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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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Bessant, Sophie E. F.; Robinson, Zoe P. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper explores one key aspect of marketisation in English universities, the quality-related research funding (QR) system, which central government in the United Kingdom uses to allocate funds to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), based on a system of reviewing and rating the 'quality' of research at different HEIs. Specifically, it focuses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Commercialization
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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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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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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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Mogren, Anna; Gericke, Niklas – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Research on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) implementation tends to focus primarily on student and teacher outcomes, and there have been few studies on leadership practices at the school organisation level that provide information on how quality in education contributes to ESD implementation. To address this issue, we conducted an…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Leadership Responsibility, Mixed Methods Research, Secondary Schools
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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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Lin, Shyh-ming – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This study applied environmental behavioural theories to develop a personal carbon footprint management system and used persuasive technology to implement it. The system serves as an educational system to improve the determinants of students' low-carbon behaviours, to promote low-carbon concepts and to facilitate their carbon management. To assess…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Natural Resources
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Jowett, Tim; Lovelock, Brent; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This article addresses the important questions that higher education institutions ask concerning their impact on their students' sustainability-related attributes "How do our students" worldviews change as they experience higher education with us?" The process of monitoring such a dynamic entity is fraught with statistical…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Sustainability, Student Attitudes, Benchmarking
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Bessant, Sophie E. F.; Robinson, Zoe P.; Ormerod, R. Mark – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This paper explores the ideological and the practical relationship between neoliberalism and New Public Management (NPM) and the sustainable development agenda of western higher education. Using the United Kingdom and specifically English universities as an example, it investigates the contradictions and the synergies between neoliberal and NPM…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Student Behavior, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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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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Laessoe, Jeppe; Feinstein, Noah Weeth; Blum, Nicole – Environmental Education Research, 2013
This essay examines the relationship between research and policy and, more specifically, how researchers might relate to policy work. Given the current international policy focus on climate change, green growth and sustainability in general, it argues for strengthening and widening policy research in the areas of Environmental Education (EE),…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods
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Fröhlich, Gabriele; Sellmann, Daniela; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Within the curriculum guidelines for Bavaria, we designed a hands-on educational programme for teaching sustainability with regard to agriculture, food and consumerism, partly implemented on a farm as an out-of-school learning setting. The participants were fifth graders ("N"?=?176). The research followed a quasi-experimental design and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Sustainability, Agriculture
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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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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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