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Munkebye, Eli; Scheie, Eldri; Gabrielsen, Anja; Jordet, Arne; Misund, Stig; Nergård, Tone; Øyehaug, Anne Bergljot – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Education for sustainable development (ESD) provides crucial opportunities for young people to be involved in complex sustainability issues. This study contributes to existing knowledge about primary school teachers' approaches to ESD across a range of subjects. Norwegian schools can join the Sustainable Backpack programme (SBP), which supports…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Curriculum, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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Dale, Ryan G.; Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Garst, Barry A. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Environmental education (EE) typically occurs in natural settings, which research suggests may enhance learning outcomes. Although field trips are commonly used to teach EE, few studies have isolated the influence of different setting characteristics for enhancing participant outcomes during an EE field trip. According to the literature, certain…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Frensley, Brandon Troy; Moore, DeWayne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
While multiple valid measures exist for assessing outcomes of environmental education (EE) programs, the field lacks a comprehensive and logistically feasible common instrument that can apply across diverse programs. We describe a participatory effort for identifying and developing crosscutting outcomes for Environmental Education in the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adolescents, Educational Innovation, Best Practices
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Karakus, Mehmet; Türkkan, Buket Turhan; Öztürk, Fikriye – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The document review method, which is a qualitative research method, was used in this study that aims to examine the social studies curriculum and course books in terms of attainments, teaching-learning process and measurement-evaluation process in the context of global citizenship. Furthermore, opinions of social studies teachers on the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Elementary School Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum
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Uyar, Yusuf; Ensar, Ferhat – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Development of environmental literacy needs an interdisciplinary effort. Especially language classes, with environment related texts, have potential to support environmental literacy. In this research it is aimed to analyze the Turkish language course books in terms of components of environmental literacy. To this end, four Turkish course books…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction, Turkish, Textbooks
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Ampuero, David; Miranda, Christian E.; Delgado, Luisa E.; Goyen, Samantha; Weaver, Sean – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
The present study explores the outcomes of teaching empathy and critical thinking to solve environmental problems. This investigation was done throughout the duration of an environmental education course within a primary school located in central Chile. A community-based research methodology was used to understand the formation of empathy and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Critical Thinking, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education
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de Jager, Thelma – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
Today's children are growing up in an environmentally damaged and technology orientated world. The advent and advances of technology, has resulted in the production of millions of electronic devices, which eventually become waste when they reach their end-of-life. These devices contain toxic components that are not only polluting the environment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Curriculum
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Erdogan, Mehmet – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Summer Environmental Education Program (SEEP) on elementary school students' environmental knowledge, affect, skills and behavior which are the main components of environmental literacy. The sample consisted of 45 students (25 males, 20 females) studying in 4th through 8th grades and living in…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Environmental Education, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level