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Gwekwerere, Yovita – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Despite the ever-growing body of knowledge about human impact on the environment and the need to work towards a sustainable future, participation in environmental action initiatives among the general population remains low. There is an increasingly urgent need to develop a culture of participation among young people who in turn may become future…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Roe, Katie; McConney, Andrew; Mansfield, Caroline F. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Modern zoos utilise a variety of education tools for communicating with visitors. Previous research has discussed the benefits of providing multiple education communications, yet little research provides an indication of what communications are being employed within zoos today. This research is a two-phased, mixed-methods investigation into the…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Communication Strategies, Animals, Online Surveys
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Di Chiro, Giovanna – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
One thing about which there is widespread consensus is that the earth and its inhabitants are in social and environmental peril. This is where the consensus ends, however, for there is equally widespread disagreement as to the nature and causes of the problems (more social or more environmental), the severity of the problems (for whom are they…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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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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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Tilbury, Daniella – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
This brief article reflects on progress on reorienting teacher education toward sustainability that has taken place since the publication of the authors' 2007 "Australian Journal of Environmental Education" article, "Planning for Success: Factors Influencing Change in Teacher Education" (EJ833282). It concludes that a key…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Journal Articles
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Huckle, John – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
In this paper John Huckle reflects on the outlook of environmental education based on conferences in 1972 and 1992 regarding the lack of sustainable development being realized. Huckle points "education for sustainability" along a pathway provided by critical theory and pedagogy and uses theory to examine the nature of ecological crisis,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Robottom, I. M. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
In this article, I.M. Robottom directs the attention of the reader to key terms that describe "environmental education"--terms that seem to embrace the various facets that emerge in discourse about environment education. Robottom argues that the characteristics of "Education for the Environment" must distinguish environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Science Education
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Jickling, Bob – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
When considering a topic as broad as research in environmental education it seems worthwhile, at the onset, to make some basic distinctions: (1) establishing research priorities is not simply an empirical question; and (2) a much more challenging task is to more clearly understand the nature of the questions to which we seek answers. How do we go…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Concept Formation, Research Needs
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Gough, Noel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
As one of the contributors to the first issue of the "Australian Journal of Environmental Education" (AJEE) in 1984 (and to a further seven issues between 1991 and 2009), and as a sometime member of its editorial board (1991-1994) and the editorial collective that edited four issues (1999-2002), Noel Gough has been privileged to witness…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Environmental Education, Publications, Journal Articles
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von der Heidt, Tania; Lamberton, Geoffrey – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
This article explores conceptualisations of sustainability and perceptions of its importance in curriculum held by business subject and program leaders. Results are reported from an empirical study of the first-year Bachelor of Business program at an Australian university. Research data was collected in 16 semi-structured, in-depth interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Study, Sustainability
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Edirisinghe, Ruwini; Fraser, Kym – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
This study sought to distil recommendations and curriculum design principles that could underpin the re-imagination of the RMIT University coursework Masters of Sustainable Practice (MSP). The aim of the study was to redesign the program to better meet the expectations of contemporary working professionals. Four data sources were used to develop…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Masters Programs, Environmental Education
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Brazier, Randolph James – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant progress has been made with respect to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in tertiary education institutions, particularly universities. There are also examples of ways in which sustainability has been incorporated into secondary schools and curricula, but with varying levels of success. ESD that has been incorporated in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Secondary School Students
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Boon, Helen J.; Pagliano, Paul J. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Australia regularly suffers floods, droughts, bushfires and cyclones, which are predicted to increase and/or intensify in the future due to climate change. While school-aged children are among the most vulnerable to natural disasters, they can be empowered through education to prepare for and respond to disasters. School disaster education is…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Foreign Countries, Planning
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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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Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Tilbury, Daniella – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Teacher education is widely recognized as a key strategy that is yet to be effectively utilized to embed environmental education and/or education for sustainability in schools. This paper reports on a research study that examined a range of pre-service teacher education initiatives, both in Australia and internationally, that were seeking to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Networks, Sustainability
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