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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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Lawrence, Eva K.; Estow, Sarah – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
This study examined responses to climate change misinformation and messages designed to counter misinformation. Participants (N = 406) first responded to a social media post denying the existence of global warming and then were randomly assigned to read one of three responses to the original post (correction, collaboration, control). Participants…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Misconceptions, Social Media
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Clayborn, Jaeson; Medina, Miles; O'Brien, George – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
To evaluate the willingness of teachers to incorporate aquaponics in the classroom, we engaged teachers in a 6-week project. Participants in the experimental group maintained small-scale aquaponic systems. All teachers completed pretests and posttests, and exit surveys. Both groups (experimental and control) scored significantly higher on the…
Descriptors: Gardening, Water, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Neff, Paula Kleintjes; Weiss, Nicole M.; Middlesworth, Laura; Wierich, Joseph; Beilke, Elizabeth; Lee, Jacqueline; Rohlinger, Spencer; Pletzer, Joshua – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Despite the volume of research published and pedagogy practiced in conservation biology, there is little assessment of the effectiveness of pedagogical techniques for improving undergraduate conservation literacy and student engagement. We evaluated student responses (2009-2011) to reading "Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations" by…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Scientific Literacy, Scientific and Technical Information, Biology
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Cincera, Jan; Simonova, Petra – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
The article evaluates a Czech environmental education program focused on developing competence in issue investigation. In the evaluation, a simple quasi-experimental design with experimental (N = 200) and control groups was used. The results suggest that the program had a greater impact on girls than on boys, and that it increased their internal…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Evaluation, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
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Heiskanen, Eva; Nissilä, Heli; Tainio, Pasi – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Peer-to-peer learning is gaining increasing attention in nonformal community-based environmental education. This article evaluates a novel modification of a concept for peer-to-peer learning about residential energy solutions (Open Homes). We organized collective "Energy Walks" visiting several homes with novel energy solutions and…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods, Energy Education, Energy Management
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Schmidt, Hans C. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
While the scale of the environmental problems facing the planet mean that effective environmental journalism is now more important than ever, the environmental beat can be extremely challenging for journalists. One way to address this is by providing specialized training for future journalists. This study involves an investigation of the extent to…
Descriptors: Journalism, Journalism Education, Environmental Education, Student Surveys
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Grúnová, Markéta; Brandlová, Karolína; Svitálek, Jan; Hejcmanová, Pavla – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Local communities play a key role in the sustainability of any conservation program. We evaluated the impact of an environmental education program for school children in the surroundings of the Delta du Saloum Biosphere reserve (Senegal) dedicated to the conservation of African charismatic fauna with the critically endangered Western Derby eland…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Sutherland, Melany R. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
As global environmental problems intensify, the importance of providing effective conservation education to young people is increasingly apparent. To accomplish this, teachers' perceptions and students' attitudes about conservation education in schools must align. This article explores students' attitudes via a survey distributed to students from…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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