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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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Siegel, Lisa; Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Amy; Bellert, Anne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
In their seminal 2002 paper, Kollmuss and Agyeman asked the important question 'Why do people act environmentally and what are the barriers to pro-environmental behaviour?' The article has had a remarkably high rate of readership, with 64,900 electronic views to date, and 16 years later, this question remains significant. But are environmental…
Descriptors: Barriers, Conservation (Environment), Behavior, Ecology
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Prabawa-Sear, Kelsie; Dow, Vanessa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This research was commissioned by the (then) Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) to provide recommendations on how to best support Western Australian (WA) secondary schools to engage in education for sustainability (EfS). The research aims were to identify barriers and benefits to being involved in EfS, the support systems required…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Barriers
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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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Radcliffe, Chris; Parissi, Cesidio; Raman, Anantanarayanan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Current methods of agricultural and environmental education for indigenous farmers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) fail to provide high level engagement. Indigenous knowledge (IK) forms the basis of natural resource management, agriculture and health of farmers in PNG, yet its value to agricultural and environmental education in PNG is rarely…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Participant Observation, Indigenous Populations, Agricultural Occupations
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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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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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Abramovich, Anat; Loria, Yahavit – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
The impact of an Education for Sustainability (EfS) course for science and technology junior high school teachers on the intentional and actual environmental behaviour of participants was studied by researching the EfS implementation of 13 science and technology teachers within their family, community, and work environment. The research was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Science Education
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Wilson, Sue – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The growing emphasis on sustainability in school curricula in Australia reflects international trends in education. Teacher education is a vital strategy for the incorporation of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in school curricula. Research to identify drivers and barriers to embedding EfS across a primary teacher education program in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Barriers, Course Descriptions
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Buchanan, John – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Sustainability education competes for curricular space, both in schools and in teacher education. Opportunities and barriers for the inclusion of sustainability education in an Australian university primary teacher education program are examined in this article. The study focused on the roles, practices and perceptions of teacher educators in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Focus Groups, Barriers
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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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Thomas, Glyn – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The concept of education "for" the environment is well documented in the literature but is apparently less common in practice. Some of the reasons provided for this rhetoric-reality gap include: the controversial and political nature of the subject, the difficulty of empowering students into meaningful action, the challenge of using…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies, Skill Analysis
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Noonan, Donna; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The greening of universities has been on the international agenda for at least a decade. While there has been considerable activity at some universities overseas, progress in Australian universities has been less easily identifiable. Also, the term "greening" has often been taken to apply to the operations of a university, whereas the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Curriculum Development, Sustainable Development