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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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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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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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Gal, Adiv; Gan, Dafna – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Using the perspectives, behaviours, and environmental values, beliefs, and norms of a school's staff, we investigated the features of a long-term environmental education program. This case study answers the following questions: How has the Lesser Kestrel environmental education program survived for almost two decades and become institutionalised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Moskwa, Emily C. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Environmental education is commonly used to satisfy the natural curiosity of tourists, increase conservation awareness and strengthen pro-conservation values. Yet it does not always address the more sensitive ecosystem management issues such as animal culling as it may be seen to upset the balance of the positive tourist experience. For this…
Descriptors: Tourism, Attitudes, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Kaplan, Haya; Madjar, Nir – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Promoting pro-environmental behaviours (PEBs) among students is a major concern for educators. The present article presents an educational program based on a self-determination theory framework (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 2000) and a study demonstrating that working according to the theoretical principles presented in the program leads to the desired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Collectivism, Student Attitudes
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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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Walker, Beth; Redmond, Janice – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The importance of the environment is something of a cracked record to many small business owners, as historically any calls to business to change or improve their practices or behaviours were from the "environmental" or "green" perspective, rather than from a business perspective. As a consequence, many small businesses have…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Business, Industry, Behavior Change
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Di Chiro, Giovanna – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
One thing about which there is widespread consensus is that the earth and its inhabitants are in social and environmental peril. This is where the consensus ends, however, for there is equally widespread disagreement as to the nature and causes of the problems (more social or more environmental), the severity of the problems (for whom are they…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Huckle, John – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
In this paper John Huckle reflects on the outlook of environmental education based on conferences in 1972 and 1992 regarding the lack of sustainable development being realized. Huckle points "education for sustainability" along a pathway provided by critical theory and pedagogy and uses theory to examine the nature of ecological crisis,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Implementing environmental activism at school can be socially risky business. This paper explores the narratives of three women who undertook award winning environmental projects in two regional Australian schools. Tara (student, age 15) and Andrea (principal, age 42) document the complex and courageous social negotiations they were forced to…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Environmental Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Connell, Sharon; Fien, John; Sykes, Helen; Yencken, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
There is a paucity of research in Australia on the nature of young people's attitudes, knowledge and actions. This paper reports on the findings from one such study of Australian high school students. The research was based on a survey of 5,688 students form Melbourne and Brisbane. These young people identified protection of the environment as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Adolescent Attitudes, High School Students
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Curtis, David J.; Howden, Mark; Curtis, Fran; McColm, Ian; Scrine, Juliet; Blomfield, Thor; Reeve, Ian; Ryan, Tara – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Engaging and exciting students about the environment remains a challenge in contemporary society, even while objective measures show the rapid state of the world's environment declining. To illuminate the integration of drama and environmental education as a means of engaging students in environmental issues, the work of performance companies…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Drama, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education
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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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Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Australia is an old continent with an immensely long history of human settlement. The argument made in this paper is that Australia is, and has always been, a "natureculture". Just as English was introduced as the dominant language of education with European colonisation, so arrived an ontological premise that linguistically divides a…
Descriptors: Language Role, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Philosophy
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