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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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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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Robertson, Patrick; VanWynsberghe, Robert; Ford, Bruce – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
With the recent and dramatic changes to our K-12 curriculum in British Columbia (B.C.), there is an essential need for pre-service teacher education to lead the transformation of practice in our schools and communities. Education with sustainability as a core foundation is also gaining traction in B.C. and around the world. At the University of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
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McVittie, Janet; Webber, Geoffrey; Miller, Dianne; Hellsten, Laurie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Place-based education (PBE) promises greater social and ecological justice at a time of great planetary need. This paper explores the experiences and beliefs of eight teacher educators from Canadian teacher education faculties who were invited to give their perspectives on PBE as they theorize and deliver it in their teacher education programs.…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Place Based Education, Social Justice, Teaching Experience
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Inwood, Hilary; Kennedy, Alysse – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
With over eight million students, teachers, and professors in Canada, both preservice and in-service K-12 teacher education are key to addressing the climate crisis through Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE). Yet these approaches to professional learning in ESE are often delivered in isolation, with little precedence for bringing…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, College School Cooperation
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Sims, Laura; Asselin, Madeleine; Falkenberg, Thomas – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This qualitative case study examines the effectiveness of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) pedagogical strategies used in two Université de Saint-Boniface pre-service teacher education Curriculum and Instruction courses. The methods used to teach these ESE pedagogical strategies are described. Findings from interviews with former…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Teaching Methods
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Karrow, Douglas David; Howard, Patrick – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This ongoing case study reports on the research activities of the Canadian Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education (ESE-TE) Standing Committee. A history of the Standing Committee's research activities, a literature review comparing the Standing Committee's ESE-TE research with international approaches to ESE-TE research,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Teacher Education Programs
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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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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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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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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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Jensen, Sally – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The importance of imagination in understanding sustainability has often been overlooked. This paper examines acts of imagining in teaching and learning that elicit and enable the emotive experience of empathy. I frame ways of thinking about imagination and empathy through theoretical perspectives of otherness. I report on research findings into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Imagination, Sustainability
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