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Drewes, Andrea – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Climate change presents societal and environmental challenges, as well as educational ones. Obstacles abound within teaching and learning climate change, related to its complex nature, the proliferation of misinformation, and its absence from many science curricula. Efforts have previously been made to study teacher content knowledge and beliefs…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Self Concept, Climate, Teaching Methods
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Håkansson, Michael; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article departures from the understanding of environmental sustainable education (ESE) as a political project that consists of dissonant and conflicting voices. The aim of the article is to understand how affection, i.e. bodily sensations, transform into political emotions in teaching and learning settings. The article offers a philosophical…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Citizenship
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Tauritz, Rebekah L. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This brief summary describes a thesis that explores the under-researched subject of pedagogical strategies educators employ to teach about complex sustainability challenges such as climate change to upper primary school children who are increasingly confronted with these issues, both in and out of the classroom. The study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Climate, Environmental Education
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Eppinga, Maarten B.; de Scisciolo, Tobia; Mijts, Eric N. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The importance of education to address current sustainability challenges in small island states has been widely recognized. Environmental education may increase knowledge, while also increasing environmental awareness and motivating students to become agents of change. Student engagement in introductory environmental science courses may benefit…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Place Based Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Kirsch, Katie R.; Elizondo, Juan; De Hoyos Salazar, David; Washington, Steven; Burdick, Travis; Alvarez, Pablo; Horney, Jennifer A. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences has called for targeted efforts to engage underserved youth in environmental education programs that support environmental literacy and contribute to the development of a diverse workforce pipeline for environmental science-related occupations. Evidence suggests that career knowledge among…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, High School Students, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Spannring, Reingard; Grušovnik, Tomaž – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Despite growing evidence of many environmental and other problems being caused by industrialized meat production, the issue of meat consumption is still generally seen as a private affair that has nothing to do with politics or education. This article problematizes meat consumption and discusses transformative learning theory in the light of the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, Eating Habits, Animals
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Lindgren, Nicklas; Öhman, Johan – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper contributes to the debate about the absence of nonhuman animals (The term 'nonhuman animal' is used to emphasise the interconnection with the human being, viewed as a human animal. Using this terminology does not avoid a homogenising, stereotyping and simplifying of a multiplicity of animal (and human) beings. Nonetheless, we think that…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Animals, Ecology, Humanism
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Ouariachi, Tania; Olvera-Lobo, María Dolores; Gutiérrez-Pérez, José; Maibach, Edward – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Video games have the potential to educate and engage people--especially young people--in climate change and energy issues by facilitating the development of helpful thoughts, feelings, and actions. The objective of the present article is to propose a set of game attributes that could maximise the cognitive, emotional, and behavioural engagement of…
Descriptors: Video Games, Climate, Environmental Education, Ecology
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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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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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Block, Thomas; Goeminne, Gert; Van Poeck, Katrien – Environmental Education Research, 2018
In this response article, we explain why sustainability issues are often interpreted as 'wicked' or unstructured problems and focus on the consequences for education and societal transformation in view of sustainable development. Drawing on Funtowicz and Ravetz' (1993) fourfold 'facts are uncertain, values in dispute, stakes high and decisions…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Problems, Educational Change, Social Change
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Van Poeck, Katrien; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Literature about education's role in realising a more sustainable world emphasises the importance of acknowledging democratic and political challenges in environmental and sustainability education (ESE). This article offers an empirically grounded theoretical and methodological contribution to future research on how 'the political' is introduced,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Case Studies, Political Attitudes
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Suárez-López, Rafael; Eugenio, Marcia – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Wild botanic gardens consist of natural or semi-natural land remnants immersed in large urban areas or botanic gardens, which are managed for purposes of biodiversity preservation and public recreation. In Latin America, they tend to be affected by budget limitations; however, they serve as valuable resources that permit the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gardening, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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Ho, Ezra; Ang, Nicholas – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental and sustainability programmes in higher education have gained traction over the last several decades. More-than-disciplinary epistemologies and innovative pedagogies promise transformational learning to grapple with contemporary environmental challenges. Environmental programmes thus have implicit messages of social change.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Environmental Education
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Puig, J.; Echarri, F. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
A primary aim of environmental education is to promote environmental values. Significant life experiences (SLE) are a powerful, fast and long-lasting way to achieve this objective, but they have received little scholarly attention thus far. As examples to help us characterize SLE and understand their function, the cases of three well-known…
Descriptors: Experience, Environment, Environmental Education, Values
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