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Wilson, Sue – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The growing emphasis on sustainability in school curricula in Australia reflects international trends in education. Teacher education is a vital strategy for the incorporation of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in school curricula. Research to identify drivers and barriers to embedding EfS across a primary teacher education program in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Barriers, Course Descriptions
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Somerville, Margaret; Green, Monica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The project of mapping sustainability initiatives across a region is part of a larger program of research about place and sustainability education for the Anthropocene, the new geological age of human-induced planetary changes (Zalasiewicz, Williams, Steffen, & Crutzen, 2010). The study investigated the location, nature and type of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Innovation, Environmental Education
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Buchanan, John – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Sustainability education competes for curricular space, both in schools and in teacher education. Opportunities and barriers for the inclusion of sustainability education in an Australian university primary teacher education program are examined in this article. The study focused on the roles, practices and perceptions of teacher educators in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Focus Groups, Barriers
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Preston, Lou – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In this article, I draw on interviews with graduates from an Outdoor and Environmental Education course to explore the ways in which their environmental ethics changed since leaving university. I do this in relation to the graduates' personal and professional experiences, particularly in the context of teaching Outdoor Education and Physical…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Interviews, Followup Studies, Ethics
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Prabawa-Sear, Kelsie; Baudains, Catherine – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This study investigated student views on the relationship between their environmental attitudes and behaviours and their thoughts about barriers and motivators to environmentally responsible behaviours. The environmental attitudes and behaviours of students participating in a classroom-based environmental education program were measured using two…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Correlation, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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Redmond, Janice; Walker, Beth – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Environmental education is seen as a key driver of small business environmental management, yet little is known about the activities small business owner-managers are undertaking to reduce their environmental impact or in what areas they may need education. Therefore, research that can identify environmental management activities being undertaken…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Small Businesses, Business Administration, Educational Needs
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Kennelly, Julie; Taylor, Neil; Serow, Pep – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
A national curriculum is presently being developed in Australia with implementation due during 2014. Associated standards for the accreditation of teachers and for teacher education providers have been prepared with the standards describing skills and attributes that teachers are expected to attain. The developing Australian Curriculum, along with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, National Curriculum
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North, Chris; Hutson, Garrett – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Domestic and international tourists have major impacts on Aotearoa/New Zealand, both positive and negative. In 2010, tourism was the biggest export earner and continues to grow. Environmental consequences of tourism are also growing. Ways of addressing the environmental impacts caused by a mobile society continue to be debated from a variety of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tourism, Mobility, Economic Factors
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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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