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Crinall, Sarah; Somerville, Margaret – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This post-inquiry paper looks to the intimate matter of young children and their worlds outside of school. With new materialism, water and art as philosophical muse, a new kind of 'sustaining nature' for environmental education emerges, problematizing 'sustainability' as an aim. We gathered and exchanged short videos and field notes (iPhone…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Environmental Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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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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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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Rautio, Pauliina – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Rather than categorically teaching us ways to be less anthropocentric, environmental education could be about educating us of the ways in which we already are nature as human animals. In this paper, one species-specific practice of human relating to environment--interspecies articulation--is argued as one way of being nature. Interspecies…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Animals, Biology, Teaching Methods
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Duhn, Iris – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Culturally, childhood is often understood as a time of innocence which can mean that issues such as ecological sustainability are considered too problematic for early childhood practice. By drawing on findings from a research project that focused on issues of ecological sustainability in early childhood centres in New Zealand from Western and…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Winnett, Adrian – Environmental Education Research, 2005
This paper views the concept of natural capital from an economist's perspective. It begins by drawing on historical debates in economics on the nature of capital. These serve to identify central issues to do with the relationship between theory, empirics and method in the way in which the concept of capital is deployed in economic discourse. It is…
Descriptors: Economics, Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, Models
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Gough, Stephen – Environmental Education Research, 2005
One way in which the concept of sustainable development has been understood is through the metaphor of natural capital. This sees that the natural world has performing functions similar to those of economic capital. This metaphor is usually developed by applying to Nature standard economic techniques for capital valuation. However, where valuation…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Sustainable Development, Economic Factors, Economics