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Almeida, Sylvia C.; Moore, Deborah; Barnes, Melissa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This article presents findings from a study that evaluated the impact of an Australian sustainability initiative, with a view to unravelling the realities of teachers' implementation approaches. The paper outlines a study that reviews a government initiative in early years, primary and secondary educational settings that uses the Data Collection,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Robottom, I. M. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
In this article, I.M. Robottom directs the attention of the reader to key terms that describe "environmental education"--terms that seem to embrace the various facets that emerge in discourse about environment education. Robottom argues that the characteristics of "Education for the Environment" must distinguish environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Science Education
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Boon, Helen J.; Pagliano, Paul J. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Australia regularly suffers floods, droughts, bushfires and cyclones, which are predicted to increase and/or intensify in the future due to climate change. While school-aged children are among the most vulnerable to natural disasters, they can be empowered through education to prepare for and respond to disasters. School disaster education is…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Foreign Countries, Planning
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Bissett, Susan Zela – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The author's experience of the day-to-day issues faced as an educator in an Aboriginal school are recounted, along with perspectives gained as part of a research project. The proposition is argued that an Education for Sustainability approach, where learning is structured around a negotiated environmental issue within local community, represents a…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Community Support, Critical Theory, Place Based Education
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Preston, Lou – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In this article, I draw on interviews with graduates from an Outdoor and Environmental Education course to explore the ways in which their environmental ethics changed since leaving university. I do this in relation to the graduates' personal and professional experiences, particularly in the context of teaching Outdoor Education and Physical…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Interviews, Followup Studies, Ethics
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Prabawa-Sear, Kelsie; Baudains, Catherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This study investigated student views on the relationship between their environmental attitudes and behaviours and their thoughts about barriers and motivators to environmentally responsible behaviours. The environmental attitudes and behaviours of students participating in a classroom-based environmental education program were measured using two…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Correlation, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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Kennelly, Julie; Taylor, Neil; Serow, Pep – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
A national curriculum is presently being developed in Australia with implementation due during 2014. Associated standards for the accreditation of teachers and for teacher education providers have been prepared with the standards describing skills and attributes that teachers are expected to attain. The developing Australian Curriculum, along with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, National Curriculum
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Nakagawa, Yoshifumi; Payne, Phillip G. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The current "Australian-"ness"" of outdoor environmental education is an evolving "set" of socio-cultural constructions. These constructions can be interpreted within the circumstances of an empirical study of tertiary study abroad students' participation in an undergraduate semester long unit "Experiencing the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes
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Eames, Chris; Barker, Miles – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper seeks to provide a perspective on environmental education in Aotearoa New Zealand. To contextualise this perspective, it illustrates how environmental, socio-cultural and political imperatives have shaped the development of environmental education in this land. These imperatives illuminate the natural history of the country, the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Research, Learning
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Skamp, Keith; Boyes, Eddie; Stannistreet, Martin – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
In an earlier paper (Skamp, Boyes, & Stanisstreet, 2009b), students' beliefs and willingness to act in relation to 16 specific actions related to global warming were compared across the primary secondary interface. More primary students believed in the effectiveness of most actions to reduce global warming and were willing to take those…
Descriptors: Climate, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Students
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Davis, Julie M.; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Networks are increasingly recognised as advantageous when creating and embedding cultural change within organisations. This paper explores and problematises ideas around networks for education for sustainability (EfS), specifically in relation to the implementation of the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI), a national, whole-school…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Skamp, Keith; Boyes, Eddie; Stannistreet, Martin – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Using survey methodology, students' beliefs, and willingness to act, about 16 specific actions related to global warming are compared across the primary secondary interface. More primary students believed in the effectiveness of most actions to reduce global warming and were willing to take those actions. In general there was a disparity between…
Descriptors: Climate, Surveys, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment)
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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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