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McNaughton, Marie Jeanne – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
This article describes research designed to find evidence that the methodology of "Global Storylines" offers a valuable pedagogy though which to explore concepts and issues, and to develop the associated skills and values for both pupils and teacher, in education for sustainable development (ESD), and global citizenship education (GCE).…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Global Education, Drama, Sustainable Development
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Bixler, Robert D.; Joseph, Stephanie L.; Searles, Vicki M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Zoos embrace docents/volunteers as a means of interpreting the threats to wildlife and biodiversity to visitors. To accomplish this, zoos provide docents' education, training, and work experience. Docents themselves also engage in solitary and social wildlife experiences outside of their volunteer obligations. This study examined what motivates…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Recreational Facilities, Wildlife, Conservation (Environment)
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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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Arreguin-Anderson, Maria G.; Kennedy, Kimberley D. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
In this study, the authors narrate a deliberate language planning experience within the dynamics of the first Project WILD environmental workshop conducted in Spanish. Using critical race theory and critical Latino theory the authors explore ways in which an environmental program can be infused with Latino culture and Spanish language to address…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Bilingual Teachers, Language Planning, Spanish
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Peffer, Tamara Elizabeth; Bodzin, Alec M.; Smith, Judith Duffield – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This study examined the use of instructional and learning technologies by nonformal environmental educators. A 40-question survey was developed to inquire about practitioner demographics, technology use in practice, and beliefs about technology. The survey consisted of multiple choice, open-ended questions, and a Likert-type scale component--the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Self Efficacy, Environmental Education, Measures (Individuals)
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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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Ardoin, Nicole M.; Heimlich, Joe E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article presents data from a mixed-methods study that collected data through surveys (n = 656), interviews (n = 15), and discussion groups (n = 75) to explore the use of social strategies such as education and outreach by non-governmental organizations and government agencies to reach outcomes related to biodiversity conservation and resource…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Public Agencies, Discussion Groups, Biodiversity
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Dickinson, Janis L.; Crain, Rhiannon; Yalowitz, Steve; Cherry, Tammy M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
How we communicate the dangers of climate change may influence attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Here we test two pairs of positive and negative framing statements with North American citizen scientists interested in gardening and birdwatching. Mentioning dangers for humans did not increase participants' interest in taking personal action on…
Descriptors: Climate, North Americans, Scientists, Gardening
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Monroe, Martha C.; Agrawal, Shruti; Jakes, Pamela J.; Kruger, Linda E.; Nelson, Kristen C.; Sturtevant, Victoria – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Environmental educators are challenged to document behavior changes, because change rarely depends solely on outcomes of education programs, but on many factors. An analysis of 15 communities in the United States that have increased their preparedness for wildfire allowed us to explore how education programs encouraged individual and community…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Behavior Modification, Environmental Education, Community Change
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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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Kopnina, Helen – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This critical essay based on empirical study draws upon research on the differences in attitudes toward consumption among Dutch upper-elementary school children with different socioeconomic backgrounds. This article examines two strands of theory: critical literature on the conceptualization and practice of sustainable consumption, and the theory…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Almers, Ellen – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
What promotes action competence for sustainability? This question is phenomenologically explored through researching in depth the life stories of three Swedish young adults who for several years have limited their own ecological footprints, led environmental initiatives of activist character, engaged in ecosystem protection, and participated in…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Competence, Sustainability, Biographies
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Esson, Maggie; Moss, Andrew – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
One of the roles of the modern zoo is to provide environmental education. Zoo visitation comprises primarily family groups seeking to spend time together. There is potential for tension between message and audience expectation as zoos seek to raise awareness of the effects of irresponsible human behavior on the environment. This may unsettle…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Recreational Facilities, Audiences, Animals
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Silo, Nthalivi – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
An in-depth case study on children's participation in environmental management activities in a primary school in Botswana was undertaken, drawing on cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) and the action competence model. This research revealed that due to a lack of dialogue between teachers and children, teachers tended to view children's…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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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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