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Gough, Annette – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper reviews Australian Government actions related to environmental education, particularly in the past decade, and examines the actions forthcoming from two national action plans (Environment Australia, 2000 and DEWHA, 2009), the implementation strategy for the Decade of ESD (DEWHA, 2006) and developments related to the Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, National Programs, Holistic Approach
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Stevenson, Robert B.; Evans, Neus – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper addresses the question of how Australian environmental education (EE) research was conceptualised and contextualised in the decade of the 1990s. Sixty seven articles published by Australian authors in this journal from 1990-2000 were analysed to examine the conceptualisation of this research using an inductive emergent categorisation…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Specialists
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Stevenson, Robert B. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Many environmental educators were motivated to enter the field by a concern for the loss of places to which they felt a strong sense of attachment and belonging. This raises the question of whether a sense of place, or attachment to the Australian biophysical or cultural landscape, has shaped Australian environmental education research. An…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Ecology, Literature Reviews
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Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Australia is an old continent with an immensely long history of human settlement. The argument made in this paper is that Australia is, and has always been, a "natureculture". Just as English was introduced as the dominant language of education with European colonisation, so arrived an ontological premise that linguistically divides a…
Descriptors: Language Role, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Philosophy
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Stewart, Alistair – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The speckled warbler and other woodland birds of south-eastern Australia have declined dramatically since European settlement; many species are at risk of becoming locally and/or nationally extinct. Coincidently, Australian environmental education research of the last decade has largely been silent on the development of pedagogy that reflects the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Animals
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Bradley, Melanie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, recognised as a seminal German polymath, developed a unique approach for investigating nature, termed "delicate empiricism". Goethe's approach uses empathy, imagination and intuition to promote a participatory engagement with the world. It goes beyond the dualistic-rationalism that defines…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Biodiversity, Foreign Countries, Empathy
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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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Ji, Xia – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
What experiences have influenced Chinese educators' environmental consciousness and their involvement in environmental education work? Using the autobiographical inquiry approach the author explored this question with fourteen master environmental educators from various regions of China and examined in depth their significant life experiences…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising, Inquiry
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Almeida, Sylvia; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
What is distinctive or indistinctive about environmental education in schools and other formal education settings in India? In essence, what is the "ness" of environmental education in the Indian education system? Our responses to these important questions form the focus of this paper, shedding light on the historical, present and future…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries, Environmental Research
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Yueh, Mei-Chun Michelle; Barker, Miles – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In the 1998 Taiwanese national curriculum revision, environmental education was one of six new "Important Issues". To some early observers, the generic "framework" sections of this 1998 curriculum (Aims, Goals, Core Competences) resonated well with the integrative and transdisciplinary nature of environmental education. This…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Junior High Schools
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Salter, Zarin; Venville, Grady; Longnecker, Nancy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper documents a case study involving a Perth primary school accompanied on its sustainability journey by Millennium Kids Inc, a local not-for-profit community organisation. Tension between the school's sustainability focus, its prestige as an elite private school and a "lucky country" mentality frames the Australian-ness of this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Private Schools, Environmental Education, Educational Change
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Wooltorton, Sandra; Palmer, Marilyn; Steele, Fran – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper reports the outcomes of the second action cycle of an ongoing project at Edith Cowan University (ECU) called "Transition to Sustainability: ECU South West" which is located in a small, single faculty regional university campus. The overall project has comprised three action research cycles, the first of which was the planning…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Environmental Education, Action Research, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Phil; Collier, Grahame; Storey, Hazel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Vegemite, a thick, rich and salty product made from yeast extract, is a paste commonly spread on bread or toast in Australian households. This iconic product mirrors some of the unique aspects of this country. For example, Vegemite thinly spread is best. The population of this country is sparse across the wide lands, and the Australian environment…
Descriptors: Wastes, Environmental Education, Biodiversity, Professional Associations
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Eames, Chris; Barker, Miles – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper seeks to provide a perspective on environmental education in Aotearoa New Zealand. To contextualise this perspective, it illustrates how environmental, socio-cultural and political imperatives have shaped the development of environmental education in this land. These imperatives illuminate the natural history of the country, the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Research, Learning
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Skouteris, Helen; Do, Michael; Rutherford, Leonie; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Edwards, Susan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Childhood obesity is a highly complex issue with serious health and environmental implications. It has been postulated that young children (preschool-aged in particular) are able to internalise positive environmental beliefs. Applying a socioecological theoretical perspective, in this discussion paper we argue that although children may…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Obesity, Consumer Education, Preschool Children
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