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Izadpanahi, Parisa; Tucker, Richard – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
While there are many environmental education programs for children, few studies have used an appropriately developed scale for evaluating how such education might have on impact on children's environmental orientations. The research presented in this article adapted the NEP (New Ecological Paradigm) for Children scale to develop a new instrument…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Environment
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Casinader, Niranjan; Kidman, Gillian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Common notions around the concept of sustainability tend to be framed within the values and principles that the world's natural environments need to be used and managed in such a way as to make them available for future generations. Consequently, pedagogical approaches in environmental education that follow this intellectual thread tend to adopt a…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Geography, Inquiry
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Sammel, Alison; McMartin, Dena; Arbuthnott, Katherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Despite the essentiality of freshwater to all life on the planet, the populous has inadequate understandings of water. Formal education plays a key role in shaping how individuals and communities make sense of water, its accessibility, management, consumption, and hazards. This article seeks to bring attention to the infuence of cultural framings…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Water, Water Quality
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Andrews, Steve; Stocker, Laura; Oechel, Walter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Underwater photo-elicitation is a novel experiential marine education technique that combines direct experience in the marine environment with the use of digital underwater cameras. A program called Show Us Your Ocean! (SUYO!) was created, utilising a mixed methodology (qualitative and quantitative methods) to test the efficacy of this technique.…
Descriptors: Photography, Water, Marine Education, Experiential Learning
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Siegel, Lisa; Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Amy; Bellert, Anne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
In their seminal 2002 paper, Kollmuss and Agyeman asked the important question 'Why do people act environmentally and what are the barriers to pro-environmental behaviour?' The article has had a remarkably high rate of readership, with 64,900 electronic views to date, and 16 years later, this question remains significant. But are environmental…
Descriptors: Barriers, Conservation (Environment), Behavior, Ecology
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Jickling, Bob; Blenkinsop, Sean; Morse, Marcus; Jensen, Aage – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This article is a small piece of a much larger and still evolving project. Herein we focus on six touchstones for wild pedagogies. The article begins with a short orientation to the larger ideas behind the project and then focuses on exploring six current touchstones with a view towards early childhood environmental educators. The six explored…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Role
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Gerofsky, Susan; Ostertag, Julia – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
The co-authors, collaborators in garden-based teacher education, question the hegemony of grids in Western time, space and relationship structures in education, while also delving into our own complicity and entanglement with these grids. We ask: (1) Can we reject the grid in environmental education and in garden-based learning when it is an…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teacher Education, Western Civilization, Time
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Humphreys, Chloe; Blenkinsop, Sean – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This article uses an unconventional format to explore the role of parent and nature and the development of a young child's ecological identity. It follows journal entries from a mother observing her young son, Julian, as he explores, interacts with, and learns from the Stawamus River on the west coast of British Columbia. By creating questions,…
Descriptors: Empathy, Self Concept, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Elliot, Enid; Krusekopf, Frances – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Growing a nature kindergarten that can flourish takes a community, careful planning, and sustained support. In 2011, the Sooke School District in British Columbia, Canada undertook the project of creating a nature kindergarten when outdoor programs of this kind did not exist in the Canadian public school system. Inspired by the well-established…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Outdoor Education, Program Development
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Dawson, Kate; Beattie, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
We tell the story of an experience Kate Dawson, her students, and three eagles had at an outdoor preschool. The experience profoundly affected Kate, and prompted us to ask the following questions: What made this experience feel so magical, and what caused it to happen? Why are these "magical moments" valuable, and how might they impact…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Outdoor Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Piersol, Laura; Russell, Linda; Groves, Jenny – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Within the North American public education system, institutionalised structures of schooling often prevent teachers from aligning their values with their practice when it comes to environmental education (Bowers, 1997; Weston, 2004). In response to this, this article will outline our lived experiences, as teachers and researcher, in disrupting the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Educational Innovation, Empowerment
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Broom, Catherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This article presents the findings of a research study with young adults who explored the connections between their early childhood experiences in nature and their attitudes and actions towards the environment in adulthood. Drawing on E. Wilson's (1984) work, environmental or ecological consciousness is theorised to connect to ecological identity…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Environmental Education, Young Adults, Childhood Attitudes
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Fisher, Josie; Bonn, Ingrid – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Global initiatives and a rapidly expanding academic literature identify the responsibility that universities have to incorporate sustainability education into their curricula. This study had two aims: first, to investigate the extent to which Australian undergraduate management curricula explicitly identified a focus on sustainability and, second,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Nakagawa, Yoshifumi – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) is an increasingly popular form of ecotourism in Australia. An ethnographic study of 10 young adult international tourists was conducted at five rural Victorian WWOOF sites. The objective was to examine the participants' nature experience. As part of the ethnographic study, this article selectively reports…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Tourism, Environmental Education
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Johnson, Paul – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Compelling evidence links childhood experiences in quasi-natural settings with learning and wellbeing, but, as cities grow, children's activities have been increasingly restricted to de-natured spaces that are designed or controlled by adults. In recent years, academics and education practitioners have campaigned to reverse this trend, and one…
Descriptors: School Activities, Early Experience, Foreign Countries, Recreational Activities
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