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Dunn, Lily – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2020
The wonderful plants and animals of the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia, are at risk of extinction. They and the rainforests of the world must be protected by taking action on climate change.
Descriptors: Ecology, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Animals
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Kilpatrick, Jeremy – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014
This paper addresses the contested way that ethnomathematics has sometimes been received by mathematicians and others and what that disagreement might suggest about issues in mathematics education; namely, (a) the relation of ethnomathematics to academic mathematics; (b) recent efforts to reform secondary school mathematics so that it prepares…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Mathematics, Common Core State Standards
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Vieira, Patrícia – Hispania, 2020
In this article, I use aerial footage of the Amazon as a guiding thread to argue that the sublime is the most fitting concept to describe our aesthetic response to the representation of Amazonian nature in cinema. In my discussion of rainforest aesthetics, I focus on two Brazilian films, made ten years apart: Glauber Rocha's short "Amazonas,…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Films, Forestry, Economic Development
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Seiki, Sumer; Gray, Pennie L. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2020
This article describes the ways transformative curriculum making led to the creation of an immersive urban classroom ecosystem installation in a second-grade classroom. Both teachers and students engaged in science-based learning experiences through this immersive installation. Students' sensory learning experiences yielded a robust ecological…
Descriptors: Ecology, Urban Schools, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science
Rohrbach, Marla – Arts & Activities, 2012
One of the fifth-grade art-curriculum objectives is to create a relief print. In this era of budget cuts, the author was looking for a way for her students to meet this objective by making colorful prints without using a lot of expensive printing ink. She knew she wanted to use a rainforest animal theme, as well as share the colorful art of Henri…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
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Lau, Patricia Yin Yin; Lee, Christina Kwai Choi; Ho, ChyeKok – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how university fieldtrips progressively deepen student engagement, and explain that stage-by-stage using the organismic integration theory. Design/methodology/approach: Using reflective logs, follow-up focus groups after two years and facilitator observations, this Malaysian qualitative study…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Field Trips
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Schedlbauer, Jessica L.; Nadolny, Larysa; Woolfrey, Joan – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
The interdisciplinary science of conservation biology provides undergraduate biology students with the opportunity to connect the biological sciences with disciplines including economics, social science and philosophy to address challenging conservation issues. Because of its complexity, students do not often have the opportunity to practise…
Descriptors: Biology, Forestry, Ethics, Decision Making
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Dove, Jane – Journal of Biological Education, 2011
This article analyses how rainforests are portrayed in children's resources. Twenty books and 12 websites on rainforests, designed for pupils aged between 9 and 14 years, were examined to determine the types and range of animals depicted and how plant life in general is portrayed. The most commonly depicted animal was the orang-utan and other…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Animals, Botany, Web Sites
Norris, Jeff – NAMTA Journal, 2016
Jeff Norris, initially shocked by the Montessorians who are calling technology into question, states that technology can offer a means of development for the child who is concurrently supporting and learning from the rich and overpowering biodiversity of the rainforest. He speaks for the Children's Eternal Rainforest citizen's science as well as…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Peace, Technology Uses in Education, Science Education
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Larrañeta, Eneko – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
This article describes three historical cases of drug discovery and how they were adapted as examples to teach chemical analysis to students pursuing a pharmacy (UK MPharm) and pharmaceutical sciences (BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences) degree. The selected cases were the synthesis of benzodiazepines and the discovery of warfarin and neuromuscular…
Descriptors: Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Education, Chemistry, College Students
Lawson, Leesa – Independent School, 2013
The search for solutions to protect the rainforest, while offering local farmers a sustainable means of making a living, started at The Forman School as a search to fully engage its students in learning. The Forman School is an independent college preparatory school for students with language-based learning differences (LD). This article discusses…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Ecology, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Olson, Susanna – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2006
Rainforest reptiles and amphibians are a vibrantly colored, multimedia art experience. To complete the entire project one may need to dedicate many class periods to production, yet in each aspect of the project a new and important skill, concept, or element is being taught or reinforced. This project incorporates the study of warm and cool color…
Descriptors: Zoology, Art Education, Art Activities, Art Materials
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Dove, Jane – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2012
Tropical rainforests are biologically rich ecosystems, which are threatened by a variety of different human activities. This study focuses on students' knowledge and understanding of rainforest locations, their reasons for protecting these environments and their familiarity with selected concepts about rainforest vegetation and soil. These…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Ecology, Climate, Misconceptions
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Johnson, Janet D. – English Education, 2012
This critical ethnographic study explores how two teacher candidates in English education used specific and varied literacy practices to enact their social justice priorities at a troubled high school in a high-need district. Data include interviews before and after the student teaching experience; observations of teaching, blogs, journals, and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Web Sites, Ethnography
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McNamara, Karen Elizabeth; Prideaux, Bruce – Environmental Education Research, 2010
The northern Wet Tropics rainforest of Australia was declared a world heritage site in 1988 and now supports an extensive tourism industry that attracts an estimated 2.5 million local and international visits annually. As part of the visitor experience, many sites include both environmental and cultural interpretation experiences, which range from…
Descriptors: Tourism, Ecology, Foreign Countries, Environmental Interpretation
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