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Curtis, David J.; Howden, Mark; Curtis, Fran; McColm, Ian; Scrine, Juliet; Blomfield, Thor; Reeve, Ian; Ryan, Tara – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Engaging and exciting students about the environment remains a challenge in contemporary society, even while objective measures show the rapid state of the world's environment declining. To illuminate the integration of drama and environmental education as a means of engaging students in environmental issues, the work of performance companies…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Drama, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education
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Wilks, Judith; Rudner, Julie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
A major challenge for researchers and urban planning practitioners is how to obtain meaningful and influential contributions on urban and environmental planning activities from children and young people within the constraints of adult policy and practice. The key elements of this challenge concern traditional methods of communication between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Researchers, Children
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Hill, Allen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
As social, economic and environmental issues have become more prominent in the 21st century, there has been increased critical scrutiny into the ways that outdoor learning interacts with sustainability issues and concepts. As a result, a number of discourses have emerged which interrogate human/nature relationships in traditional outdoor education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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Thomas, Ian; Barth, Matthias; Day, Teresa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Education for Sustainability (EfS) has an intimate relationship with professional employment as we seek to develop graduates who will take EfS values and understanding into their workplaces to build a sustainable future. The connection is through the capabilities that employers are wanting in the people they employ, and they are the outcomes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Educational Experience
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Sidiropoulos, Liz; Wex, Irene; Sibley, Jonathan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article reports the findings of a pilot Education for Sustainability (EfS) program implemented in 2011 for international students in a multi-campus distributed learning environment at an Australian university. It outlines the context of the pilot EfS program and reports survey findings of the environmental attitudes and sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, College Students, Sustainability
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Sloan, Thomas; Davila, Federico; Malbon, Eleanor – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Higher education institutions are considered by many to be pivotal in shaping the next generation of thinkers and practitioners required to further work towards addressing the sustainability challenges faced by contemporary societies. The extent to which higher education has embraced this responsibility is debateable. Notwithstanding, this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Education for Sustainability (EfS) has been prioritised in the School of Education at James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, Australia. This article presents a case study that explores the ways in which teacher educators integrate EfS in their teaching in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Primary) at JCU, and their perceptions of enablers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Wright, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article reports on an inquiry into ecological understanding and the professional practice of a selection of teachers in alternative and/or independent non-systemic schools in Australia, Canada and the United States. Through a reflective, participatory framework, based on the premise that it is one thing to observe "an ecology",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecological Factors, Environmental Education, School Responsibility
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Bradbery, Debbie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Developing an understanding of the importance of a sustainable future is vital in helping children to become "global citizens". Global citizens are those willing to take responsibility for their own actions, respect and value diversity and see themselves as contributors to a more peaceful and sustainable world. Children's…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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Dawson, Vaille; Carson, Katherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article presents an evaluation of a new upper secondary Earth and Environmental Science (EES) course in Western Australia. Twenty-seven EES teachers were interviewed and 243 students were surveyed about the degree of difficulty, relevance and interest of EES topics in the course. The impact of the course on students' views about EES topics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Earth Science, Environmental Education
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Kowalewski, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Following evolutionary theory and an agriculture model, ecosystem research has stressed bottom-up dynamics, implying that top wild predators are epiphenomenal effects of more basic causes. As such, they are assumed expendable. A more modern co-evolutionary and wilderness approach--trophic cascades--instead suggests that top predators, whose…
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Conservation (Environment)
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Zeegers, Yvonne; Paige, Kathryn; Lloyd, David; Roetman, Philip – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Operation Magpie was a citizen science project that involved the community in collecting data about magpies. This article describes one aspect of the project from an education perspective. The study began with a collaboration of teacher educators, environmental scientists and a local radio station. After an initial workshop with 75 teachers, three…
Descriptors: Radio, English Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Teacher Educators
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Bissett, Susan Zela – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The author's experience of the day-to-day issues faced as an educator in an Aboriginal school are recounted, along with perspectives gained as part of a research project. The proposition is argued that an Education for Sustainability approach, where learning is structured around a negotiated environmental issue within local community, represents a…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Community Support, Critical Theory, Place Based Education
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Nielsen, Wendy; Andersen, Peter; Hurley, Amy; Sabljak, Vanessa; Petereit, Amy-Lee; Hoskin, Vanessa; Hoban, Garry – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This article describes an interpretive study that evaluated a new subject in teacher education called "Education for Sustainable Development". The study evaluated the subject for its ability to prepare pre-service teachers for their roles as environmental educators. We used perspectives in place-based pedagogy and critical thinking to underpin the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Sustainable Development
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Adlong, William – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The rapid development of renewable energy technologies has a number of implications for environmental educators and educators more generally. The costs of a number of renewable energy technologies are expected to be competitive with fossil fuels within 10-15 years and some installations are competitive already. From 2006-2011 global installations…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Fuels, Energy
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