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Tseng, Yu-Chi; Wang, Shun-Mei – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Losing contact with nature has become a serious concern in recent years, not only because it depletes children and adolescents' physical health and well-being, but also because it creates apathy towards natural environments. Most past research has developed scales to measure adult's connection with nature (CWN), leaving adolescents' CWN a less…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Vare, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2020
As schools seek to implement frameworks of education for sustainable development it is inevitable that they will encounter contradictions between their own aspirations and external demands. To analyse these contradictions through the lens of teachers-in-context, this research uses Cultural-historical Activity Theory that views schools as activity…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Liu, Wanlu; Chen, Jin – Environmental Education Research, 2020
The New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) scale is used worldwide to predict people's environmental worldviews. However, some researchers criticize its unidimensional structure and limited ability to predict pro-environmental behavior (PEB). The Two Major Environmental Values (2-MEV) scale, which considers environmental attitudes in two…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Preadolescents, Foreign Countries, Ecology
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Gelinder, Lolita; Hjälmeskog, Karin; Lidar, Malena – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Home and Consumer Studies (HCS) is a subject in the Swedish compulsory school that has sustainability issues clearly enrolled in its syllabus. Among other things, students should learn to make sustainable food choices, i.e. they should understand the consequences concerning health, finance and environment of what food they choose to consume. The…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Food, Epistemology, Decision Making
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Benavides-Lahnstein, Ana Ilse; Ryder, Jim – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This article reinterprets Sauvé's typology of Environmental Education (EE) as an analytical framework to study the EE conceptions of 11 primary school teachers working in Monterrey, Mexico. Each teacher engaged in a sequence of three face-to-face semi-structured interviews that explored their ideas and teaching experiences in relation to EE.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Environmental Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Rodríguez-Chueca, Jorge; Molina-García, Agustín; García-Aranda, César; Pérez, Javier; Rodríguez, Encarnación – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This research studies the efficiency of Flipped Classroom (FC) and Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) as an innovative methodology to facilitate the learning of concepts involving sustainability and the circular economy by higher education students. This study, conducted as part of various innovative education projects, was applied in different…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Sustainable Development, Problem Based Learning, Engineering Education
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Edwards, Melissa; Brown, Paul; Benn, Suzanne; Bajada, Christopher; Perey, Robert; Cotton, Deborah; Jarvis, Walter; Menzies, Gordon; McGregor, Ian; Waite, Katrina – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Sustainability learning is holistic and complex as it draws on diverse disciplines and can be interpreted differently within individual pedagogies. Embedding sustainability across and within business schools relies on developing suitable boundary objects. These may include representations such as models, frameworks or classificatory schemes that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Business Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Development
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Holdsworth, Sarah; Sandri, Orana; Thomas, Ian; Wong, Peter; Chester, Andrea; McLaughlin, Patricia – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Higher Education plays an influential role in societal transformation towards sustainability. An understanding of the application of sustainability learning from degree programs in a graduate's professional practice can serve as an important feedback loop for developing and advancing sustainability in higher education. A knowledge gap exists…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Sustainability, Employment Potential
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Jarrett, Lorna; Takacs, George – Environmental Education Research, 2020
We present ideas about concepts underlying climate change, held by students in years 9 and 10. Misconceptions about climate change are common among students, and may be due to misconceptions about underlying concepts. To investigate this, we developed the Climate Change Concept Inventory (CCCI), and trialed it with 229 students; corroborating…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Scientific Concepts, Student Attitudes
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Glackin, Melissa; King, Heather – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Taking England as our case study, this paper reviews secondary school environmental education from a policy perspective. By drawing on Stevenson's typologies for environmental improvement and Lucas' categorisation of environmental education, we analyse national policy documents, local authority and Multi-Academy Trust policies; and individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Educational Policy, Secondary Education
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Mickelsson, Martin – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This article aims to contribute to the knowledge of how the 'scaling' of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) activities is conceptualized in practice through transactional learning encounters. In the context of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD, I discuss the re-actualisation of experiences as part of these encounters. The…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Philosophy, Epistemology, Environmental Education
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Aivelo, Tuomas; Huovelin, Suvi – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Citizen science is a valuable tool in environmental and formal education in creating scientific knowledge for the researchers and facilitating learning and fostering a positive relationship toward the environment and study species. We present a case study on the Helsinki Urban Rat Project in which students surveyed rat occurrence in their own near…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Student Attitudes, Animals, Foreign Countries
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Eaton, Emily M.; Day, Nick A. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
The corporate control of energy production and the reach of fossil capital into civil and political society can be understood as a regime of obstruction that is preventing necessary action on climate change and blocking a just energy transition. In addition to overt forms of economic power and influence, hegemonic power is central to the fossil…
Descriptors: Energy, Fuels, Climate, Change
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Tannock, Stuart – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Fossil fuel corporations play a significant role in promoting their interests in schools and other educational institutions, a practice that has recently been labelled as 'petro-pedagogy.' But this role goes beyond the production of the pro-petroleum and anti-science corporate propaganda that tends to attract the most critical attention. In this…
Descriptors: Fuels, Climate, Corporations, Elementary Secondary Education
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Skarstein, Frode – Environmental Education Research, 2020
A large proportion of people in western societies do not believe in the concept of human-induced climate change (HICC), and oil-dependent economies might be expected to have more climate contrarian populations than others. Recent recessions in the Norwegian oil industry caused an influx of dismissed oil engineers into Norwegian science teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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