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Malone, Karen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article explores and reconsiders the view of children's encounters with place as central to a place-based pedagogy that seeks to dismantle rather than support constructions of a nature-culture binary. I unpack the current fervour for reinserting the child in nature and nature-based education as a significant phenomenon in environmental and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Outdoor Education, Children
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Preston, Lou – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In this article, I draw on interviews with graduates from an Outdoor and Environmental Education course to explore the ways in which their environmental ethics changed since leaving university. I do this in relation to the graduates' personal and professional experiences, particularly in the context of teaching Outdoor Education and Physical…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Interviews, Followup Studies, Ethics
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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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Green, Monica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
This paper discusses the emerging field of place-based education or place-based pedagogy--an approach that seeks to enhance children's perspective of "place" via school and community related environmental projects. Place-based education is proposed as an approach that enables students to establish a connection to a place, its people, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods