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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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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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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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Trott, Carlie D. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This mixed-methods study examined how ten- to twelve-year-old children experienced and made sense of their growing climate change awareness through an after-school program that used participatory methods to facilitate children's informed climate change action. The fifteen-week program combined hands-on educational activities with digital…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Climate, After School Programs, Active Learning
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Ferguson, Therese – Environmental Education Research, 2020
The development, quality and impact of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) in the Caribbean have received increased attention from a growing body of education researchers over the past few decades. This is not surprising given that the region has been grappling with various environmental, social, and economic sustainability issues,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality
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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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Wu, Meng; Zhu, Zhen; Chen, Jin; Niu, Lijuan; Liu, Chi-Chang – Environmental Education Research, 2020
In this study, we assessed how 34 young adult participants in an environmental education (EE) program from 2011 to 2014 constructed their learning outcomes through interviews and the exploration of autobiographical memory functions (AMFs) regarding program experiences. We articulated a variety of directive, social, and self AMFs, including the…
Descriptors: Memory, Environmental Education, Outcomes of Education, Autobiographies
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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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Olsson, Daniel; Gericke, Niklas; Sass, Wanda; Boeve-de Pauw, Jelle – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This study contributes to an operationalization of the concept of action competence for sustainability through the theoretical development and empirical validation of a new 12-item Likert-scale questionnaire: "the Self-Perceived Action Competence for Sustainability Questionnaire," SPACS-Q. Other scales in environmental and sustainability…
Descriptors: Social Action, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Questionnaires
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Breunig, Mary; Russell, Constance – Environmental Education Research, 2020
A survey of alumni of two longstanding interdisciplinary secondary school environmental studies programs revealed that the vast majority of alumni reported being engaged in pro-environmental behaviours, which they attributed to participation in the programs five to twenty-three years prior. That finding in itself is worth sharing. Digging deeper,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Environmental Education, Rural Schools, Neoliberalism
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Mallavarapu, Suma; Taglialatela, Lauren A. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Given that conservation education is a primary goal for zoos, it is important to study how changes in exhibit design in the same facility (with the same animals and visitor base) can impact short- and long-term conservation knowledge, attitudes, and behavior (KAB) amongst visitors. However, there is very limited research on this topic. Our goal…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Animals, Conservation (Environment), Wildlife
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Eppinga, Maarten B.; de Scisciolo, Tobia; Mijts, Eric N. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The importance of education to address current sustainability challenges in small island states has been widely recognized. Environmental education may increase knowledge, while also increasing environmental awareness and motivating students to become agents of change. Student engagement in introductory environmental science courses may benefit…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Place Based Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Nguyen, Thao Phuong – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article discusses how the purpose of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is reflected within the perception of teachers and educational stakeholders in Vietnam and whether a difference exists between the two respondent groups' perspectives. Biesta's three functions of education, qualification, socialization, and subjectification, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Clayton, Susan; Bexell, Sarah M.; Xu, Ping; Tang, Ya Fei; Li, Wen Jing; Chen, Li – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This research investigated environmental literacy and nature experience among 1433 children and adults in Chengdu, China. Utilizing a standard measure of environmental literacy modified to be culture- and age-appropriate, we found almost universal agreement that nature should be protected. Although our results showed that older groups were less…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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Wi, Andy; Chang, Chew-Hung – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Despite heightened awareness about climate change, individuals remain rather indifferent to the issue. The reasons being that many public education programmes rely essentially on information dissemination and do not help individuals understand the given information. The authors believe that there is potential of environmental education for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Ecology, Environmental Education
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