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Valdanha Neto, Diógenes; Jacobi, Pedro Roberto – Environmental Education Research, 2022
Climate change and development projects towards the Brazilian Amazon have affected traditional livelihoods and imposed transformations on these cultures. In this context, this study aimed to understand the inner workings of the social learning processes in the riverside community 'São Carlos do Jamari' triggered by its historical flood. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Learning Processes, Climate
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Collins, Courtney; O'Riordan, Ruth – Environmental Education Research, 2022
Although zoos have an increasingly important role to play in educating the public about conservation and inspiring pro-conservation behaviour, they are not firmly established as leaders of conservation education. A multitude of logistical challenges and methodological limitations in zoological education research are contributory factors to this.…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Animals
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Yigit-Gencten, Vahide; Gultekin, Mehmet – Environmental Education Research, 2022
Studies on nature-based education represent a growing field in early childhood education. Nature-based settings are not only influential on children's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development but also offer an engaging environment for children to learn and interact with each other to learn the subject matter. Particularly, reading…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Environmental Education, Writing Instruction, Early Childhood Education
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Servant-Miklos, Virginie – Environmental Education Research, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted daily life globally, including education. Environmental science cautions that we must expect further disruptions as the sustainability crisis deepens. Resilience to these disruptions will be key to humanity's survival in years to come. The pandemic constitutes a litmus test for environmental education's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Resilience (Psychology)
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Verhelst, Dries; Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2022
Empirically based tools to map education for sustainable development within school organisations are not readily available, which is both a cause and a consequence of the scarce empirical and quantitative research on school organisations and education for sustainable development. In present study, the Education for Sustainable Development School…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Sustainable Development, School Organization
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Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B.; Frensley, B. Troy – Environmental Education Research, 2022
Despite growing calls for greater inclusivity and cultural responsiveness, little is known about how environmental education (EE) may differentially affect diverse audiences. As part of a national study of 334 environmentally focused day field trips for adolescent youth in the United States in 2018, we examined how outcomes differed for students…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adolescents, Age Differences, Racial Differences
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Tayne, Kelsey – Environmental Education Research, 2022
This qualitative study explores how middle school students in the Western United States participated in a curricular unit that focused on action for socioenvironmental sustainability. Using inductive coding and building on prior research, I examined actions that students took during this sustainability unit and how students talked about action…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Middle School Students, Units of Study, Environmental Education
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Mónus, Ferenc – Environmental Education Research, 2022
Measuring environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behaviors in schools is crucial in order to assess how pedagogical work in the schools cope with the expectations to move sustainability related attitudes and behaviors of students toward more pro-environmental ones. These changes in students' attitudes and behaviors are among the main…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Policy, Sustainability, Teaching Methods
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Winter, J.; Zhai, J.; Cotton, D. R. E. – Environmental Education Research, 2022
Environmental sustainability constitutes an important part of the political and educational context in China as it strives to move toward an ecological civilization. However, there is limited literature documenting the ways in which sustainability is embedded in higher education (HE) teaching. This qualitative research involves interviews and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Business Education Teachers, Economics Education
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Nichols, Bryan H.; Caplow, Susan; Franzen, Rebecca L.; McClain, Lucy R.; Pennisi, Lisa; Tarlton, Jennifer L. – Environmental Education Research, 2022
As the COVID-19 pandemic surged and resurged across the world, members of a higher education professional group associated with the North American Association of Environmental Education met regularly online to discuss challenges and strategies to cope with the sudden shifts to remote learning. Six environmental education (EE) instructors, from…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, School Closing
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Sass, Wanda; Claes, Ellen; Pauw, Jelle Boeve-de; De Maeyer, Sven; Schelfhout, Wouter; Van Petegem, Peter; Isac, Maria Magdalena – Environmental Education Research, 2022
Based on the concept of action competence, the current study introduces an integrated framework of Professional Action Competence in Education for Sustainable Development (PACesd) described by three defining features: willingness, knowledge of pedagogical approaches, and self-efficacy. To validate this framework, we developed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Self Efficacy
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Cristovão, Vera Lúcia Lopes; Sanches, Bruno; Smart, Graham – Environmental Education Research, 2022
This article reports on a study that investigated the extent to which the discourse used to approach environmental issues in English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) textbooks in Brazilian public secondary schools helps students develop critical environmental literacy. We focused our discourse analysis on the outside materials incorporated into the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Leitão, Rui; Maguire, Martin; Turner, Sarah; Arenas, Francisco; Guimarães, Laura – Environmental Education Research, 2022
Low levels of concern about anthropogenic climate change have been attributed to a range of factors, some of which relate to education. These include people's lack of understanding and engagement with the multifaceted nature and extent of the problem that it presents to current and future generations. Limited knowledge is also known to be an…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Environmental Education, Literature Reviews, Game Based Learning
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Ruck, Andy – Environmental Education Research, 2022
This article highlights three key features that appeared to add value to young people's experience of a school-linked environmental education initiative built around conservation activities. The three features -- close-up encounters with other species, working with external experts, and a degree of informality -- were identified through a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Program Effectiveness, Experiential Learning
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Neo, Xiaoyun; Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew – Environmental Education Research, 2022
As a case study on the presence (or absence) of environmental education in history textbooks, this paper examines how Singapore's nationally mandated secondary school history curriculum portrays the relationship between humans and the nonhuman environment. It analyzes all seven government-authored lower-secondary-level history textbooks, published…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Content, History Instruction, Secondary Education
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