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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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Lee, Hannah; Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Studies of individual environmental education (EE) field trip programs have found that pre-visit preparation and post-visit follow-up activities can enhance desired student outcomes. We examined these relationships across a broad sample of single-day EE field trip programs for adolescent youth (grades 5-8) across the United States. We measured…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Learning Activities, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education
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Munkebye, Eli; Scheie, Eldri; Gabrielsen, Anja; Jordet, Arne; Misund, Stig; Nergård, Tone; Øyehaug, Anne Bergljot – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Education for sustainable development (ESD) provides crucial opportunities for young people to be involved in complex sustainability issues. This study contributes to existing knowledge about primary school teachers' approaches to ESD across a range of subjects. Norwegian schools can join the Sustainable Backpack programme (SBP), which supports…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Curriculum, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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Dale, Ryan G.; Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Garst, Barry A. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Environmental education (EE) typically occurs in natural settings, which research suggests may enhance learning outcomes. Although field trips are commonly used to teach EE, few studies have isolated the influence of different setting characteristics for enhancing participant outcomes during an EE field trip. According to the literature, certain…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Simms, Wendy; Shanahan, Marie-Claire – Environmental Education Research, 2019
As environmental and sustainability issues are becoming embedded in the school curriculum, there is a need to understand how environmental identity develops within the complex social structure of the classroom. Reflection is a potentially valuable classroom process to consider as it intersects student learning, identity work, and agency. This…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Sustainability, Reflection, Teaching Methods
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Hestness, Emily; McGinnis, J. Randy; Breslyn, Wayne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This case study applied sociocultural theory to examine the climate change ideas communicated by one group of middle school students (N = 39) in a suburban community on the U.S. East Coast. We investigated the ways in which students' participation in the sociocultural activities of their varied communities appeared to inform their understandings…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Climate
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Mullenbach, Lauren E.; Andrejewski, Rob G.; Mowen, Andrew J. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Connecting to nature and spending time outdoors as children have been indicated as predictors of environmentally responsible behavior. This study examined whether a residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) program contributed to the development of children's connection to nature and their attitudes and involvement in spending time…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Resident Camp Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Frensley, Brandon Troy; Moore, DeWayne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
While multiple valid measures exist for assessing outcomes of environmental education (EE) programs, the field lacks a comprehensive and logistically feasible common instrument that can apply across diverse programs. We describe a participatory effort for identifying and developing crosscutting outcomes for Environmental Education in the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adolescents, Educational Innovation, Best Practices
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Zangori, Laura; Cole, Laura – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Ecological literacy in the elementary classroom typically focuses on abiotic and biotic relationships, without including how human activity and ecosystems interrelate. A possible way for students to make these connections is through their school building. To that end, we examined ecological literacy outcomes for 5th-grade students in two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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Bruni, Coral M.; Winter, Patricia L.; Schultz, P. Wesley; Omoto, Allen M.; Tabanico, Jennifer J. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
People in industrialized countries may be losing their connection with nature. The Get to Know Program (Get to Know) is a multi-faceted program aimed at encouraging direct connection with nature through a variety of activities (observations of wildlife, hiking, creative arts, and special events), specifically among youth. Three studies assessed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Youth Programs
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Izadpanahi, Parisa; Elkadi, Hisham; Tucker, Richard – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study aims to determine if primary school children's environmental attitudes can be predicted by whether their school had been designed or adapted for sustainability. A New Ecological Paradigm ("NEP") scale for children was adopted to measure attitudes, with supplementary questions added to align this scale to the Australian context…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Stokas, Dimitrios; Strezou, Elena; Malandrakis, George; Papadopoulou, Penelope – Environmental Education Research, 2017
In the present study, we explore aspects of Greek primary school children's representations about the urban environment through the use of drawings and their relation to sustainability. For that purpose, 104 children, aged 9-12 (4th and 6th grades), were asked to make two drawings of their town: one as it is now and another as they would like it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Urban Areas, Freehand Drawing
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Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha; Reilly, Rosemary C. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper examines the potential of culturally-responsive environmental education to engage immigrant early adolescents. Our study suggests that environmental involvement can become a means and an end for children to bridge their school and home in agential ways. Drawing from a multi-phase study involving focus groups with children, parents, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Environmental Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Bergman, Brenda Gail – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This study investigates whether consistent effects on students' environmental attitudes, awareness, and behavioral intentions could be discerned in an initiative that supports environmental education (EE) designed at the classroom level. Students of grades four, five, and seven participated in an assessment at the beginning and end of the school…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Student Attitudes, Intention, Student Behavior
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Olsson, D.; Gericke, N.; Chang Rundgren, S.-N. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
During the past decade, numerous schools in Sweden have implemented education for sustainable development (ESD) as an explicit guiding approach in teaching. In this paper, we investigate the effect of this approach in comparison with that of pupils taught in ordinary schools. Accordingly, we introduce the concept of sustainability consciousness to…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Program Implementation, Compulsory Education, Sustainability
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