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Samperiz, Ana; Herrero, Juan – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
The objective of this study was to develop a nonformal environmental education program in a summer camp and to measure its effectiveness increasing environmental knowledge and attitudes of the participants. Seventy six teenagers between 14 and 17 years participated. Activities dealt with both natural and urban environment. Preactivity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Summer Programs, Environmental Education, Adolescents
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Olson, Jade – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Environmentalist voices like the Earth Liberation Front have been labeled "eco-terrorists." The 2011 documentary film "If a Tree Falls" explores how "eco-terrorism" troubles the unstable border between activism and terrorism. This essay offers a textual analysis of the film's negotiation of the activism/terrorism…
Descriptors: Activism, Terrorism, Conservation (Environment), Films
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Stock, Paul V.; Darby, D. Bryon; Meyer, Kate – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Much has been written about the benefits of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity for addressing environmental issues, but how do we teach such collaboration? Here, we describe our experiences attempting to foster collaboration between undergraduate students from sociology, environmental studies, and photography. We describe and reflect on a…
Descriptors: Essays, Environmental Education, Photography, Sociology
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Lane, Jennie F.; Ateskan, Armagan; Dulun, Öykü – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Several studies have investigated teachers' use of local environments. There has been limited research in Turkey about teacher perceptions of facilitators and obstacles. The current study received permission to use a survey conducted in the United States and to administer it to alumni of a teacher education program in Turkey. Compared to other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Teaching Methods
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Jabar, Melvin A.; Regadio, Crisanto Q., Jr.; Collado, Zaldy C. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
This article explores the understanding of marine citizenship among young people from two villages (urban and rural) in the Philippines. The purpose of the article is to examine the differences and similarities of their attitudes toward and engagement in marine environment conservation in rural and urban contexts. Young Focus Group Discussion…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Marine Biology, Conservation (Environment)
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Richardson, Greer M.; Byrne, Laurel L.; Liang, Ling L. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Recognizing that teaching efficacy beliefs influence pedagogical content knowledge, this study assesses the impact of a general methods course on preservice teachers' efficacy beliefs and instructional planning of environmental education content. The course used explicit and visible strategies to support pedagogical and content knowledge…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Beliefs, Self Efficacy
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Perrin, Jeffrey L. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
The researcher conducted 17 semistructured interviews with environmental education professionals working in the field of nature connection to better understand how practitioners define and measure connection to nature. Participants noted the development of a conservation ethic as the most important indication of connection to nature. Practitioners…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Environmental Education, Researchers, Conservation (Environment)
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Neuzil, Mark; Freedman, Eric; Poulson, David; Duffy, Kevin – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
The birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1970s sparked more extended and in-depth news coverage of ecological issues and awakened interest among journalism educators and prospective journalists to report about those issues, leading to new courses and programs. Recent dramatic changes in the news industry, student expectations, faculty…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Journalism Education, College Faculty, Labor Market
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Ifegbesan, Ayodeji P.; Rampedi, Isaac T. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
This study seeks to determine whether socio-demographic and geographical variables matter in understanding pro-environmental behavior in Nigeria. The Wave 6 World Value Survey data on Nigeria were analyzed with t-test, analysis of variance and stepwise regression. Results indicated that significant differences and relationships exist in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Conservation (Environment), Behavior
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Coskun, Kerem; Topkaya, Yavuz; Coskun, Meral; Kara, Cihan – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
The present study addresses development of an instrument assessing primary school children's procedural knowledge of recycling. It was designed as survey research. The research sample included 361 primary school children whose ages vary from 7 to 10 years so it was decided to make a draft of the instrument with images and drawings of recyclable…
Descriptors: Recycling, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Test Validity
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Postles, Matthew; Bartlett, Madeleine – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
"BioBlitz" events are popular local wildlife surveys often engaging public audiences in a race against time to find, identify, and record as many different species as possible in a given timeframe. This study provides baseline assessment of the value of BioBlitz as a tool for public engagement and collection of environmental data in the…
Descriptors: Wildlife, Audiences, Identification, Learning Experience
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Cote, Stephanie; Wolfe, S. E. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Environmental campaigns provide information to encourage people to alter their behaviors but with mixed success. Terror Management Theory (TMT)--and the influence of mortality reminders--offers a useful framework for understanding environmentally significant behaviors, and provides critical insights for developing more effective environmental…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Public Health, Information Dissemination, Death
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Schwartz, Forrest; Taff, B. Derrick; Lawhon, Ben; Hodge, Camilla; Newman, Peter; Will, Ellen – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
The authors explored the influences of a youth-focused Leave No Trace educational program on participants' attitudes, behaviors, and nature connectedness. The study employed an experimental, equivalent control-group design and included survey and direct observation measures. Pretest and posttest surveys provided self-report measures of attitudes…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Student Attitudes, Natural Resources, Ecology
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Supakata, Nuta – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the application of recycling bins to improve waste separation practices of undergraduate students from the Department of Environmental Science in the Faculty of Science at Chulalongkorn University. Bin monsters, waste separation bins shaped like monsters, were created by 11 undergraduate students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recycling, Undergraduate Students, Student Behavior
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Perrault, Evan K.; Albert, Cindy A. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Sustainability-related learning objectives in university curricula are becoming increasingly popular. While knowledge gain is usually a prevalent metric of success, this study assessed whether a project-based learning assignment could lead to attitudinal shifts in students regarding sustainability. After performing both primary…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Sustainability, Student Attitudes
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