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Macintyre, Thomas; Chaves, Martha – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This paper explores the complex relationship between environmental education and researcher activism from the perspective of transgressive learning. With increasing interest within academia for more radical learning-based transformations for confronting sustainability challenges, come calls for more instrumental warrior stances in methodologies…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Researchers, Activism, Empathy
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Campigotto, Rachelle; Barrett, Sarah E. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Ontario, Canada mandates integrating environmental education (EE) into all subject areas from K-12, but pre-service teachers receive little to no instruction on how to do so. This study focusses on the experiences of 13 pre-service students who demonstrated their passion for EE through their own activism and volunteerism. Findings include the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Williams, Lewis; Claxton, Nick – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
In the face of declining human-ecological systems, as well as intercultural and interspecies trauma, we are currently witnessing a renaissance of activist-orientated environmental education. In Canada, this work is increasingly viewed as part of a broader healing response of "DEEP" reconciliation work between Indigenous and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Epistemology
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Mnyusiwalla, Laila; Bardecki, Michal – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This study reviews the Ontario secondary school curriculum in light of recommendations made by the 2007 Bondar Report, "Shaping Our Schools, Shaping Our Future." It analyzes curriculum expectations and enrollment data for the purpose of reporting upon and providing recommendations for place-based environmental education. The extent and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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Hurren, Wanda – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
The place of activism in environmental education is an ongoing conversation among educators. In this article I highlight an area that has received minimal attention within that conversation: aesthetics and activism. While activism can be enacted at the personal and public levels, I focus on the personal level of activism as I discuss links between…
Descriptors: Activism, Aesthetics, Environmental Education, Poetry
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Straker, Jo; Potter, Tom G.; Irwin, David – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This paper asks, what is the outdoors, and challenges conceptions of the role the outdoors play in education. It critically examines why a better understanding of the outdoors is important to outdoor education, how wilder places are essential to education, and how learning generated from these places can be translated into sustainable thinking and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Natural Resources, Sustainability
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Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
In this article I reflexively explore my recent experiences as a Métis environmental activist, educator, and academic with the historic rise of the New Democratic Party in Alberta, Canada which was quickly followed by the victory of the federal Liberal Party, toppling conservative dynasties at both levels. This autoethnograhic inquiry also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Burnout
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Steele, Astrid; Scott, Jeff – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Based on a three-year research project in which outdoor and environmental education were embedded in classroom curricula, this paper considers learning story pedagogy and accompanying emotional elements often found in narratives. We draw on neuroscience research findings that support the importance of emotion in focusing attention and supporting…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Green, Carrie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Nature-play inspires a sense of awe and wonder in young children, however, the uncertainty of elements in nature can also bring about fear and anxiety. Using sensory tours as a data collection method, this qualitative study explores the emotions of a four-year-old during his exploration of an imaginary "monster castle" in the forest, and…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Young Children, Fear, Anxiety
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Kelsey, Elin – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Environmental educators recognize the importance of empowering children and adults, yet environmental education operates within a grand narrative of environmental gloom and doom. Growing evidence exists that children feel hopeless about the future of the planet. Given relationships between hope and agency, the question arises of how to propagate…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Social Media
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Korteweg, Lisa; Root, Emily – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Escalating environmental controversies are placing Indigenous peoples and First Nation communities at the front lines of protests, opposing unjust government policies and corporate actions. Yet, many environmental educators are not actively engaged or affectively learning about Indigenous Land struggles against Canada's colonial oppressions.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Environmental Education
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Stanger, Nicholas Richard Graeme – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This paper considers a person's endogenous and emotional relationships to outdoor childhood or adolescent (trans)formative places. By revisiting the (trans)formative places of four citizens and filming the experiences, I gained an understanding of how these places engage emotional learning. The emotional data were explored through phenomenology…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Children, Adolescents, Phenomenology
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Burkhart, Jocelyn – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This paper briefly explores the gap in the environmental education literature on emotions, and then offers a rationale and potential directions for engaging the emotions more fully, through the arts. Using autoenthnographic and arts-based methods, and including original songs and invitational reflective questions to open spaces for further inquiry…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Emotional Response, Ethnography, Singing
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Ojala, Maria – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article discusses the need for critical emotional awareness in environmental and sustainability education that aspires to result in transgressive learning and transformation. The focus is on the emotions of anxiety/worry and hope, and their role in climate change education. By disrupting unsustainable norms and habits, hope for another way of…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Climate, Environmental Education, Transformative Learning
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Blenkinsop, Sean; Piersol, Laura; Sitka-Sage, Michael D.; Ho, Yi Chien Jade – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This paper begins with two parallel, although not identical, images. The first is of Ota Benga, a Congolese "pygmy" brought to the St. Louis World Fair in 1904 and displayed in a cage for the entertainment of the visiting public. The second is of a Red Maple tree in a large concrete pot on the campus of Simon Fraser University on the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Land Settlement, Relationship, Forestry
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