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Gerofsky, Susan; Ostertag, Julia – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
The co-authors, collaborators in garden-based teacher education, question the hegemony of grids in Western time, space and relationship structures in education, while also delving into our own complicity and entanglement with these grids. We ask: (1) Can we reject the grid in environmental education and in garden-based learning when it is an…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teacher Education, Western Civilization, Time
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Humphreys, Chloe; Blenkinsop, Sean – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This article uses an unconventional format to explore the role of parent and nature and the development of a young child's ecological identity. It follows journal entries from a mother observing her young son, Julian, as he explores, interacts with, and learns from the Stawamus River on the west coast of British Columbia. By creating questions,…
Descriptors: Empathy, Self Concept, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Piersol, Laura; Russell, Linda; Groves, Jenny – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Within the North American public education system, institutionalised structures of schooling often prevent teachers from aligning their values with their practice when it comes to environmental education (Bowers, 1997; Weston, 2004). In response to this, this article will outline our lived experiences, as teachers and researcher, in disrupting the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Educational Innovation, Empowerment
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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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Payne, Phillip G. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Enacting a critical environmental education curriculum theory with 8- to 9-year-old children in 1978 is now "restoried" in a "history of the present/future" like "case study" for prosecuting five interrelated problems confronting progress in environmental education and its research. They are: the intense heat of the…
Descriptors: Activism, Environmental Education, Ethics, Ideology
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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
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Irwin, David; Straker, Jo – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The relationship between outdoor education and environmental education in Aotearoa New Zealand has undergone many changes since formal education began in early colonial times. Discussion draws from qualitative doctoral research undertaken by the authors that investigated education for sustainability in outdoor education and how meaning is ascribed…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Hill, Allen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
As social, economic and environmental issues have become more prominent in the 21st century, there has been increased critical scrutiny into the ways that outdoor learning interacts with sustainability issues and concepts. As a result, a number of discourses have emerged which interrogate human/nature relationships in traditional outdoor education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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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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Nakagawa, Yoshifumi; Payne, Phillip G. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The current "Australian-"ness"" of outdoor environmental education is an evolving "set" of socio-cultural constructions. These constructions can be interpreted within the circumstances of an empirical study of tertiary study abroad students' participation in an undergraduate semester long unit "Experiencing the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes
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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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Stewart, Alistair; Muller, Gregg – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
In this paper we suggest that learning about natural history experientially can be thought of as a type of reading, where understanding is developed by using particular skills, processes and content. In our experience, teaching and learning natural history involves the generation of knowledge and understanding through relating direct personal…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Observation
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