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Gabel, Vanessa M.; Home, Robert; Stolze, Matthias; Birrer, Simon; Steinemann, Beatrice; Köpke, Ulrich – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: Farmers hold a key to reaching biodiversity targets, but will only carry out this service to society if they are sufficiently motivated to do so. The aim of this study is to evaluate the potential of on-farm advice as a tool for motivating farmers to take action to preserve or even to enhance biodiversity on their farms.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Motivation, Biodiversity
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Belyuchenko, Ivan S. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The basis of cultivated lands consists of the interacting populations of annual and perennial weeds and updated annually cultural annual plants, which have very limited data on the aboveground net production, and even less information about the yield of their underground organs. The aim of the research is scientific and theoretical development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agriculture, Agricultural Production, Management Systems
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Al-Sa'ed, Rashed; Abu-Madi, Maher; Heun, Jetze – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2009
This article describes the various capacity-building activities at the Institute of Environmental and Water Studies of Birzeit University during the past 10 years. It highlights the gained experience in advancing environmental science and engineering education and training programs as components of sustainable water and environmental management…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Deus, Rafael Mattos; Battistelle, Rosane Aparecida Gomes; Ribeiro da Silva, Gustavo Henrique – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mission statements from 30 leading Brazilian universities, evaluating the statements based on a sustainable model that involves an environmental management system, public participation and social responsibility, and sustainable education and research. Design/methodology/approach: Content…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Institutional Mission, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Fraser, Neil – School Science Review, 2010
Secondary schools are tasked with becoming sustainable institutions but this can be difficult to achieve because of a lack of time, shortage of project ideas and limited environmental management expertise. The Eco-Schools initiative exists to overcome these issues, and lessons learned from some schools in Scotland can help other schools implement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment)
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Keniry, Julian – Planning for Higher Education, 2003
Drawing on recent survey data from the National Wildlife Federation and other publications, explains what an environmental management system is and identifies its components; examines how environmental management systems have been applied in higher education settings; reports on trends in implementation; and illustrates how the environmental…
Descriptors: College Role, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Higher Education
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Walker, Beth; Redmond, Janice – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The importance of the environment is something of a cracked record to many small business owners, as historically any calls to business to change or improve their practices or behaviours were from the "environmental" or "green" perspective, rather than from a business perspective. As a consequence, many small businesses have…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Business, Industry, Behavior Change
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Bol, Linda; Campbell, Karen D. Y.; Perez, Tony; Yen, Cherng-Jyh – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The effects of training in self-regulation on metacognition and math achievement were investigated. The participants were 116 community college students enrolled in developmental math courses. Students enrolled in 16 classrooms were randomly assigned to the treatment and control groups. Participants in the treatment group completed four…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Metacognition, Self Management
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Ndirangu, Waweru Peter; Thinguri, Ruth; Chui, Mary Mugwe – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This paper is premised on the background that the majority of researchers and educationists who have contributed to the discourse on education for sustainability seem to be in agreement that management of physical facilities are critical ingredients in achieving holistic and sustainable education. The study examined the application of physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Educational Facilities, Secondary Schools
Muglia, Victor O. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Problem: The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between environmental turbulence, management support, organizational collaboration, information technology solution realization, and process performance in healthcare provider organizations. Method: A descriptive/correlational study of Hospital medical services process…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Hospitals, Cooperation, Program Effectiveness
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Muller, Irene; Tempelhoff, Johann – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the benefits of using resilience assessment instead of command and control mechanisms to evaluate sustainable campus environments. Design/Methodology/Approach: An exploratory mixed-method design was followed for the purposes of the project. During the first qualitative phase, a historical timeline of the focal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Campuses, Mixed Methods Research
Samruayruen, Buncha – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify the existing level of self-regulated learning (SRL) among Thai online learners, to examine the relationship between SRL and academic achievement based on a) course completion and b) course grades, and to investigate differences in SRL as they correlate to demographic factors. A mixed-methods research…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic)
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Newton, Mark H.; Zeidler, Dana L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Perspective taking has been identified as a critical skill in the development of scientifically literate citizenry. Despite the importance of the construct, operationalising and identifying effective pedagogical strategies to promote effective perspective taking have proven challenging. This study provides empirical evidence to support the…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Perspective Taking, Intervention, Science Instruction
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Williams, Jeffery R.; Smith, Craig M.; Roe, Josh D.; Leatherman, John C.; Wilson, Robert M. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2012
"Watershed Manager" is a spreadsheet-based model that is used in extension education programs for learning about and selecting cost-effective watershed management practices to reduce soil, nitrogen, and phosphorus losses from cropland. It can facilitate Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) stakeholder groups' development…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Conservation (Environment), Soil Science, Spreadsheets
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Kitagawa, Kaori – Education Sciences, 2021
'Disaster education' has been studied in various disciplines such as disaster risk management and environmental studies. However, disaster education is a relatively 'new enquiry' in the field of education. Particularly, the literature that conceptualises 'disaster education' in education is minimal. This paper aims to fill this gap by synthesising…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Risk Management
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