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Van Ryn, Ann; Burns, Edgar – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Studying humankind's relationship to the earth involves broad and deep questions for students as today's educators explore changing teaching methods. This article highlights benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to environmental education, drawing upon ancient natural philosophy as a coherent conceptual resource. The Greek philosopher Plotinus…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Bradley, Joff P.N. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This transversal and transilient thought-experiment explores the application and significance of Japanese animism for environmental education and environmental philosophy. Through the exploration of indigenous knowledge found in Japanese folklore and Japanese Buddhism, the thought-experiment offers a critique of a certain strand of contemporary…
Descriptors: Criticism, Folk Culture, Buddhism, Environmental 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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McVittie, Janet; Datta, Ranjan; Kayira, Jean; Anderson, Vince – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This article presents an analysis of three uniquely situated garden-based research studies. As colleagues intrigued by the rich, intricate, learning dynamics playing out within the garden spaces, our collaboration explored the broader meaning and potential for garden-based programming. As we discussed the three garden studies, two themes emerged…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Holistic Approach, Cooperation
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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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Sammel, Alison; McMartin, Dena; Arbuthnott, Katherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Despite the essentiality of freshwater to all life on the planet, the populous has inadequate understandings of water. Formal education plays a key role in shaping how individuals and communities make sense of water, its accessibility, management, consumption, and hazards. This article seeks to bring attention to the infuence of cultural framings…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Water, Water Quality
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Andrews, Steve; Stocker, Laura; Oechel, Walter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Underwater photo-elicitation is a novel experiential marine education technique that combines direct experience in the marine environment with the use of digital underwater cameras. A program called Show Us Your Ocean! (SUYO!) was created, utilising a mixed methodology (qualitative and quantitative methods) to test the efficacy of this technique.…
Descriptors: Photography, Water, Marine Education, Experiential Learning
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Jickling, Bob; Blenkinsop, Sean; Morse, Marcus; Jensen, Aage – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This article is a small piece of a much larger and still evolving project. Herein we focus on six touchstones for wild pedagogies. The article begins with a short orientation to the larger ideas behind the project and then focuses on exploring six current touchstones with a view towards early childhood environmental educators. The six explored…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Role
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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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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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Hill, Allen; Dyment, Janet E. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article draws on research data from a state-wide case study, intertwined with three key moments that occurred in late 2014, to critically engage with the hopes and prospects of the Sustainability Cross-Curriculum Priority (CCP) in Australian schools. These key moments--the "IPCC 5th Assessment Synthesis Report" (Intergovernmental…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Case Studies, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Bedi, Gitanjali; Germein, Susan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article proposes that Education for Sustainability (EfS), with its focus on transformative and learner-centred approaches, and higher order thinking skills, enriches teaching and learning in Vocational Education and Training (VET), with implications for quality pedagogy more generally. EfS pedagogy has the potential to inform a new discourse…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Transformative Learning, Vocational Education
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