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Winks, Lewis – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Outdoor learning experiences can invoke feelings of uncertainty and discomfort, acting to disrupt human-environment narratives. In this article, the "performance" of nonhuman nature and discomfort in outdoor learning is considered, told through two vignettes from residential field trips with secondary age students, held at Slapton Ley…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Secondary School Students, Psychological Patterns
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Payne, Phillip G. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
The final part of this Special Issue (SI) of "The Journal of Environmental Education" presents: (1) an empirically informed outline of a nascent practice theory of ecopedagogy as/in scapes; and (2) a conceptual-philosophical frame for continued research, inquiry, and critique into ecopedagogy as/in scapes. In so doing, it demonstrates…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, Theories, Educational Research
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Teamey, Kelly; Mandel, Udi – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
In response to Stefan Bengtsson's search for alternatives to Education for Sustainable Development practices outside the mainstream of the state and its policy formulations, this response outlines how our journey, experiences, and approaches reflect a de-professionalizing encounter with autonomous places of learning emerging from indigenous…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Indigenous Knowledge, Social Influences
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Cermak, Michael J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This essay describes an educational initiative that used environmentally themed (green) hip-hop to stimulate learning in an environmental science classroom. Students were then challenged to compose their own green hip-hop and their lyrics demonstrated skills that have thematic consistency around what is called a Critical Ecological Literacy (CEL).…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Areas, Music, Environmental Education
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Goralnik, Lissy; Nelson, Michael P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
A philosophy of action consists of a theory about how and why we do things and what motivates us to act. By juxtaposing the theory of environmental action implied by the works and life of John Muir with the philosophy of action suggested by Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic, we will illuminate the importance of a philosophy of action in determining one's…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Decision Making, Ethics, Community
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Fettes, Mark; Judson, Gillian – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In environmental and ecological education, a rich literature builds on the premise that place, the local natural context in which one lives, can be an emotionally engaging context for learning and the source of life-long concern for nature. A theory of imaginative education can help uncover new tools and strategies for place-based educators.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Geographic Location, History
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Barry, Clayton – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
In the Western world, a paradigm exists that sees environment treated as one extreme of an adversarial binary, balanced in opposition to society. This paradigm, which I call the "environment/society disconnect," infiltrates the secondary school system, leading to serious deficiencies in how students understand the social dimensions of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Models, Concept Formation, Educational Practices
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
The Waste Wise Schools program has a longstanding history in Australia. It is an action-based program that encourages schools to move toward zero waste through their curriculum and operating practices. This article provides a review of the program, finding that it has had notable success in reducing schools' waste through a "reduce, reuse,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Water
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Cockerill, Kristan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Based on feedback from attendees at an environmental summit who requested information about regional water sources, a team comprised of a local nonprofit, a state university, and a cooperative extension office created a community water education program. Undergraduate student interns worked with the author to develop a 20-minute science-based…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Water, Extension Education
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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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Mueller, Michael P.; Bentley, Michael L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Curriculum reform in environmental and science education now taking place in Ghana focuses on the community and ecosystems as the context of education. In Ghana, students conduct science investigations that include games, word searches, crossword puzzles, case studies, role play, debates, projects, and ecological profiles. This curriculum reflects…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Play, Environmental Education, Ceremonies
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Dunlap, Riley E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) Scale, published in "The Journal of Environmental Education" by R. E. Dunlap and K. D. Van Liere (1978), has become the most widely used measure of environmental concern in the world and been employed in hundreds of studies in dozens of nations. This article tells the story of the NEP Scale, beginning…
Descriptors: Models, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Rating Scales
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Zeppel, Heather – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Marine wildlife tours can provide a range of education and conservation benefits for visitors, including emotional (i.e., affective) responses and learning (i.e., cognition). Interpretive programs cover the biology, ecology, and behavior of marine species; best practice guidelines; and human threats to marine areas. The author reviews the…
Descriptors: Audiences, Ecology, Learning Processes, Empathy
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Barnett, Michael; Lord, Charles; Strauss, Eric; Rosca, Camelia; Langford, Heather; Chavez, Dawn; Deni, Leah – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Recent science education reform proponents explicitly put forward the idea that all students, regardless of culture, gender, race, or socioeconomic status, are capable of understanding and doing science. To address this need, the authors have developed and implemented a field-based urban ecology science program to engage traditionally…
Descriptors: Urban Environment, Youth, Ecology, Field Studies
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Payne, Phillip G. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Recent reviews of environmental education (EE) research converge with pedagogical trends in the education literature to situated and constructivist learning and the need for greater researcher reflexivity about the assumptions and conduct of research. These trends also elaborate the need in EE and education for sustainable development and related…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Phenomenology, Educational Theories, Educational Research
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