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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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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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Noy, Sue; Patrick, Rebecca; Capetola, Teresa; McBurnie, Janine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Within higher education there is widespread support for developing students' interdisciplinary skills. Despite this, evidence for, and practice of, cross-faculty interdisciplinary sustainability learning remains in its infancy. Recent articles have shown that Australia is no exception. This article provides a case study of interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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van Rooy, Wilhelmina – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Clean Up Australia Day is the country's largest community-based environmental annual event when participants work in teams to remove rubbish from their local environment. This article describes an interpretive study in which a sample of preservice primary teachers' (n = 30) responses to questions about their involvement in the event were evaluated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Environment, Community Programs
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Sams, Jeniffer; Sams, Doreen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Arts education has been part of the United States K-12 educational system for over a century. However, recent administrative policy decisions addressed the economic bottom line and the 1983 report, "A Nation at Risk," and complied with the "No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001" (U.S. Department of Education, 2001). These…
Descriptors: Art Education, Social Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Art Teachers
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DePetris, Thea; Eames, Chris – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Despite school-community partnerships having much potential to provide educational organisations with authentic teaching and learning opportunities through community-based action projects, they remain under-utilised largely due to the structural constraints and pressures faced by teachers. This study helps fill a gap in scholarly discourse about…
Descriptors: Community Education, Models, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Verlie, Blanche; Emery, Sherridan; Osborn, Maia; Beasy, Kim; Coleman, Bianca; Kezabu, Kevin; Nicholls, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Graduate students are often plagued by stress and anxiety in their journeys of becoming researchers. Concerned by the prevalence of poor graduate student wellbeing in Australia, we share our experiences of kin-making and collaboration within #aaeeer (Australasian Association for Environmental Education Emerging Researchers), a collective of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Anxiety, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Dada, Deborah O.; Eames, Chris; Calder, Nigel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
One of the goals of environmental education is the development of environmental literacy. The development of environmental literacy for preservice teachers is critical if they are to be confident and competent to deliver environmental education in schools. Little is known about the impact of environmental education on preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Nicholls, Jennifer; horne, Marica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Sustainability is a Cross-Curriculum Priority (SCCP) in the Australian Curriculum and is intended to be integrated into teaching and learning where deemed appropriate by teachers. This article explores teachers' knowledge, understanding, and beliefs about curriculum priorities and the situational context of teaching and learning in Queensland…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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