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McKeon, Margaret – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Recent visions for environmental education now include a foundational acknowledgement that the well-being of humans and the environment are inseparable. This vision of environmental education, with a focus on interconnectedness as well as concepts of transformation, holism, caring, and responsibility, rooted in experiences of nature, community,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Caring, Systems Approach, Indigenous Populations
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Mokuku, Tsepo – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This paper develops and explores "lehae-la-rona" and its potential value in environment and sustainability discourse. It draws on African-centred concepts and critiques of dominant Eurocentric theoretical frameworks. In particular, Ani's concepts of "asili," "utamawazo" and "utamaroho" and Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Indigenous Knowledge, African Culture
Ardoin, Nicole M. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Sense of place is lauded as critical to developing an environmentally conscious and responsive citizenry. Calls for place-based education have often arisen from an emotional plea to reconnect to the land, become rooted, and conserve natural places. However, in reality, sense of place encompasses a multidimensional array that is not only…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Holistic Approach, Cultural Influences, Social Influences
Foladori, Guillermo – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This paper discusses methodological criteria for environmental education. The place of environmental education in the curriculum has led to its being considered as a dimension that should cut across different disciplines, instead of offering a corpus of contents by itself. Nevertheless, experience has shown that ecology has systematically filled…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Role, Curriculum, Ecology
Sauve, Lucie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The purpose of this article is to bring to light and celebrate the richness of the environmental education field, thereby paying homage to the pedagogical creativity of its architects over the course of the last thirty years, as well as to their contribution in reflecting on the meaning, problems and possibilities of our relationship to the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Role of Education, Classification, Curriculum
Dyment, Janet E.; Reid, Alan – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
In this paper, we explore greening initiatives in school grounds as sites where ecological, pedagogical, and social transformation might be promoted and take place. Reflecting on our evaluations of school ground greening initiatives in Canada and England, we note that these initiatives are often at the margins of young peoples' experiences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Campuses, Gardening, Outdoor Education
Hickory, Shagbark – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
This paper is a collage of voices and ideas that attempts to move us away from an understanding of philosophy as argument and counterargument toward an ecosystemic, or wild, conception of philosophy as story in the mode of comedy. (Contains 4 notes.)
Descriptors: Comedy, Ethics, Figurative Language, Environmental Education
Bai, Heesoon – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
In addressing the theme of ethics as an everyday activity, this essay makes a case for the primacy of preventive ethics over interventional ethics. Preventive ethics aims at creating a condition of viability and wellbeing for all members of the earth community, an ethical ideal that follows from the thesis that all life-phenomena are…
Descriptors: Ethics, Prevention, Intervention, Holistic Approach
Mortari, Luigina – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The root of the ecological crisis lies in an ethic of nature consumption. In order to reconstruct our cultural framework, it is necessary to cultivate another ethical approach, an ethic of care. It is the responsibility of school to encourage students to learn how to care for not only the human world, but also for the natural world. This paper is…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Rural Schools, Environmental Education, Phenomenology
Pivnick, Janet – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
Ecophilosophers suggest that the achievement of environmental sustainability requires a transformation in worldview, from a modern to an ecological worldview. This suggestion poses a very interesting challenge for researchers in environmental disciplines. What would research look like that is grounded in an ecological worldview? What would it mean…
Descriptors: World Views, Ecology, Environmental Education, Research Methodology
Steen, Sandy – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
The realization of the goals of environmental education may involve a critique and transformation of the dominant model of schooling. Specifically, a greater emphasis on second-order change is necessary in order to address the mechanistic structures and dynamics of schooling that may frustrate environmental education. Several of the mechanistic…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Change, Adults, Children
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Tsuji, Leonard J. S.; Karagatzides, Jim D.; Nieboer, Evert – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 1998
Presents some useful information in regard to the issue of lead shot as well as its most common replacement, steel. Takes a holistic viewpoint and introduces hands-on activities that can be used across grade levels. Contains 55 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries