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Jennifer N. Hileman – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Equity and inclusion have consistently been problematic within the field of outdoor and environmental education. Despite numerous positive benefits associated with programming, current trends highlight discrepancies in the affordance of those outcomes. The present dissertation explores equity within the curriculum in outdoor and environmental…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Inclusion
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Matsekoleng, Tsebo Kgoto; Tomé Awshar, Mapotse – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2022
Smooth implementation of environmental education at public schools in South Africa is hindered by various factors. Consequently, teachers have been unsuccessful or have had only partial success in implementing environmental education in their classrooms to conscientise learners about the environment and the harmful impact of littering. The purpose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Public Schools, Barriers
Flack, Isabelle – Online Submission, 2022
Environmental education, a growing field, is recognized as a crucial element in combating climate change for current and future generations. Although environmental education seeks to offer children a holistic worldview of nature while striving to inspire young thinkers, it is missing from most classrooms, specifically Montessori schools. The…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education
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Gidi Tal; Gideon Dishon; Dana Vedder-Weiss – Environmental Education Research, 2023
In recent years, Forest Education has gained increasing traction around the world. Yet its unique features, as well as their relations with other outdoor environmental education approaches, remain undertheorized. This study explores the pedagogical practices of one emerging strand of Forest Education, and the epistemology underpinning it, in order…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Forestry, Epistemology, Outdoor Education
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Johnson, Bruce; Cincera, Jan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor environmental education programs frequently aim to influence participants' environmental values and behaviors. Published studies have frequently documented their success in doing so. However, few studies have examined the characteristics of programs in relation to accomplishing those goals. Using characteristics identified as important in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Kosta, Aikaterini D.; Keramitsoglou, Kiriaki M.; Tsagarakis, Konstantinos P. – SAGE Open, 2022
In recent years, environmental education has focused on developing pupils' knowledge of the natural environment rather than enhancing their connectedness with nature, which could have a greater contribution to addressing the environmental problems caused by human activity. This study explores the impact of an environmental education program on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary School Students, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities
Marpa, Eliseo P. – Online Submission, 2020
Inhabitants of Planet Earth are experiencing environmental tensions brought about by the different problems plaguing the environment prompting the researcher to conduct a study on navigating environmental education practices in promoting environmental awareness and education. To answer this problem, the researcher employed a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Consciousness Raising, Lecture Method
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Cincera, Jan; Johnson, Bruce; Kroufek, Roman – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2020
Teachers' practice is based on their beliefs about how student learning should be developed. In the practice of programme leaders in outdoor environmental education centres, experiential learning is considered to be one of the prominent learning theories. This study analyses the ways in which experiential learning is interpreted and transferred…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Theories, Outdoor Education
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Charlotte Megret – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Phones have become pervasive in many teenagers' lives, and outdoor educators are increasingly faced with making decisions regarding technology. This case study sheds light on the complex relationship between teenagers, phones and residential outdoor environmental education by exploring the experiences of participants at a phone-free summer camp in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Telecommunications, Addictive Behavior, Outdoor Education
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Sitar, Geanina-Magdalena; Rusu, Alina Simona – Journal of Educational Sciences, 2023
The decline of biodiversity and natural habitats, and the lack of progress in society's behaviour towards conservation, has prompted research into effective educational programs. Studies have shown that positive emotions towards nature, particularly in relation to the innate human predisposition towards the natural environment, can encourage…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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Assaf, N.; Gan, D. – Perspectives in Education, 2021
Education systems and environmental education professionals have been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic and the sharp transition to distance learning that has necessitated a rapid response. Environmental education as part of a social-ecological system is dependent on the adaptability and the scope of the change with which the system responds to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Chen, Keting; Hamel, Erin E. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2023
Direct experience with nature is a primary component of environmental education and especially beneficial for young children. The present study examined the outdoor play preferences of toddlers and investigated the role teachers play in the outdoor space. Toddlers' outdoor play was video recorded by GoPro cameras and coded for preferred play…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Play, Preferences, Playgrounds
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Cincera, Jan; Simonova, Petra; Kroufek, Roman; Johnson, Bruce – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Empowerment is often considered to be a central goal in outdoor education and environmental education. To develop student empowerment, a frequent recommendation is for the leaders of outdoor environmental education programs to provide students with a high level of autonomy through an emancipatory approach, by involving them in the decision-making…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Personal Autonomy, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Fox, Robyn; Thomas, Glyn – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
The impacts of climate change are undeniable, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to dispute the science. What is less clear is the role of outdoor environmental education in educating participants with the knowledge and motivation to act. Experiential programs that take students outdoors seemingly provide the ideal context to equip students…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Chang, David – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Much of the current literature on environmental education links the outdoors with experiences of "wonder," which connotes a range of experiences from fascination to curiosity, excitement to delight. Most of these associations fall within a nexus of positive valences that render the discourse of wonder in glowing light. However,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Learner Engagement, Buddhism
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