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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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Nielsen, Thomas W.; Ma, Jennifer S. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Using hermeneutic phenomenology to aid the reader 'experience' the data collected, this study reports on 18 college students, 4 staff members and the author's trip to a remote island on the Great Barrier Reef. It is a story of the (re)discovery of the social and natural ecologies that bind us together, and of how explicit teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Students, Ecology, Sustainability
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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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Rousell, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Over the last three decades, scientists have uncovered the extent of human impacts on the earth's operating systems with increasing clarity and precision. These findings have prompted scientific claims that we have transitioned out of the Holocene and into the Anthropocene epoch in the earth's geological history (Crutzen & Stoermer, 2000). At…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Geology, Climate, Humanism
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Higgins, Blanche; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Education for sustainability (EfS) is widely supported and researched; however, the broad and deep implementation of EfS in universities that is needed lags behind the goals of change agents. This article reviews literature on change procedures; in particular, curriculum change in universities. Our aim was to develop insights into strategies…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Beasy, Kim; Page, Leah; Emery, Sherridan; Ayre, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The AAEE 2014 research symposium in Hobart provided a privileged space for researchers and practitioners within environmental education and sustainability education (EE/SE) to come together and create dialogues about education for sustainability research. This essay is a critical reflection from postgraduate researchers about the symposium and the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Prescott, Debbie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article examines learning design in a postgraduate preservice teacher setting. The overarching aim was to embed environmentally responsive approaches throughout two companion units for diverse student cohorts. This article reports on a teacher educator self-study in a regional university with extensive online delivery for large units (300-800…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Instructional Design, Graduate Students, Preservice Teachers
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Evans, Neus; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Davis, Julie; Stevenson, Robert B. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article reports on the fourth stage of an evolving study to develop a systems model for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) into preservice teacher education. The fourth stage trialled the extension of the model to a comprehensive state-wide systems approach involving representatives from all eight Queensland teacher education…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Inoue, Michiko; O'Gorman, Lyndal; Davis, Julie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
In a study undertaken in Queensland, Australia, analysis of a survey that included both qualitative and quantitative questions revealed that, like their Japanese counterparts, early childhood teachers do not have well-developed ideas and practices in education for sustainability (EfS). Instead, they mainly practise traditional nature-based…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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Patrick, Rebecca; Kingsley, Jonathan; Capetola, Teresa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Public health practitioners have important roles to play in addressing environmental sustainability imperatives that have an impact on human health. Yet, to date, the extent to which practitioners are willing and able to address these issues is an understudied subject. This article draws on the findings of two qualitative studies involving 49…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Health Education, Public Health, Labor Needs
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Paige, Kathryn; Lloyd, David; Smith, Richard – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The case study reported here seeks to promote the sharing of successful practice in Education for Sustainability (EfS). It uses literature and three personal and professional autobiographies as background to the development of a set of sustainability educational practices integrated into a primary/middle school teacher education program. The set…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Sustainability, Autobiographies
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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Davis, Julie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Pre-service teacher education institutions are large and complex organisations that are notoriously difficult to change. One factor is that many change efforts focus largely on individual pre-service teacher educators altering their practice. We report here on our experience using a model for effecting change, which views pre-service teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Educators, Models
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Gale, Fred; Davison, Aidan; Wood, Graham; Williams, Stewart; Towle, Nick – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Higher education institutions have an unavoidable responsibility to address the looming economic, environmental and social crises imperilling humans and ecosystems by placing "education for sustainability" at the heart of their concerns. Yet, for over three decades, the practice of 'higher education for sustainability' (HEfS) has…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Social Change, Barriers
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Elsden-Clifton, Jennifer; Futter-Puati, Debi – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
There is growing pressure from the public health sector, government, environmental, medical and scientific fields to teach young people about food. However, little is known about pre-service teachers' preparation in this area. This article addresses this gap by providing a case study of one approach to food education, which was purposefully…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Preservice Teachers, Course Descriptions
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Hillcoat, John; van Rensburg, Eureta Janse – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The paper considers the connections between the environmental crisis and patterns of consumption in the Western, and Westernised, worlds. These patterns are named as "malconsumption", a concept which is defined and then discussed in terms of its importance to the work of environmental educators. Malconsumption as a means of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Environment, Climate, Ecology
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