ERIC Number: EJ884691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Application of a Framework for Educational Provision--Research Findings and Implications for Education for Sustainability
Hewitt, Nan A.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v6 n2 p179-185 2007
Learning for sustainability has the potential to play a significant role in enhancing social ecological resilience--as individuals and institutions develop the capacity to adaptively manage the environment. This article outlines an audience and learning needs analysis of irrigators in Western Australia's East Wanneroo area. Interviews were conducted to identify the learning needs and preferences of the irrigation community, and to develop an understanding of their current knowledge, practices, and their understanding of the social ecological system. Interview data indicated limited horticultural and ecological understanding, and also revealed the existence of institutional barriers to the adoption of more sustainable practice.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Barriers, Adult Learning, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, Educational Strategies, Interviews, Needs Assessment, Water, Agricultural Production, Land Use, Horticulture, Agricultural Occupations, Employee Attitudes, Educational Planning, Adjustment (to Environment), Rural Environment, Rural Farm Residents, Rural Education, Economic Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia