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Fuller, Robert J. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
In closing his 2008 Myer Lecture, the scientist and environmentalist Dr. Tim Flannery said that this century will be defined by the search for sustainability. How perilous therefore that nowadays there is so much overuse of the word "sustainability" that it has become a cliche. Today's tertiary students studying architecture and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Architecture, Energy, Language Usage
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Whitehouse, Hilary; Evans, Neus – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
A cultural discourse is not usually considered to be a barrier to the implementation of sustainability in schools. A study conducted in four different state primary schools in regional Queensland, found leading environmental educators did not wish to be identified as "greenies". "Greenie" is a highly recognisable and well-used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Sustainability, Environmental Education
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Ballantyne, Roy; Anderson, David; Packer, Jan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Although the important role of providing fieldwork experiences for students in the natural environment is now well-established within environmental education literature, there is still little research evidence to guide teachers in their choice of effective teaching strategies. This paper presents findings from an interpretive case study designed…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Environmental Education, Learning Strategies, Biology
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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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Black, Rosemary; Davidson, Penny; Retra, Karen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
This paper presents the results of a study that explored the effectiveness of three intervention strategies in facilitating energy saving behaviour among resident undergraduate university students. In contrast to a dominant practice of motivating with rewards or competition this study sought to appeal to students' intrinsic motivations. An…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Research Design, Intervention
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Le Grange, Lesley – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Participatory action research (PAR) derived from anti-colonial struggles in the third world in the 1960s. Traditionally it has been a method of the margins because of its commitment to linking social justice to research. Because of its counter-hegemonic tendency it has had great appeal among environmental educators advocating a socially critical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Participatory Research, Action Research, Foreign Countries
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Skamp, Keith; Boyes, Eddie; Stannistreet, Martin – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
In an earlier paper (Skamp, Boyes, & Stanisstreet, 2009b), students' beliefs and willingness to act in relation to 16 specific actions related to global warming were compared across the primary secondary interface. More primary students believed in the effectiveness of most actions to reduce global warming and were willing to take those…
Descriptors: Climate, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Students
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Davis, Julie M.; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Networks are increasingly recognised as advantageous when creating and embedding cultural change within organisations. This paper explores and problematises ideas around networks for education for sustainability (EfS), specifically in relation to the implementation of the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI), a national, whole-school…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Flowers, Rick; Chodkiewicz, Andrew – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Local communities and their schools remain key sites for actions tackling issues of sustainability and climate change. A government-funded environmental education initiative, the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI), working together with state based Sustainable Schools Programs (SSP), has the ability to support the development of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Climate, Sustainable Development
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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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Tooth, Ron; Renshaw, Peter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Narrative is fundamental to our diverse capacities to remember, to provide an account of self, and to represent our actions, motivations and place in society. The narrative mode is concerned with central aspects of the human condition--commitments and personal agency; motivations and emotions; collective experiences and cultural histories and…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Ethics, Values Education, Sustainable Development
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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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Redmond, Janice; Walker, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Traditionally, environmental education has been aimed at the community or in primary schools and governmental pressure to reduce environmental damage has focussed on large businesses. More recently, the role and importance of small business and how to engage them in the environmental debate has come under scrutiny. Researchers have identified…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Small Businesses, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role
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Collier, Grahame; Smith, Phil – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
The Council of the City of Sydney--like many other councils around Australia--has embarked on a whole-of-council approach to establishing sustainable behaviours amongst its residents. In developing its "Residential Environmental Action Plan"--designed to motivate and bring about real change in resident choices and behaviours--the City…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Local Government, Environmental Education
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Skamp, Keith; Boyes, Eddie; Stannistreet, Martin – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Using survey methodology, students' beliefs, and willingness to act, about 16 specific actions related to global warming are compared across the primary secondary interface. More primary students believed in the effectiveness of most actions to reduce global warming and were willing to take those actions. In general there was a disparity between…
Descriptors: Climate, Surveys, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment)
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