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Blenkinsop, Sean – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
In this narrative essay, I explore some fundamental assumptions in my understanding of environmental education. Questions are raised concerning the nature of perception, experience, and the interplay between the world and ourselves. The narrative is based on a recent trip down the Coppermine River in the Barrenlands of Canada's Arctic. The…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Pleasants, Kathleen – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
"The Lorax," written by children's author Dr. Seuss in 1971, has been used extensively by educators with participants of all ages in outdoor and environmental education. This paper results from a critical reflection upon my own practice of employing "The Lorax" as a teaching resource with senior secondary and tertiary students…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Critical Reading, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources
Jardine, David W. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This paper explores some of the historical and political ancestries of constructivism. In it, I suggest that there are dark and potentially ecologically disastrous themes hidden in the happy use of constructivism in contemporary education.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Ecology, Self Esteem, Negative Attitudes
Barrett, M. J. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Given that feminist poststructuralism disrupts countless notions many of us have been "raised" with, conceptualizing what feminist poststructuralism might mean for understanding and enacting environmental education research and practice can be difficult. This paper articulates understandings and assumptions of poststructuralism and explores how it…
Descriptors: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environmental Education, Educational Research
Price, Leigh – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Where social epistemology has been applied in environmental education research, certain words have come to be associated with it, such as, "social," "contextualized," "strategic," "political," "pragmatic," "democratic," and "participatory." In this paper, I first suggest interpretations of these words that potentially avoid absolutism, relativism,…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Social Environment, Environmental Education, Research
Payne, Phillip – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This study of a young learner's scientific and artistic "sensibilities" in and about a beach place adds to the evidence base about learning in environmental education while contributing to discussions about "emerging genres" of enquiry. The study pays strong attention to the learner's quest for "coherence" in "coming to know" about the two "ways…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Researchers, Phenomenology
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
MacPherson, Seonaigh – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This paper explores the implications of a renewed model of citizenship and citizenship education developed on the principles of ecology and ecological interdependence. By reframing our community from a human polity to a biotic community, the scope of our citizenship responsibilities shift. While expanding to encompass a global context, this new…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Economics, 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
Robottom, Ian – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The field of research in environmental education has experienced several changes in orientation in its first 25 or so years. In the period of the 70s and 80s, the most visible approach to environmental education research was clearly applied science in nature. From the late 80s/early 90s there has been a period of intense debate about research in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Context Effect
Mokuku, Tsepo; Jobo, 'Mantoetse E.; Raselimo, Mohaeka; Mathafeng, Tseliso; Stark, Karl – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
In response to environmental degradation, the Lesotho government, in collaboration with the Danish government, introduced an Environmental Education Support Project in schools in 2001. In order to optimise the achievement of the project goals the, Monitoring and Research Team was established to formatively evaluate the project as it unfolded. The…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Environmental Education, Action Research, Workshops
dos Santos, Irenilda Angela; Berlinck, Christian Niel; de Santana Araujo, Symone Christine; Steinke, Ercilia Torres; Steinke, Valdir Adilson; Pianta, Taissa Ferreira; Graebner, Ivete Teresinha; Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This work presents questions related to the viability and the requirements for the implementation of a National Policy of Water Resources in Brazil, and identifies the means to bring about active participation by the population in the management of water resources. While social inequalities may be an impediment to the implementation of full…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Public Policy, Water, Natural Resources
Haddad, Marwan – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Identifying and considering public attitudes towards various aspects of water supply and sanitation services by planners and decision makers represent an important developmental element relating to the quality, efficiency, and performance of those services. A sample of 1000 Palestinian adults completed a questionnaire assessing attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Water, Sanitation, Child Health, Foreign Countries
Malone, Karen; Tranter, Paul – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The authors take a reflective journey to explore the research methodology utilised in a multi-method, multi-site research study of children's environmental learning in schoolgrounds in Australia. Informed by an extensive literature review and dialogue with researchers around the world, the study constructed a research design and procedure that…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
Cronin-Jones, Linda L. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This case study describes the development and field-testing of a research-based scoring rubric for analyzing elementary students' schoolyard habitat drawings. To justify schoolyard learning experiences in U.S. schools, teachers, program evaluators, and others need valid, reliable, and objective assessment tools for determining if, and how, these…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Ecology, Freehand Drawing, Measures (Individuals)
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