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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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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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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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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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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Edwards, Suzy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
In recent years discussions surrounding early childhood curriculum has focused on the movement from developmental to sociocultural theory. A further area worthy of investigation involves the role of content in early childhood education, specifically the relationship between content, context and pedagogy. The paper draws on teacher vignettes to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Early Childhood Education, Course Content, Vignettes