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Jancic, Polona; Hus, Vlasta – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
Social studies is a class students encounter in the fourth and fifth grades of primary school in Slovenia. It includes goals from the fields of geography, sociology, history, ethnology, psychology, economy, politics, ethics, aesthetics, and ecology. Among other didactic recommendations in the national curriculum for teaching, social studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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Moore, Sophie Sapp – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This article examines the political and pedagogical role of the farm school in Haiti's largest and oldest peasants' movement, the Peasants' Movement of Papaye (MPP). It draws upon ongoing ethnographic research with MPP as well as documentary and historical analyses of agrarian politics in Haiti to situate the movement's land-based decolonial…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Social Change
Strate, Lance – Educational Technology, 2016
Our use of the electronic media to conduct serious discourse raises the question of whether "we are amusing ourselves to death," as Neil Postman argued. The approach known as "media ecology," the study of media as environments, which emphasizes the need to understand context and find balance, provides a basis for the analysis…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Online Courses, Mass Media Effects
Holohan, Kevin J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The aim of this dissertation project was to explore and extrapolate the work of the left-libertarian social theorist, Murray Bookchin (1921-2006), paying particular attention to his theory of social ecology and to examine its implications for and use as a comprehensive philosophical/theoretical framework for alternative secondary education that…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Sustainability, Educational Theories
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Nagle, Corey; Pecore, John – Science Teacher, 2018
Land use and development are complex issues rooted in ecology and environmental science as well as in politics and economics. This complexity lends itself to a problem-based learning (PBL) lesson for environmental science students. In the lesson described in this article, students investigated developing a city-owned, 13-acre site where a shopping…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, Problem Based Learning, Land Use
Laubach, Stephen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Ecological ideas have been manifested in diverse ways in American high schools since the early twentieth century. Core scientific concepts in ecology--the study of the relationship between organisms and their environment--include adaptations, plant succession, ecosystem ecology, and population ecology. This dissertation argues, however, that there…
Descriptors: Ecology, Educational History, Science Education, High Schools
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Holohan, Kevin J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article briefly examines and explains the theory of social ecology and the political theory of "libertarian municipalism" as developed by the late Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) as a possible comprehensive framework for a secondary curriculum centered upon an anarchistic and ecological ethics. The author first offers an investigation…
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Social Environment, Community Education, Secondary School Curriculum
Dvorak, Andrea M. W.; Christiansen, Lars D.; Fischer, Nancy L.; Underhill, Joseph B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
The last two decades have seen institutions of higher education put increasing emphasis on both internationalizing their institutions and making them more sustainable. While laudable in their own right, there are contradictions and tensions between these goals, in particular when the carbon emissions involved in international activities like study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
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Leib, Jonathan; Smothers-Marcello, Jody – Journal of Geography, 2016
Two trends have remade the field of political geography over the past quarter-century. First, a revision of taken-for-granted concepts that amounted to "spatial determinism." Second, pioneering many new and emerging concepts such as political ecology. Both trends are important contributions to the evolving section of the AP Human…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Politics
Tokar, Brian – Ecologist, 1988
Describes the differences which divide the social ecology movement and the Deep Ecology Movement. Discusses how each views population ecology, politics, natural resources, and ecological living. Calls for a unified ecological movement. (CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Meek, David – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Social movements have initiated both academic programs and disciplines. I present ethnographic data that I gathered during 17 months of fieldwork with the Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement (MST) in southeastern Pará, Brazil, to explore the MST's role in creating agroecological education opportunities. My analysis highlights three factors in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Social Action, Educational Change
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Urban, Mathias – European Journal of Education, 2012
This article examines the renewed interest in early childhood education and care in European politics, and the implications for research in changing policy contexts. Based on the policy analysis, it argues for a radical reconceptualisation of how, with and for whom, and to what end we design, conduct and interpret research in early childhood in…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Research, Ecology, Foreign Countries
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Lloro-Bidart, Teresa – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper contributes to a nascent conversation in environmental education (EE) research by using ethnographic data and extant theory to develop a feminist posthumanist political ecology of education for theorizing human-animal relations/relationships. Specifically, I (1) engage feminist methodologies and theories; (2) give epistemological and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Humanism, Environmental Education, Ecology
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Peters, Michael A.; Besley, Tina A. C. – Open Review of Educational Research, 2014
This article offers a broad philosophical and historical background to the dyad of social exclusion/inclusion by examining the analytics and politics of exclusion first by reference to Michel Foucault who studies the modern history of exclusion and makes it central to his approach in understanding the development of modern institutions of emerging…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Inclusion, Educational Theories, Ecology
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Ide, Tobias; Alwan, Abdulkhaleq; Bader, Khalil; Dougui, Noureddine; Husseini, Maysoun; Imad, Elarbi; Marzouk, Farouk Gaafar Abdel Hakim; Moustafa, Amany M. Taha; Spielhaus, Riem – Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society, 2018
This article analyzes the geopolitical imaginations promoted via environmental education in the school textbooks of five states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In doing so, it builds bridges between critical studies of education and political ecology. It shows that, when addressing environmental problems, the textbooks examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Textbooks, Politics
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