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Eames, Chris; Birdsall, Sally – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Environmental educators need pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)--they need to know what to teach and how to teach it. This article examines teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of a tool known as a Content Representation (CoRe) for enhancing their PCK development in a school setting. The research design incorporated a partnership between an…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Secondary School Students, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Birdsall, Sally – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Understanding sustainability is important, as people need to cope with issues associated with over-population and over-consumption. Education is seen as a key strategy to assist with the development of people's understandings of this complex concept, which could then lead to them being able to make more sustainable lifestyle decisions. In order to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Aguirre-Bielschowsky, Ikerne; Freeman, Claire; Vass, Eva – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This paper investigates Mexican and New Zealand children's conception of the environment and their understandings of environmental issues, focusing on how personal experiences, culture and school-based environmental education (EE) programmes influence their perspectives. Sixty Year 5 children (age 9-11) from three schools in Dunedin (New Zealand)…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Shephard, Kerry; Mann, Samuel; Smith, Nell; Deaker, Lynley – Environmental Education Research, 2009
How much do teachers in tertiary education know about the sustainability characteristics of their incoming students and, if this knowledge were to be available, how could their educational approaches be influenced by this knowledge? In New Zealand, Otago Polytechnic has committed itself to the goal that every graduate may think and act as a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Eames, Chris; Cowie, Bronwen; Bolstad, Rachel – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper reports on a national evaluation project that investigated characteristics of environmental education (EE) practice in New Zealand schools in 2002-2003. The research included a review of New Zealand and international environmental education literature, a survey of nearly 200 New Zealand schools and case studies of environmental…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Rewards