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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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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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Gwekwerere, Yovita – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Despite the ever-growing body of knowledge about human impact on the environment and the need to work towards a sustainable future, participation in environmental action initiatives among the general population remains low. There is an increasingly urgent need to develop a culture of participation among young people who in turn may become future…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Edirisinghe, Ruwini; Fraser, Kym – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
This study sought to distil recommendations and curriculum design principles that could underpin the re-imagination of the RMIT University coursework Masters of Sustainable Practice (MSP). The aim of the study was to redesign the program to better meet the expectations of contemporary working professionals. Four data sources were used to develop…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Masters Programs, Environmental Education
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Brazier, Randolph James – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant progress has been made with respect to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in tertiary education institutions, particularly universities. There are also examples of ways in which sustainability has been incorporated into secondary schools and curricula, but with varying levels of success. ESD that has been incorporated in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Secondary School Students
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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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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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Ward, Kumara S. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article showcases a creative approach to early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS). It reports on the author's doctoral research program, which examined the effectiveness of arts-based pedagogies for exploring and understanding the natural world in an early childhood education program. Motivated by their existing commitment to…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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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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Sidiropoulos, Liz; Wex, Irene; Sibley, Jonathan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article reports the findings of a pilot Education for Sustainability (EfS) program implemented in 2011 for international students in a multi-campus distributed learning environment at an Australian university. It outlines the context of the pilot EfS program and reports survey findings of the environmental attitudes and sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, College Students, Sustainability
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Education for Sustainability (EfS) has been prioritised in the School of Education at James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, Australia. This article presents a case study that explores the ways in which teacher educators integrate EfS in their teaching in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Primary) at JCU, and their perceptions of enablers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Dawson, Vaille; Carson, Katherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article presents an evaluation of a new upper secondary Earth and Environmental Science (EES) course in Western Australia. Twenty-seven EES teachers were interviewed and 243 students were surveyed about the degree of difficulty, relevance and interest of EES topics in the course. The impact of the course on students' views about EES topics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Earth Science, Environmental Education
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Birdsall, Sally – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Empowering students to act in an environmentally responsible manner is being increasingly touted as a central goal of formal environmental education. Acting in a responsible manner requires the development of environmental knowledge as well as positive attitudes and values towards the environment along with other attributes. While some guidance…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Empowerment, Student Participation, Conservation (Environment)
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Gambino, Agatha; Davis, Julie; Rowntree, Noeleen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Field experiences for young children are an ideal medium for environmental education/education for sustainability because of opportunities for direct experience in nature, integrated learning, and high community involvement. This research documented the development--in 4-5 year old Prep children--of knowledge, attitudes and actions/advocacy in…
Descriptors: Animals, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Outdoor Education
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Redmond, Janice; Walker, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Traditionally, environmental education has been aimed at the community or in primary schools and governmental pressure to reduce environmental damage has focussed on large businesses. More recently, the role and importance of small business and how to engage them in the environmental debate has come under scrutiny. Researchers have identified…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Small Businesses, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role
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