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ERIC Number: EJ881804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
Framing Experience on "Haida Gwaii": An Ecological Model for Environmental Education
Zandvliet, David B.; Brown, David R.
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v11 n1 p207-219 2006
This paper describes an ecological framework for environmental education and uses the example of a recent summer institute for teachers conducted on "Haida Gwaii" to describe how the framework can be enacted. In our description, we use a narrative approach to "tell the story" of how this framework can organize experience with/in environmental education. Our model is grounded in an "ecology" which emphasizes the embeddedness of human societies and cultures (and their technologies) within physical communities. The model describes a range of ecological, socio-cultural, and technical influences that influence educators' experiences with, and interpretations of, formal curriculum. In this paper, we explore the model within the context of "island" communities on "Haida Gwaii," where we apply the framework in specific ways, contributing to both professional discourse and teacher development. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
Lakehead University and Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. Lakehead University Faculty of Education, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada