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Tillmanns, Tanja – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Since sustainability is subjective and context dependent, sustainability education should focus on the development of a personal understanding of sustainability through critical reflection of values and behaviour. Emotions can motivate value clarification -- a prerequisite to transform worldviews and behaviour. The article presents the disruptive…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Psychological Patterns
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Evans, Neus; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Many sustainability education scholars argue that active, participatory and experimental pedagogies, known as sustainability or ESD pedagogies, provide the most effective strategies for developing learners' understanding, thinking and ability to act for sustainability. However, factors that impact learning are complex and the extent to which some…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs
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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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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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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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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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Sutoris, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article argues that the mission of Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) is inherently political and that, by not acknowledging this, ESE interventions risk becoming part of the problem of sustainability rather than the solution. The article offers a theoretical framework for thinking about the (de)politicising effects of ESE…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Shephard, Kerry; Rieckmann, Marco; Barth, Matthias – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Education for sustainable development (ESD) and higher education for sustainable development (HESD) are complex, multidisciplinary fields of enquiry, drawing on concepts and terms from different disciplines and languages. Although the fields are advancing in their acceptability within educational systems worldwide, they are currently struggling to…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Educational Philosophy, Environmental Education, Educational Objectives
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Van Poeck, Katrien – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article focuses on environmental and sustainability education (ESE) in the context of the topical post-truth debate. It aims to progress theoretical research as well as empirical investigations on how ESE practices can avoid the pitfalls involved in an objectivist as well as a relativist approach to teaching and learning. After elaborating…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Epistemology, World Views
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Tauritz, Rebekah L. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This brief summary describes a thesis that explores the under-researched subject of pedagogical strategies educators employ to teach about complex sustainability challenges such as climate change to upper primary school children who are increasingly confronted with these issues, both in and out of the classroom. The study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Climate, Environmental Education
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Simms, Wendy; Shanahan, Marie-Claire – Environmental Education Research, 2019
As environmental and sustainability issues are becoming embedded in the school curriculum, there is a need to understand how environmental identity develops within the complex social structure of the classroom. Reflection is a potentially valuable classroom process to consider as it intersects student learning, identity work, and agency. This…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Sustainability, Reflection, Teaching Methods
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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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Kowasch, Matthias; Lippe, Daniela Franziska – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The expert-driven and normative character of sustainability education aims to promote societal transformation and global change. While some authors underline the ethical claims of education, others have criticized that there is a problematic tendency to prescribe certain actions beyond ethical education. The article aims to provide an empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Values Education, Geography Instruction
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Reid, Alan – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article introduces key features to the background, themes and implications of three collections available in "Environmental Education Research" that focus on climate change education and research. The problems and perils of scholarship and inquiry in this area are highlighted by contrasting these with some of the possibilities and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Grúnová, M.; Sané, M.; Cincera, Jan; Kroufek, Roman; Hejcmanová, P. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The New Environmental Paradigm scale for children was developed and validated in Western nations but has seldom been applied in non-western countries. The aim of the current study is to examine the scale's validity for schoolchildren in Senegal. The study was conducted in three regions of Senegal in November and December 2015, and a total 782…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education
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