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Miao, Ruolin E.; Cagle, Nicolette L. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Recent work in environmental psychology and education emphasizes environmental identity as important in predicting a broad array of environmental behaviors. However, there are gaps in understanding how other social identities interact with environmental identity. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 30 undergraduate students from diverse…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Self Concept, Gender Differences
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Koger, Susan M.; Scott, Britain A. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The behavioral sciences can make vital contributions to environmental sustainability efforts, as relevant basic and applied psychological research has grown considerably over the past dozen years. Recently, conservation biologists, environmental policy makers, and other experts have recognized the importance of engaging with experts on human…
Descriptors: Psychology, Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education)
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Barrable, Alexia – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2019
The importance of young children learning about the natural environment has been recognised in policy and curricular frameworks around the world. Moreover, there has been a call for children to spend more time outdoors and to reconnect with nature. However, the distinct construct of nature connectedness has not been examined in detail in relation…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Educational Objectives
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Busch, K. C.; Osborne, Jonathan – School Science Review, 2014
Teaching about climate science presents some unique challenges. Unlike many other science topics, mitigation and adaptation to climate change will require students to take action. This article outlines five major challenges to communicating about climate change in the classroom, drawing on research in environmental psychology: scepticism,…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Koger, Susan M.; Scott, Britain A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2007
Environmental scientists warn that the health of the planet is rapidly deteriorating, and the primary cause of the crisis is human behavior. Psychology can contribute greatly to understanding and changing behaviors that negatively impact global ecosystems; however, environmental issues are not generally included in psychology curricula, and…
Descriptors: Scientists, Psychology, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Finn, Roxanne – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
Research strongly suggests that learning outcomes improve with increased parental involvement in school settings, and policy in Australia aligns by encouraging schools to work in 'partnership' with parents and communities. The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership endorses the requirement of graduate teachers to 'engage with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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Kudryavtsev, Alex; Stedman, Richard C.; Krasny, Marianne E. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Although environmental education research has embraced the idea of sense of place, it has rarely taken into account environmental psychology-based sense of place literature whose theory and empirical studies can enhance related studies in the education context. This article contributes to research on sense of place in environmental education from…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Psychology, Literature Reviews, Values
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Malone, Celeste M.; Ishmail, Kareem Z. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
With the rapidly increasing racial and ethnic diversity of the school-aged population, school psychologists must be properly trained to engage in culturally competent practice; however, little is known about how school psychology programs prepare their trainees to serve diverse populations. The purpose of this study was to update Rogers et al.'s…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Student Diversity, Cross Cultural Training, Minority Group Students
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Zandvliet, David; Broekhuizen, Avril – Learning Environments Research, 2017
The study of learning environments involves describing educational contexts and identifying empirical relationships among subject matter (curriculum), teaching practices and other environmental variables. In recent years, this has become a growing field of academic inquiry within elementary, secondary and post-secondary research. Investigations of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Campuses, Surveys
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Ives, Bob; Badescu, Gabriel – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Romanian scholars, and others, have decried the quality and quantity of scholarly productivity from Romania. However, Romanian scholars face challenges of both tradition and resources as they try to westernize their higher education system. We analyzed data from two sources to compare Romanian scholarly productivity to that of other countries from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Scholarship, Educational History
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Larrea, Inaki; Muela, Alexander; Miranda, Nekane; Barandiaran, Alexander – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine whether the availability of affordances in preschool outdoor environments influences children's social play. Participants were 173 children aged between 3 and 6 years (M = 3.95, SD = 0.82) who were attending a total of 18 early childhood education centers in the Basque Country (Spain). The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Playgrounds, Foreign Countries
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Searles, Kathleen – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2010
Research in political psychology suggests that politicians successfully manipulate emotions through campaign advertisements. While work in environmental psychology emphasizes emotional connection to the environment, scholars have yet to examine the potential of emotional appeals in non-campaign messages. I am interested in the use of emotional…
Descriptors: Television Commercials, Public Service, Psychology, Public Opinion
Cleveland, Benjamin – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2015
This paper calls for new approaches to the evaluation of physical learning environments and suggests future directions for research in the field. Prior research across the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors has revealed a variety of metrics by which the performance of educational facilities can be measured. However, if physical…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Educational Environment, Psychology, Environmental Influences
Kunnathodi, Abdul Gafoor; Sarabi, M. K. – Online Submission, 2017
Taking the premise that construction or meaning making largely depends on the existing knowledge and experience, this paper uses an analogy of learning the culinary art and learning to teach. This paper attempts to clarify the characteristics of signature pedagogy of teacher education focusing on the threshold concept of constructivism by using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Çiftci, Serdar – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study examines the tendencies of studies carried out using text mining methods under the title of "serious game". A query was run for the "serious game" keyword in the Web of Science search engine to acquire the data. The study included publications that were scanned in the SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI and A&HCI indices between…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Games, Educational Research, Bibliometrics
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