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Kovács, Judit; Medvés, Dóra; Pántya, József – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Since education aims to offer applicable knowledge, studying knowledge--behavior relationship is of key importance in promoting environmental education. But there is scarcity of studies addressing the relationship between knowledge and real behavior choices. We examined the connection between environmental knowledge and behavior (self-reported and…
Descriptors: Plastics, Knowledge Level, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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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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Amprazis, Alexandros; Papadopoulou, Penelope – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Plant blindness is an important phenomenon with a growing body of literature. According to researchers, the educational system is listed both among the causes and solutions to this issue. Therefore, previous work regarding this matter has mainly focused on the educational context. While sustainable development is a top priority for every modern…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Objectives
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Sechi, Guido; Borri, Dino; De Lucia, Caterina; Celmins, Viesturs – Environmental Education Research, 2018
How do people learn about the environment and behave accordingly? What is the cognitive process at the base of this learning mechanism? The present paper is a pilot work investigating the dynamics of individual environmental knowledge on the basis of social capital theory. Using Tsai and Ghoshal's findings, a well known framework widely accepted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Social Capital, Structural Equation Models
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Garavito-Bermúdez, Diana; Lundholm, Cecilia – Environmental Education Research, 2017
The ecological knowledge of those who interact with ecosystems in everyday-life is situated in social and cultural contexts, as well as accumulated, transferred and adjusted through work practices. For them, ecosystems represent not only places for living but also places for working and defining themselves. This paper explores psychological…
Descriptors: Ecology, Animal Husbandry, Social Environment, Cultural Context
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Lee, Lung-Sheng; Chang, Liang-Te; Lai, Chih-Chien; Guu, Yunn-Horng; Lin, Kuen-Yi – Environmental Education Research, 2017
In this study, we administered a questionnaire to 1001 vocational high school students to ascertain their literacy with regard to energy saving and carbon-emissions reduction (ESCER) and to analyze whether their literacy was affected by their gender or academic major. The data analysis produced the following conclusions: (1) behaviors pertaining…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, High School Students, Vocational Education
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Fatima, Johra Kayeser; Khan, Habib Zaman; Goh, Edmund – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Our study examines the environmental knowledge (EK) and behavioural outcomes of students studying ecotourism in Sydney, Australia. Three competing models were tested to examine the relationships between EK, participation intention (PI) in ecotourism programs, landscape likeability (LL) and social interactions (SI); and the study also tested the…
Descriptors: Tourism, Environmental Education, Structural Equation Models, Least Squares Statistics
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Newman, Todd P.; Fernandes, Ronald – Environmental Education Research, 2016
The associations between social and psychological influences and environmental attitudes, intentions and behavior have generated considerable interest, both in the fields of environmental behavior and of environmental education. We use the 2010 General Social Survey (GSS) to study these associations and expand the scope of earlier studies by…
Descriptors: Surveys, Correlation, Environment, Intention
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Cheung, Lewis T. O.; Fok, Lincoln; Tsang, Eric P. K.; Fang, Wei; Tsang, H. Y. – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This study aimed to understand the environmental knowledge (EK) of the residents of Hong Kong. A territory-wide survey was administered to investigate the subjective and objective EK of the respondents as well as their means of receiving information about the environment. The results indicated that Hong Kong's residents have a comparatively low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environment, Knowledge Level, Surveys
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Lovelock, Brent; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary; Jowett, Tim – Environmental Education Research, 2014
We report the development and piloting of an evaluative instrument and process for monitoring the environmental literacy (EL) of undergraduate students in one large research-led university in New Zealand. The instrument addresses knowledge, affect and competencies in the general area of EL in line with this institution's adoption of EL as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Environmental Education, Knowledge Level
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Wen, Wen-cheng; Lu, Shiau-yun – Environmental Education Research, 2013
In recent years, rapid changes in the Earth's climate and environment have influenced our lives greatly. The ocean occupies 70% of the Earth's surface and is intimately related to the regulation of climate, fostering of life, and also to social economy, as well as sports and leisure. Students in the senior years of primary education are in a phase…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes