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Tseng, Yu-Chi; Wang, Shun-Mei – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Losing contact with nature has become a serious concern in recent years, not only because it depletes children and adolescents' physical health and well-being, but also because it creates apathy towards natural environments. Most past research has developed scales to measure adult's connection with nature (CWN), leaving adolescents' CWN a less…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Vare, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2020
As schools seek to implement frameworks of education for sustainable development it is inevitable that they will encounter contradictions between their own aspirations and external demands. To analyse these contradictions through the lens of teachers-in-context, this research uses Cultural-historical Activity Theory that views schools as activity…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Tillmanns, Tanja – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Since sustainability is subjective and context dependent, sustainability education should focus on the development of a personal understanding of sustainability through critical reflection of values and behaviour. Emotions can motivate value clarification -- a prerequisite to transform worldviews and behaviour. The article presents the disruptive…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Psychological Patterns
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Liu, Wanlu; Chen, Jin – Environmental Education Research, 2020
The New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) scale is used worldwide to predict people's environmental worldviews. However, some researchers criticize its unidimensional structure and limited ability to predict pro-environmental behavior (PEB). The Two Major Environmental Values (2-MEV) scale, which considers environmental attitudes in two…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Preadolescents, Foreign Countries, Ecology
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Evans, Neus; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Many sustainability education scholars argue that active, participatory and experimental pedagogies, known as sustainability or ESD pedagogies, provide the most effective strategies for developing learners' understanding, thinking and ability to act for sustainability. However, factors that impact learning are complex and the extent to which some…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs
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Gelinder, Lolita; Hjälmeskog, Karin; Lidar, Malena – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Home and Consumer Studies (HCS) is a subject in the Swedish compulsory school that has sustainability issues clearly enrolled in its syllabus. Among other things, students should learn to make sustainable food choices, i.e. they should understand the consequences concerning health, finance and environment of what food they choose to consume. The…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Food, Epistemology, Decision Making
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Benavides-Lahnstein, Ana Ilse; Ryder, Jim – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This article reinterprets Sauvé's typology of Environmental Education (EE) as an analytical framework to study the EE conceptions of 11 primary school teachers working in Monterrey, Mexico. Each teacher engaged in a sequence of three face-to-face semi-structured interviews that explored their ideas and teaching experiences in relation to EE.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Environmental Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Talebpour, Laleh M.; Busk, Patricia L.; Heimlich, Joe E.; Ardoin, Nicole M. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Children's connection to nature increasingly is of interest in education, psychology, urban planning, and other related fields. Research findings emphasize the central importance of early connections due to resulting benefits for environmental awareness, knowledge, social-emotional learning, health, and wellbeing. To more clearly conceptualize the…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Resident Camp Programs
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Chang, David – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Much of the current literature on environmental education links the outdoors with experiences of "wonder," which connotes a range of experiences from fascination to curiosity, excitement to delight. Most of these associations fall within a nexus of positive valences that render the discourse of wonder in glowing light. However,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Learner Engagement, Buddhism
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Petrzelka, Peggy; Briggs Ott, Mary; Fairchild, Ennea; Filipiak, Jennifer – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This study is about adult learning and empowerment in a challenging context. The data from this study comes from interviews with women non-operating landowners who attended a learning circle event designed to inform them about conservation opportunities on their land. The findings show there were several aspects of the learning circles that…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Empowerment, Females, Agriculture
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Lloro, Teresa; Hunold, Christian – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Community and city Facebook pages have proliferated in popularity in the last several years, offering a forum for residents to openly and publicly negotiate relations with urban wildlife, including coyotes. Contemporary shifts in North American coyote geographies (and the concomitant rise in community social media sites) thus open up interesting…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Social Networks, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication
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Rodríguez-Chueca, Jorge; Molina-García, Agustín; García-Aranda, César; Pérez, Javier; Rodríguez, Encarnación – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This research studies the efficiency of Flipped Classroom (FC) and Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) as an innovative methodology to facilitate the learning of concepts involving sustainability and the circular economy by higher education students. This study, conducted as part of various innovative education projects, was applied in different…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Sustainable Development, Problem Based Learning, Engineering Education
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Derr, Victoria – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This article presents an exploration of diverse adults' motivations for action to promote social and environmental change at a California public university. Semi-structured interviews with current or graduated university students reveal how they navigate their own identities and intersectionalities in developing an activist orientation and their…
Descriptors: Social Change, Environment, Environmental Education, State Universities
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Miao, Ruolin E.; Cagle, Nicolette L. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Recent work in environmental psychology and education emphasizes environmental identity as important in predicting a broad array of environmental behaviors. However, there are gaps in understanding how other social identities interact with environmental identity. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 30 undergraduate students from diverse…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Self Concept, Gender Differences
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Edwards, Melissa; Brown, Paul; Benn, Suzanne; Bajada, Christopher; Perey, Robert; Cotton, Deborah; Jarvis, Walter; Menzies, Gordon; McGregor, Ian; Waite, Katrina – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Sustainability learning is holistic and complex as it draws on diverse disciplines and can be interpreted differently within individual pedagogies. Embedding sustainability across and within business schools relies on developing suitable boundary objects. These may include representations such as models, frameworks or classificatory schemes that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Business Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Development
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