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Nakagawa, Yoshifumi; Verlie, Blanche; Kim, Misol – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
In this article, we collectively explore the significance of engaging with theory in environmental education research. Inspired by Jackson and Mazzei's (2011) postqualitative research methodology, each researcher provides a short sample of engaging with his/her chosen theoretical concept for one shared data source. Through our three individual…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Research Methodology
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Germein, Susan; Neema Vaishnava – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of education and activism in the Anthropocene will be enriched by an embrace of non-hegemonic thinking. Lakshmi Ashram, a small girls' school in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India, provides an object lesson in thinking differently: in an imbrication of education/research/activism. This article…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Activism, Educational Philosophy
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Stein, Sharon – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
In this article, I offer a decolonial critique of the ethical and ecological limits of mainstream sustainability efforts in higher education. In doing so, I identify colonialism as the primary cause of climate change, and the primary condition of possibility for modern higher education. I further suggest that the abiding failure to address the…
Descriptors: Climate, Ethics, Criticism, Sustainability
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Ip-Soo-Ching, Jean Marie; Zyngier, Suzanne; Nayeem, Tahmid – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The discipline of knowledge management (KM) considers knowledge as potentially the most valuable organisational asset that must be shared among staff and stakeholders and even communities in order to yield considerable returns and benefits. However, in a real-world context, managers in industries such as high technology, manufacturing and finance…
Descriptors: Tourism, Ecology, Environmental Education, Parks
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Jurdi-Hage, Rozzet; Hage, H. Sam; Chow, Henry P.H. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Informed by Stern and colleagues' value-belief-norm theory and their earlier empirical work, we examined levels and predictors of cognitive and behavioural environmental concern (EC) of university students in a Canadian postsecondary context. Data for this study were obtained through completion of self-administered questionnaires from a sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Undergraduate Students
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Smith, Caroline; Watson, Jane – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
In this article, we outline the key principles of education for sustainability (EfS) that enable us to question the enthusiastic and uncritical promotion of STEM (science, mathematics, engineering and technology) and its offshoot, STEM education, as key contributors to an environmentally sustainable future. We examine the framing of STEM and STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Science Education
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Rose, Nicholas; Lourival, Izo – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
National and global food systems are beset by intersecting and mutually reinforcing crises of public and ecological health. The locus of these crises resides primarily in the excessive concentration of corporate power and control. Deploying a Gramscian theory of politics as a contribution to the ongoing development of a critical food-based…
Descriptors: Food, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Public Health
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Izadpanahi, Parisa; Tucker, Richard – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
While there are many environmental education programs for children, few studies have used an appropriately developed scale for evaluating how such education might have on impact on children's environmental orientations. The research presented in this article adapted the NEP (New Ecological Paradigm) for Children scale to develop a new instrument…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Environment
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Casinader, Niranjan; Kidman, Gillian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Common notions around the concept of sustainability tend to be framed within the values and principles that the world's natural environments need to be used and managed in such a way as to make them available for future generations. Consequently, pedagogical approaches in environmental education that follow this intellectual thread tend to adopt a…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Geography, Inquiry
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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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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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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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Nicholls, Jennifer; horne, Marica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Sustainability is a Cross-Curriculum Priority (SCCP) in the Australian Curriculum and is intended to be integrated into teaching and learning where deemed appropriate by teachers. This article explores teachers' knowledge, understanding, and beliefs about curriculum priorities and the situational context of teaching and learning in Queensland…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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van Rooy, Wilhelmina – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Clean Up Australia Day is the country's largest community-based environmental annual event when participants work in teams to remove rubbish from their local environment. This article describes an interpretive study in which a sample of preservice primary teachers' (n = 30) responses to questions about their involvement in the event were evaluated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Environment, Community Programs
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