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Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Implementing environmental activism at school can be socially risky business. This paper explores the narratives of three women who undertook award winning environmental projects in two regional Australian schools. Tara (student, age 15) and Andrea (principal, age 42) document the complex and courageous social negotiations they were forced to…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Environmental Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Connell, Sharon; Fien, John; Sykes, Helen; Yencken, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
There is a paucity of research in Australia on the nature of young people's attitudes, knowledge and actions. This paper reports on the findings from one such study of Australian high school students. The research was based on a survey of 5,688 students form Melbourne and Brisbane. These young people identified protection of the environment as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Adolescent Attitudes, High School Students
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Gough, Noel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Environmental education owes its very existence to a particular interpretation of reality. The author's purpose in this article is to examine critically the "selected fictions" on which that view of reality is based--to examine the ways in which perceptions of environmental problems and issues are "conditioned by our position in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Fiction, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
In 1984, the "Australian Journal of Environmental Education" commenced. At that time, this author was 6 years old, in her first year of primary school at Tieri State School in Central-Western Queensland, and knew nothing of the "Australian Journal of Environmental Education" (AJEE), or environmental education for that matter.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Children, Early Adolescents
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Wahr, Fiona; Underwood, Jenny; Adams, Luise; Prideaux, Verity – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
The expectation is that higher education curricula which purports to incorporate education for sustainable development (ESD) supports university graduates in becoming more sustainable. It would then follow that if academics are to offer such curricula they need to be adequately equipped with the motivations, knowledge and skills to teach it.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Higher Education, College Faculty, College Curriculum
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Jorgenson, Simon – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Despite the importance of teachers to the school garden movement, we still know very little about what drives particular teachers to incorporate a school garden into their pedagogy. In response, this article reports the findings of a study designed to investigate the internal processes and products involved in rationalising and sustaining…
Descriptors: Gardening, Phenomenology, Interviews, Environmental Education
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Ward, Kumara S. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article showcases a creative approach to early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS). It reports on the author's doctoral research program, which examined the effectiveness of arts-based pedagogies for exploring and understanding the natural world in an early childhood education program. Motivated by their existing commitment to…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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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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