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Charro, Elena – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2021
A curricular Delphi study was carried out to help improve and develop scientific training for secondary school students in Spain. Using the Delphi method, the authors analyzed the degree of consensus among more than 100 stakeholders' answers to the question, "What aspects of science education are considered desirable for a (Spanish)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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Chatzifotiou, Athanasia – Education 3-13, 2021
The article addressed the relationship between sustainability, Eco-schools and primary school Ofsted (Office for Standards in education) reports in England. The article examined the presence of education for sustainability in primary schools' Ofsted reports and their webpages. The primary schools selected were schools that had gained the title of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Content Analysis, Elementary Schools, Web Sites
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Gobby, Brad; Merewether, Jane; Nykiel, Annette – Environmental Education Research, 2021
The Earth is in the midst of a recent acceleration in the rate of species extinction and the unravelling of ecological communities. The authors think with the emerging field of Extinction Studies to explore educational approaches to ecological endangerment and extinction. Using a notion of visiting as 'curious practice', we story encounters…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Scientific Concepts, Biodiversity
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Semmens, Kathryn; Fosbenner, Lauren; Maxfield, Keri; Carr, Rachel Hogan; Ramage, Joan; O'Leary, Jim; Larouche, Christine; Hayward, Jeff; Henderson, Maurice – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2021
The next generation of STEM professionals needs to understand interconnections between human and Earth systems to be able to address complex, multifaceted, emerging global environmental issues. Interest in STEM fields and professions can begin in middle school. To educate and connect middle school students to Earth systems and STEM fields, we…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Education, STEM Education, Informal Education
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Gavrilakis, Costas; Daskolia, Maria; Blintziou, Eirini – Environmental Education Research, 2021
Current sustainability challenges call for strengthening educational efforts and research beyond formal school practice, in the context of Environmental Adult Education (EAE). The study reported here focuses on exploring the profile and practice of Greek environmental adult educators. Based on semi-structured interviews conducted with 11 EAE…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Environmental Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Sadan, Naama; Alkaher, Iris – Environmental Education Research, 2021
In this qualitative case study, we adopted theories of street-level bureaucracy and policy entrepreneurship to examine formation processes of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy at school and local government level. We focused on teachers' and urban government ESE officials' motives for initiating ESE programs, the support…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Case Studies
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Schneller, Andrew J.; Harrison, Laura M.; Adelman, Julia; Post, Shannon – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2021
This mixed methods case study research evaluates the outcomes of a place-based experiential environmental education curriculum that incorporated environmental art and muralism to teach fifth to sixth graders about the Hudson River Watershed, environmental issues, and ecosystem recovery. Students showed a statistically significant improvement at…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Outdoor Education
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Li, Christine Jie; Monroe, Martha C.; Oxarart, Annie; Ritchie, Tracey – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2021
Professional development is vital to help teachers gain skills and knowledge to teach about current environmental and societal issues. For climate change education, educators may need information paired with content-specific teaching strategies in order to build confidence to incorporate the topic into their curriculum. We applied educative…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Environmental Education, Climate, Scientific Concepts
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Ferreira, Johanna G. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2021
This paper reflects on the efficacy of the "kids-in-parks" program offered by various national parks in South Africa. Through transformative research, the objectives of the program are reviewed to facilitate future program assessment. Transformative research requires the use of mixed methods; qualitative input was gained from national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Parks, Environmental Education
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Kudo, Shogo; Omi, Kanako; Florentin, Kevin; Allasiw, Doreen Ingosan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to describe how a sustainability-focused program in higher education can provide training and key experiences for implementing transdisciplinary approaches. The case is a fieldwork-based training course called the Global Field Exercise (GFE) at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo. The…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Course Descriptions
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Garip, Gulcan; Richardson, Miles; Tinkler, Abigail; Glover, Susannah; Rees, Alice – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
The Green Spaces, Learning Places (GSLP) environmental education initiative runs schools-based and community-based sessions to create opportunities for children and young people to engage with green outdoor environments in London, England (including parks, heaths, and forests). Bespoke evaluation resources were developed by researchers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Community Programs, Outdoor Education
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Ojala, Maria – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to explore senior high-school teachers' beliefs about the role of emotions in climate change education and their perception of how they deal with emotional reactions in the classroom. The theoretical framework consists of meta-emotion philosophies, teachers' beliefs, and critical emotion theories. Sixteen Swedish teachers…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Climate, Change
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Tsevreni, Irida – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
The paper discusses alienation from the more-than-human world and the need for nature pedagogies through the experience of nature journaling in an environmental education course in higher education. Students at a University Department of Early Childhood Education in Greece engaged in nature journaling through an assignment that encouraged them to…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Student Journals, Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Conde-Cid, M.; Fernández-Calviño, D.; Arias-Estévez, M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2021
A laboratory exercise was developed for the study of the effect of three cations (Al, Ca, and Na) on the flocculation and dispersion of soil particles. The exercise was designed for Soil Science undergraduate students in the second-course in the Agricultural Engineering and Environmental Sciences department at the University of Vigo. The students'…
Descriptors: Soil Science, Science Instruction, Sustainability, Laboratory Experiments
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Nam-Nguyen, Van; Truong, Tuyet T. A.; Ly, Duong T. T.; Dagamac, Nikki Heherson A. – Pedagogical Research, 2021
Understanding global environmental policies addresses the aim of educating individuals to become environmentally literate on pertinent issues related to sustainable development. Online classes were established recently in most public universities in Vietnam to address the educational backlash brought by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. This case…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Online Courses
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