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Ashley, Martin – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This paper argues that an anthropocentric fallacy permeates thinking within both technological and ecological approaches to environmentalism. In consequence, sustainable development is an incoherent concept through the weakness of its anthropocentric ethical grounding. Using the Judaeo-Christian tradition as an example, this paper examines the…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ethics, Religious Factors, Environmental Education
Tucker, Kristine Cecilia – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Humane education (HE) is a specialized niche in higher education and adult learning. HE provides a curricular framework positioning environmental ethics, animal protection, human rights, media literacy, culture, and change processes as the nexus for understanding and inspiring social change. Research-derived experiences illuminating how educators…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Altruism, Humanistic Education, Humanization
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Prody, Jessica M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Greenwashing is defined as "the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service" (UL Environment, 2013). As "green living" has become a marketable concept, and desirable consumers seek to enact a green identity, more companies are utilizing…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advertising, Consumer Economics, Marketing
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Goldman, Daphne; Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi; Shemesh, Julia – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2014
While importance of environmental ethics, as a component of sustainable development, in preparing engineers is widely acknowledged, little research has addressed chemical engineers' environmental concerns. This study aimed to address this void by exploring chemical engineering students' values regarding human-nature relationships. The study was…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Student Attitudes, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Ruiz, Javier Reyes – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
The article explores social and educational processes that could undermine the Earth Charter's promise. It points out that the meaning of the Charter would be affected if it is used in a doctrinaire manner, if individuals or groups assume the role of its legitimate and expert emissaries, if it takes on a messianic tone in its central ideas, if it…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Responsibility, Ethics, Social Influences
Beairsto, Bruce – Education Canada, 2009
Mankind's capacity to consume the earth's resources has overwhelmed nature's capacity to replenish itself, and people are polluting at a rate that nature cannot repair. This road leads inevitably to serious, and potentially fatal consequences. In this article, the author suggests that educators need to go beyond merely enabling students to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ethics, Conservation (Environment), Citizenship Responsibility
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Ontong, Krystle; Le Grange, Lesley – Perspectives in Education, 2015
The discourses of accountability and global economic competitiveness have impacted negatively on the quality of education in schools worldwide. Focused attention on the social and ecological places that people inhabit has been overshadowed by education's support for individualistic and nationalistic competition in the global economy. South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Khalaf-Kairouz, Layla – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences at Notre Dame University--Louaize, conscious to the need of experts in the emerging field of sustainability and to the role that an educational institution plays for the service of the community, introduced into the university curricula a major in environmental science. This paper will present the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Science Curriculum, Environmental Education, College Programs
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Giron, Graciela; Vasquez-Martinez, Claudio-Rafael; López, Juan Sánchez; Bañuelos, Antonio Ayón – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2012
Environmental education is not merely a modern form for the didactics of natural science, but is, on the contrary, an educational process that integrates ecological knowledge, philosophy, politics, economics and sociology, among others. This is because its purpose is to change the relationships of production, social structures of economics and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Planning, Educational Change
Vodopivec, Jurka Lepicnik – Online Submission, 2011
Aspects of environmental crisis (industrialization, explosive growth of population and urbanization) have a negative effect on the environment. However, they also impact the mentality of population (for example, urbanization has lead to the decreasing numbers of adults and children having a direct contact with the natural environment).…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Preschool Curriculum
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Quinn, Frances; Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Analyses of attempts to prevent the worsening of environmental problems on Earth often identify two key lines of critique about contemporary school curriculum: first, its role in entrenching anthropocentrism as the dominant paradigm for people-environment relations, and then, also compounding this, their combined role in furthering a loss of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Nuyen, Anh Tuan – Environmental Education Research, 2008
Given the fact that ecological issues are global and the fact that a large part of humanity is rooted in the Confucian tradition, it is pertinent to ask what lessons can be learnt from Confucianism, in terms of both ecological education and the current debate in environmental ethics. In this paper I argue that while Confucian ethics cannot,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Confucianism, Ethics, Ecology
Lee, Andrew – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2011
By recognizing opportunities to engage in outdoor experiences, provide subsistence, and foster an environmental ethic, all in their own communities, students might become more inclined to advocate for environmentally sustainable activities in their own regions. This author believes that fishing can aid in fostering a certain ethical view of the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ethics, Outdoor Education, Marine Biology
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Pivnick, Janet – Green Teacher, 1994
Based on the idea that, to create a long-lasting, deeply held environmental ethic, environmental education must address human alienation from the natural world, this article examines gardening as a means to help students connect with nature in a very profound way. (LZ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Gardening
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Xu, Renmei; Flowers, Jim – Tech Directions, 2011
Many of today's students have embraced an environmental ethic and are motivated by efforts to reduce waste or to remanufacture waste into viable products. In-class efforts to reuse and remanufacture waste can be especially motivating. They can also help students develop a better understanding of life-cycle analysis, waste-stream management,…
Descriptors: Engineering, Lasers, Recycling, Engineering Education
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