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Kowalewski, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Following evolutionary theory and an agriculture model, ecosystem research has stressed bottom-up dynamics, implying that top wild predators are epiphenomenal effects of more basic causes. As such, they are assumed expendable. A more modern co-evolutionary and wilderness approach--trophic cascades--instead suggests that top predators, whose…
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Conservation (Environment)
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Zeegers, Yvonne; Paige, Kathryn; Lloyd, David; Roetman, Philip – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Operation Magpie was a citizen science project that involved the community in collecting data about magpies. This article describes one aspect of the project from an education perspective. The study began with a collaboration of teacher educators, environmental scientists and a local radio station. After an initial workshop with 75 teachers, three…
Descriptors: Radio, English Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Teacher Educators
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Clarke, Barbara; Smith, Phil – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Professional teaching associations in Australia and abroad have been developing teacher and/or teaching standards and associated professional learning and assessment models in the key discipline areas since the 1990s. In Australia, a specific intent of this approach is to capture and recognise the depth and range of accomplished educators'…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Standards
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Kennelly, Julie; Taylor, Neil; Maxwell, Tom – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Increasing attention is being given to the inclusion of Education for Sustainability in pre-service teacher education. However, there is little research to explain why and how early-career teachers include Education for Sustainability in their work, or how teacher education providers can encourage and support them to do this. Through analysis of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers
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Potter, Suzanne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Despite increasing recognition that whole-school approaches to sustainability have an important contribution to make in moving society towards a more sustainable existence, progress in this area remains slow. By examining the practices of the Ananda Marga River School, a small independent school in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Empowerment, Private Schools, Case Studies