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Harmoinen, Sari; Koivu, Katri; Pääsky, Leena – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2020
In this study, the authors analyze how students from the University of Oulu (N=1585) reflect on their possibilities to affect climate matters through social activity. The data was collected with an online survey in the autumn of 2019 and was analyzed with quantitative and qualitative methods. Readiness for climate actions in social activity was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Readiness, Social Change
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Knif, Leena; Kairavuori, Seija – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2020
This article presents a discussion about primary school visual arts education from the point of view of social sustainability and in the context of teacher education in Finland. The study focuses on the student teachers' understanding and pedagogic thinking of the equality construction in visual arts. In this case study the research data comprises…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Pajari, Kati; Harmoinen, Sari – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Operating in today's markets is challenging due to information overload and an expanding choice of products. Children also encounter these complex markets at an early age. Providing consumer education in schools is an excellent opportunity to enhance their ability to think critically and increase their awareness. However, it would be a mistake to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Consumer Education, Elementary School Teachers, Children
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Geser, Guntram; Hollauf, Eva-Maria; Hornung-Prähauser, Veronika; Schön, Sandra; Vloet, Frank – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Developing social innovation and entrepreneurship competences and skills of children and young people is on the agenda of European educational policy-makers. The European research and innovation project "DOIT -- Entrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world" suggests using makerspaces and tools, within…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Sustainability
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Keinonen, Tuula; Palmberg, Irmeli; Kukkonen, Jari; Yli-Panula, Eija; Persson, Christel; Vilkonis, Rytis – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
This study aims to find higher education students' perceptions about environmental issues and how the perceptions are related to perceptions of media coverage. This study investigates higher education students' perceptions of the seriousness of environmental issues and their relation to perceptions of media coverage. Higher education students…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Pollution
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Laine, Marja – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
The definition of cultural sustainability in education is explored in this article by looking into conceptions of cultural sustainability collected through expert queries and focus group engagement. These conceptions are compared with the scientific and especially pedagogical discourse on the matter as well as Soini and Birkeland's theory of story…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Self Concept, Focus Groups, Cultural Maintenance
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Makrakis, Vassilios – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
With the development of science and technology, a basically optimistic ideology of progress has emerged. This deterministic attitude has been challenged in recent decades as a result of harmful side-effects generated by the way technology and science have been approached and used. The study presented here is a part of a larger international and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Ideology, Political Attitudes