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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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Staples, Ami Flowers; Larson, Lincoln R.; Worsley, Ti'Era; Green, Gary T.; Carroll, John P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This study used a combination of surveys and drawing-based metrics to evaluate whether integration of art-based activities into EE camp programing could enhance environmental orientations of diverse youth ages 6-12 (n = 285) in Athens, GA, USA. Compared to a control group, art-based EE had a positive effect on children's eco-awareness and…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Conservation (Environment), Consciousness Raising, Environmental Education
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Kuthe, Alina; Keller, Lars; Körfgen, Annemarie; Stötter, Hans; Oberrauch, Anna; Höferl, Karl-Michael – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Under the premise that the young generation of teenagers cannot be considered to be uniform, this study identified groups of teenagers based on their level of climate change awareness. Questionnaires answered by 760 teenagers (13-16 years old) from Germany and Austria were analyzed using a hierarchical cluster analysis. The teenagers were assigned…
Descriptors: Classification, Climate, Environmental Influences, Secondary School Students
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Camasso, Michael J.; Jagannathan, Radha – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
In this article we describe the development, implementation, and some of the early impacts of Nurture thru Nature (NtN), an American after-school and summer program designed to introduce elementary school students in disadvantaged, urban public schools to natural science and environmental education. The program, which began operations in 2010 as a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students, Natural Resources
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Surata, Sang Putu Kaler; Vipriyanti, Nyoman Utari – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Bali's subak cultural landscape, with its ancient and extensive paddy-fields and irrigation system, is a valuable resource for place-based education. However, this landscape is threatened by various problems. Here we analyze the relationships among Balinese teachers, student teachers, and students, and review their knowledge, attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Ma Rhea, Zane – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study takes food as its scape to propose an Indigenist, Gaian pedagogy and asks what food studies might reveal ecopedagogically for approaches to teaching about Indigenous matters in the context of environmental education and its research. Drawing on empirical research about food and Indigenous-settler relations in Australia, and through…
Descriptors: Food, Indigenous Knowledge, Ecology, Teaching Methods
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Mahasneh, Randa Ali; Romanowski, Michael H.; Dajani, Rana Basem – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Traditionally, education in various forms has been used as a tool to change values and behavior in children regarding the environment. This study reports findings from the We Love Reading Program that utilizes the reading of Social Stories in various communities in Jordan to address the environmental problems of Jordan. Results indicated the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Reading Programs, Behavior Change
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Liu, Shiang-Yao; Yeh, Shin-Cheng; Liang, Shi-Wu; Fang, Wei-Ta; Tsai, Huei-Min – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Taiwan's government enacted the Environmental Education Act in June 2011. In the beginning of the implementation of the Act, a national assessment of schoolteachers' environmental literacy was performed in order to establish the baseline for evaluating the effectiveness of environmental education policy. This large-scale assessment involved a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
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Carmi, Nurit; Arnon, Sara; Orion, Nir – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
The present study was based on the premise that environmental knowledge can drive environmental behavior only if it arouses environmental emotions. Using a structural equations modeling approach, we tested the direct, as well as the indirect (mediated) effects of knowledge on behavior and assessed the mediating role of environmental emotions. We…
Descriptors: Role, Behavior Change, Emotional Response, Learning Processes
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Huxster, Joanna K.; Uribe-Zarain, Ximena; Kempton, Willett – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
A survey covering the scientific and social aspects of climate change was administered to examine U.S. undergraduate student mental models, and compare knowledge between groups based on major and environmental group membership. A Knowledge Score (scale 0-35, mean score = 17.84) was generated for respondents at two, central East Coast, U.S.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Climate, Majors (Students), Group Membership
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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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Stanišic, Jelena; Maksic, Slavica – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The protection of human health and the preservation of the environment are topics that form an integral part of the primary school curriculum in Serbia. However, research studies have shown that students do not have enough knowledge to contribute to the development of a healthy lifestyle and environmental awareness. The latest changes in school…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Education
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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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DeWaters, Jan; Powers, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Energy literacy is a broad term encompassing content knowledge as well as a citizenship understanding of energy that includes affective and behavioral aspects. This article presents explicit criteria that will serve as a foundation for developing measurable objectives for energy literacy in three dimensions: cognitive (knowledge, cognitive…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy, Energy Education, Critical Literacy
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Edwards, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Environmental education represents a growing area of interest in early childhood education, especially since the inclusion of environmental principles and practices in the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. Traditionally, these two fields of education have been characterized by diverse pedagogical emphases. This article considers how…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Play, Qualitative Research
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