that uses a system concept and the geochemical cycle as unifying paradigms to study various environments. Emphasizes the acquisition of techniques of integrated observation, using operational definitions, measurement scales, and a priori hypotheses. (Author/TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Descriptions, Ecology
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Padua, Suzana; Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Evaluated the Morro do Diabo State Park environmental education program using the Planning-Process-Product evaluation model. Formative evaluation provided educators with continuous feedback to improve activities. A study of 144 students from grades 5-8 who visited the park to develop environmental awareness demonstrated that the program was…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education