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Albuquerque, Maria; Zandvliet, David B. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Recent scientific studies demonstrate conclusively that our planet faces an ocean crisis and efforts to mitigate this crisis should be addressed urgently. As many species are lost to extinction, conservation steps need to be taken and are indicated by targets such as those outlined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainability and Development. Similarly,…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Case Studies, Program Evaluation, Environmental Education
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Putland, Jennifer; Hoeberechts, Maia; Pelz, Monika; Hudson, Lauren; Tolmie, Cody; Carrasquilla-Henao, Mauricio – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Formal climate education without consideration of the ocean is incomplete. The effectiveness of a new climate lesson for youth that includes the ocean-climate nexus was examined by delivering the lesson to nine classes situated in separate British Columbia, Canada public schools and assessing the students' understanding of basic climate concepts…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Climate, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Glithero, Lisa; Zandvliet, David B. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
This paper describes the development, validation, and key findings of the Canadian Ocean Literacy Survey. Led by the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition (COLC) and its research partners, this survey was developed as part of a Canada-wide, mixed methods research initiative examining how ocean literacy is understood and practised across different…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Values, Oceanography, Foreign Countries
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McGregor, Heather E. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
This case study identifies the components of an environmental education and leadership development program that are uniquely important to engaging a specific group of learners: Inuit youth from across the Circumpolar Arctic. The introduction of a community-building pre-program, customized to the perspectives of these youth and held prior to…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Experiential Learning
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Roy, Noémie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Protecting coastal ecosystems and communities requires the engagement of ocean literate citizens. Along the St. Lawrence Estuary, in Canada, a rural community mobilized to save its middle school by creating an innovative program connecting the existing curriculum to the ocean. This research explores the rationale, barriers, and enablers of…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Geographic Location, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Ostertag, Julia; Ammendolia, Justine; Vance, Alexandra; McPherson, Kerri; Hamelin, Kayla M.; Cousineau, Maryse; Daoud, Dounia; Morissette, Lyne; Orren, Kimberly; Hill, Amy; VanderKloet, Evelien; Whoriskey, Fred; Iverson, Sara; Sutherland, Maggie; Denny, Shelley; Beland, Joseph; Syliboy, Alanna; Stokesbury, Michael J. W.; Porter, Darren – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
In this article, we consider the role of ocean literacy in coastal communities as an approach that fosters relevant, community-based learning. We also propose solutions to challenges facing human-ocean relationships by cultivating common understanding and collective action. We present four examples of community-based ocean literacy in…
Descriptors: Community Education, Oceanography, Foreign Countries, Social Action
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Nahanee, Larry; Nahanee, Chiaxten Wes; Yumagulova, Lilia; Sperry, Kathleen; Reynolds, Jonathon – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
This article is about the Squamish Ocean Canoe Family and is based on stories shared by the Skwxwú7mesh Chiaxten ("Protocol Keeper"), Wes Nahanee, and the President of the Squamish Ocean Canoe Family, Larry (Shucks) Nahanee. The article tells the story of a revival of the Skwxwú7mesh ocean-going canoe and traditions, particularly through…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Indigenous Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education
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MacNeil, Sarah; Hoover, Carie; Ostertag, Julia; Yumagulova, Lilia; Glithero, Lisa – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
The term "ocean literacy" originated in the early 2000s from American ocean science researchers and educators to strengthen ocean science education in the national curriculum. Worldwide, it has been adapted to reflect a more multidisciplinary approach to understanding humans' relationships with the ocean. Research from the Understanding…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Oceanography, Foreign Countries, Definitions
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Stanger, Nicholas R. G.; Engelfried, Nick; Clement, Sarah; Kunz, Ash; Grasso, Rachael; Brine, E. Smokey – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The Earth Charter has become a dated guiding document for the field of environmental education. When the document debuted in 2000 as the global "framework to guide the transition to a sustainable future" (Earth Charter Initiative, n.d.-a, para. 2), the writers promoted it as a solution to environmental problems that incorporated voices…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Ecology
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Martin, Timothy – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The following is based on a qualitative study conducted with two not-for-profit organizations based in Hamilton, Ontario: A Rocha and Good Shepherd Centres. Guided by grounded theory and participatory action research (PAR) methodologies, my research examined Operation Wild, A Rocha's environmental education (EE) program for adults with…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, Nonprofit Organizations, Foreign Countries
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Brière, Laurence – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This article highlights the social learning dynamics, issues, and outcomes characterizing an urban transport controversy in which activists played an innovative role, going beyond the project's critique to present a technically detailed alternative, grounded in a collective ethical clarification process. The article then draws on a case study…
Descriptors: Activism, Democracy, Conservation (Environment), Social Change
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Witteman, Cassandra – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The body is the precondition of any meaning-laden space of learning. As we are located in environments frothing with life, we engage in meaning making through and with the senses of the body, engaging in the creation of scaffoldings of symbolic, rhizomatic understandings by which we navigate our worlds. Thus, I argue that our embodied subjective…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Poetry, Educational Philosophy
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Léger, Michel T.; Martin, Shawn – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Living sustainably is not easy for urban families. This mixed method collective case study looks to explore the development of habitual ecological action in families living in an urban setting, a context of socio-ecological transformation rarely examined in social science and environmental education. Given the ever-increasing popularity of social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Sustainable Development, Urban Culture, Urban Population
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Bardecki, Michal J.; McCarthy, Lynda H. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The 2007 Bondar Report, "Shaping Our Schools, Shaping Our Future," generated a vision for environmental curricula in Ontario. It has been the basis for the mandated framework introduced in 2009 by the Ministry of Education for environmental education (EE) in all Ontario schools. Based on our research and personal reflections, this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods
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Ho, Yi Chien Jade – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Place is often seen as a location of meaning. But whose meaning fills the location? Who defines meaning? What kind of meaning do we seek? These questions inadvertently call on place-based education to reflect on the often-unexamined meaning of place prevailing in the field. This paper draws substantially on the work of critical feminist…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Females
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