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Mintz, Keren; Tal, Tali – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This research investigates the ways in which undergraduate courses dealing with the environment address sustainable development (SD), and contribute to the development of sustainability learning outcomes (SLO). The participants in the study were 13 instructors, and 360 students who were enrolled in 13 courses that addressed the environment in a…
Descriptors: Course Content, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Shu-Chiu; Lin, Huann-shyang – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore undergraduate students' views about environmental futures that are preferred or desirable for them, and to further examine relationships between specific future-related views and general environmental attitudes. 96 students from one reputable public university in Taiwan participated in a survey that included…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Freehand Drawing, State Universities
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Prati, Gabriele; Albanesi, Cinzia; Pietrantoni, Luca – Environmental Education Research, 2017
By using a panel design in a sample of 298 undergraduate/master students at an Italian public university, the present study aimed to test longitudinally the interplay among environmental attitudes, pro-environmental behavior, social identity, and pro-environmental institutional climate. The relationships were tested with cross-lagged analysis…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Biasutti, Michele; Frate, Sara – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This article describes the development and validation of the Attitudes toward Sustainable Development scale, a quantitative 20-item scale that measures Italian university students' attitudes toward sustainable development. A total of 484 undergraduate students completed the questionnaire. The validity and reliability of the scale was statistically…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Validity, Reliability
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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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Berglund, Teresa; Gericke, Niklas – Environmental Education Research, 2016
The sustainable development (SD) concept is based on the idea that economic and social development should be linked to the environment. However, controversies about various associated issues often arise due to the differences in protagonists' viewpoints, depending partly on whether they focus mainly on environmental, economic, or social dimensions…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires
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Chen, Chung-Ling; Tsai, Chen-Hao – Environmental Education Research, 2016
University students are regarded as future decision-makers in society and have a high likelihood of becoming opinion-shapers in terms of the environment. Their awareness of the marine environment will therefore have a significant effect upon sustainable marine development. This study examines Taiwanese university students' marine environmental…
Descriptors: Marine Biology, Asians, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Baur, Armin; Haase, Hans-Martin – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Until now, many efforts in the area of environmental education, intended to instill consciously responsible behaviour into the general public in Germany, have failed. Several of the available intervention studies aimed at improving environmental behaviour of pupils with classroom tuition were able to show positive results, but there were often…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Student Behavior, Foreign Countries
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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
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Rioux, Liliane; Pasquier, Daniel – Environmental Education Research, 2013
In a previous study, we investigated the impact of an awareness-raising campaign on the behaviour of secondary school children in the Centre Region of France, regarding the recycling of used batteries. But, was it a question of pro-environmental behaviour or simply an environmental action? To answer this question, a three-year longitudinal study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Child Behavior, Environmental Education
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Carmi, Nurit – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Almost any pro-environmental behavior arouses a temporal conflict, as protecting long-term interests requires the sacrifice of short-term ones. Similarly, many health promoting behaviors may involve present discomfort for the sake of future well-being. In both contexts, health or environmental, developed future orientation (FO) is required to…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Social Responsibility, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Dijkstra, E. M.; Goedhart, M. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This article describes the development and validation of the Attitudes towards Climate Change and Science Instrument. This 63-item questionnaire measures students' pro-environmental behaviour, their climate change knowledge and their attitudes towards school science, societal implications of science, scientists, a career in science and the urgency…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Climate, Validity, Student Attitudes
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Ojala, Maria – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Although many young people think climate change is an important societal issue, studies indicate that pessimism is quite common. Finding ways to instill hope could therefore be seen as vital. However, is hope positively related to engagement or is it only a sign of illusory optimism? The aim of the study was to explore if hope concerning climate…
Descriptors: Climate, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development, Adolescents
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Nicolaou, Christiana Th.; Korfiatis, Konstantinos; Evagorou, Maria; Constantinou, Constantinos – Environmental Education Research, 2009
This article focuses on the development of decision-making skills and environmental concern by 11- and 12-year-old students through computer-based, scaffolded learning activities. The enacted activities provided necessary scientific information and allowed for the consideration of multiple aspects of the problem, the study of the effects of every…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Measures (Individuals), Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries