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Andersen, Katja N. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This article describes a research project that aimed to classify different types of sustainability-related school tasks in terms of two central approaches in primary school education: action-based and task-based learning. Using a textbook analysis approach, the article clarifies implicit and explicit forms of sustainability education in school…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Textbook Content, Content Analysis
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Birdsall, Sally; France, Bev – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Evaluations of environmental education (EE) programmes and resources are becoming increasingly visible and important. While benefits accrue through evaluation, many programmes and resources have yet to realise these. Issues such as a lack of clear objectives, reliance on traditional, summative approaches and inattention to context have prevented…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational Resources
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Caiman, Cecilia; Lundegård, Iann – Environmental Education Research, 2014
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in pre-school children's meaning-making and learning in education for sustainability. Young children should be recognized as "agents for change" and active participants in their own day-to-day practices. Such issues are thoroughly discussed in the early childhood education for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Breiting, Soren; Wickenberg, Per – Environmental Education Research, 2010
Our paper traces the history and progressive development of environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) in Sweden and Denmark. Our main focus is on work in primary and lower secondary schools as part of a search for trends of international interest related to the conceptualisation and practice of environmental education…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Democratic Values, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Tal, Tali – Environmental Education Research, 2008
The last two decades have seen increased threats to agricultural landscapes in Israel. Key factors include population growth, strong pressure from construction entrepreneurs and possible profit to land owners who benefit from a legal conversion of farmland into lands allocated for construction. While each Israeli elementary school student used to…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Population Growth
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Ohman, Johan – Environmental Education Research, 2006
Education is presented with a challenge when faced with criticism of modern science and adoption of a pluralistic view of environmental education and education for sustainable development. In dealing with this challenge, a practical understanding inspired by the later works of Ludwig Wittgenstein is suggested as a complement to more traditional…
Descriptors: Criticism, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Science Education
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Gayford, Chris – Environmental Education Research, 2004
Students training to become teachers of science to children aged between 7 to 11 years used principles of reflective practice linked to participatory approaches in their curriculum planning and evaluation. A central part of the work was to enable them to introduce aspects of education for sustainability to their pupils. Students first undertook a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Reflective Teaching, Sustainable Development
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Bonnett, Michael – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Reviews some problems with the notion of sustainable development, as a policy, as the touchstone of environmental education, and explores understanding sustainability as a frame of mind. At the heart of this interpretation of sustainability lies the notion of a right relationship with nature which conditions attitudes towards the environment and a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Science and Society, Science Education
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Bowers, C. A. – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Addresses three issues: (1) the nature and importance of an eco-justice pedagogy; (2) how an eco-justice pedagogy differs from the recommendations of critical pedagogy theorists; and (3) the reforms that need to be undertaken in teacher education in order for teachers to balance critical inquiry with helping students recognize and participate in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Science and Society, Science Education
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Foster, John – Environmental Education Research, 2002
The Dearing Report emphasized the idea of a 'learning society' as the new context of UK higher education, but conceived this on a model of adaptivity to economically- and technologically-driven change. While there are real shifts in social relations with which universities have to reckon, they can be understood on a much richer model of…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Science and Society
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Rauch, Franz – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Discusses whether the concept of education for sustainable development fosters reform in schools. Bases the discussion upon reflection on social challenges in education, a brief presentation of three concepts of environmental education (OECD Project 'Environment and School Initiatives' (ENSI), Action Competence Model, Socio-ecological…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Science and Society
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Gough, Stephen – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Critiques one widely held idea about sustainable development and advances an approach to thinking about issues of sustainable development and learning, including formal education. This approach employs a metaphor for possible human interactions with non-human nature that is derived from the world of financial management. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science and Society, Science Education, Sustainable Development
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Reid, Alan – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Offers comments based on three questions as an immediate response to the articles in this special issue: (1) What's in a name?; (2) What is possible in education for sustainable development?; and (3) Rather than what education might do for sustainable development, what might sustainable development do for education? (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science and Society, Science Education, Sustainable Development
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Stables, Andrew; Scott, William – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Sustainable development can remain a regulative ideal for environmental educators with the acknowledgement that it has no absolute legitimation and that human reflexivity remains capable of reworking the cultural traditions that have shaped it. Claims that the quest for holism remains one voice in a continuing dialogue about the environment and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Epistemology, Holistic Approach, Science and Society
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Barraza, Laura; Walford, Rex A. – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Analyzes what influences the environmental knowledge and perceptions of English and Mexican school children. Explores the extent to which culture and the school ethos with regard to the environment have an effect on the formation of environmental knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes in young children. Concludes that schools with strong…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries