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Sellmann, Daniela; Beckmann, Valerie; Panzlaff, Sarah; Menzel, Susanne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Zoo educators are important communicators of the targets in education for sustainable development and therefore carry great responsibility for global environmental change. However, German zoo educators form a heterogeneous group, many of them working in non-permanent job positions and facing multiple challenges at work. Applying the job…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Animals, Sustainable Development, Work Environment
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Aarnio-Linnanvuori, Essi – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Environmental responsibility can be collective or individual. In environmental education, private-sphere responsibility is often promoted. However, emphasising individual pro-environmental behaviour may cause problems, such as feelings of guilt and powerlessness, a focus on ineffective activities, and gendered responsibility. In this article, I…
Descriptors: Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Social Responsibility, Environmental Education
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Hayes, Kathryn N.; Wheaton, Mele; Tucker, Deborah – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The environmental education (EE) field has encountered persistent challenges in fostering the integration of EE practices in public schools, a challenge that may be addressed through integration of EE with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in the United States. In addition to the potential for fostering EE, the integration of EE and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Faculty Development
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Håkansson, Michael; Kronlid, David O. Olof; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2019
By means of a narrative research synthesis, the aim of this article is to explore how the political dimension can or should be staged as a teaching and learning content in education for sustainable development (ESD). The study is limited to research literature dealing with the political dimension in relation to the phenomenon of conflict. Three…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Politics, Teaching Methods
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Aedo, María Paz; Peredo, Santiago; Schaeffer, Colombina – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Adult education in political ecology entails critically and constructively observing the interactions among the actors involved in socioecological conflicts at global and local scales. This definition invites transcending environmental education and education for sustainability's frontiers, examining the ontology, or the 'place', from where actors…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Politics of Education, Ecology, Transformative Learning
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Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Educators who introduce critical socio-ecological issues into learning contexts often experience formidable internal and external challenges. This is especially true when intersecting Indigenous and environmental issues are involved. Compounding such difficulties in Canada is an inadequate level of pre-service, curricular, resource, and research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Conservation (Environment), Culturally Relevant Education
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Mickelsson, Martin; Kronlid, David O.; Lotz-Sisitka, Heila – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article aims to introduce a view of scaling as a learning process. In the article we discuss the concept of 'scaling up' or 'scaling' of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) activities on the basis of how 'scaling up' ESD is highlighted in the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD. Drawing on a Deweyan theory of learning as…
Descriptors: Scaling, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Learning Processes
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Gupta, Rupanwita; Fraser, John; Shane-Simpson, Christina; Danoff-Burg, Sharon; Ardalan, Nezam – Environmental Education Research, 2019
After decades of growth in environmental education (EE) in the US, the number of practitioners in the field remains unknown. A national study was conducted to estimate the field's size through an online consumer survey panel stratified by race, ethnicity, and geographic region representing the US adult population. In addition to demographic data,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Faculty Development, Professional Identity, Compensation (Remuneration)
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Hofman, Karen; Hughes, Karen – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Nature-based tourism experiences have the potential to change the environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior of visitors; but such experiences may be beyond the physical and/or financial reach of many people. To influence the conservation behavior of populations world-wide, a more accessible yet equally effective strategy is required. Using…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Natural Resources, Documentaries, Behavior Change
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Felgendreher, Simon; Löfgren, Åsa – Environmental Education Research, 2018
A considerable literature looks at universities' approaches to integrating sustainable development into teaching and learning, but less is known about how Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) affects student attitudes, values and norms. To our knowledge, only a few studies have quantified such effects of changes in curricula. This study…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes
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Garavito-Bermúdez, Diana – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Small-scale fisheries are learning contexts of importance for generating, transferring and updating ecological knowledge of natural environments through everyday work practices. The rich knowledge fishers have of local ecosystems is the result of the intimate relationship fishing communities have had with their natural environments across…
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Ecology, Informal Education, Case Studies
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Liefländer, A. K.; Bogner, F. X. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study examines the relationships between the environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge of school children within the framework of an environmental intervention. We employed questions from the 2-MEV model to monitor students' environmental attitudes in terms of the model factors Preservation and Utilisation while concurrently…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Kricsfalusy, Vladimir; George, Colleen; Reed, Maureen G. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Improving student competencies to address sustainability challenges has been a subject of significant debate in higher education. Problem- and project-based learning have been widely celebrated as course models that support the development of sustainability competencies. This paper describes a course developed for a professional Master's program…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Environmental Education
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Malandrakis, George – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study explores the effect of an innovative course examining Greek elementary student teachers' (STs') efficacy beliefs and self-confidence for curriculum-based teaching on "Studies for the Environment" topics. These two variables are influencing teachers' ability to teach environmental issues for young children. Five new factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs
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Alkaher, Iris; Avissar, Ilana – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study focuses on the impact of a sustainability leadership development program (SLDP) designed to develop staff members as leaders who encourage sustainability practices within institutions of higher education (IHE). Using the framework of community of practice (CoP), we explored the program's contribution by interviewing 16 staff members who…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Program Evaluation
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