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Cole, Laura B.; Altenburger, Elke – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Teaching Green Buildings (TGBs) are designed to engage building users with the sustainable features of the building and offer unique opportunities to deliver environmental education (EE) through multiple channels. This study examines three case study TGBs across the United States. We present results from a mixed-methods study involving a youth…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Photography, Educational Facilities Design
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Janssen, Marco A.; Smith-Heisters, Skaidra; Aggarwal, Rimjhim; Schoon, Michael L. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
More than 50 years ago biologist Garrett Hardin published his influential essay 'The Tragedy of the Commons'. In his essay, Hardin argued that in situations where people share resources, external intervention via governmental regulations or privatization of the resource is needed to avoid resource overexploitation. While the article is considered…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Intervention, Natural Resources, Privatization
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Souza, Daniele T.; Wals, Arjen E. J.; Jacobi, Pedro R. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article investigates the relevance of the work of the Latin-American thinkers Humberto Maturana and Paulo Freire to learning-based transformations towards sustainability. This analysis was inspired by a case study of a Brazilian urban community seeking to develop pathways towards sustainable living and was informed by a review of their key…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Transformative Learning, Community Change, Urban Areas
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Hofman, Karen; Hughes, Karen – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Nature-based tourism experiences have the potential to change the environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior of visitors; but such experiences may be beyond the physical and/or financial reach of many people. To influence the conservation behavior of populations world-wide, a more accessible yet equally effective strategy is required. Using…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Natural Resources, Documentaries, Behavior Change
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Felgendreher, Simon; Löfgren, Åsa – Environmental Education Research, 2018
A considerable literature looks at universities' approaches to integrating sustainable development into teaching and learning, but less is known about how Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) affects student attitudes, values and norms. To our knowledge, only a few studies have quantified such effects of changes in curricula. This study…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes
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Garavito-Bermúdez, Diana – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Small-scale fisheries are learning contexts of importance for generating, transferring and updating ecological knowledge of natural environments through everyday work practices. The rich knowledge fishers have of local ecosystems is the result of the intimate relationship fishing communities have had with their natural environments across…
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Ecology, Informal Education, Case Studies
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Liefländer, A. K.; Bogner, F. X. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study examines the relationships between the environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge of school children within the framework of an environmental intervention. We employed questions from the 2-MEV model to monitor students' environmental attitudes in terms of the model factors Preservation and Utilisation while concurrently…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Kricsfalusy, Vladimir; George, Colleen; Reed, Maureen G. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Improving student competencies to address sustainability challenges has been a subject of significant debate in higher education. Problem- and project-based learning have been widely celebrated as course models that support the development of sustainability competencies. This paper describes a course developed for a professional Master's program…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Environmental Education
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Malandrakis, George – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study explores the effect of an innovative course examining Greek elementary student teachers' (STs') efficacy beliefs and self-confidence for curriculum-based teaching on "Studies for the Environment" topics. These two variables are influencing teachers' ability to teach environmental issues for young children. Five new factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs
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Alkaher, Iris; Avissar, Ilana – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study focuses on the impact of a sustainability leadership development program (SLDP) designed to develop staff members as leaders who encourage sustainability practices within institutions of higher education (IHE). Using the framework of community of practice (CoP), we explored the program's contribution by interviewing 16 staff members who…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Program Evaluation
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Lundegård, Iann – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study problematizes what is meant when one talks about classroom activities concerning environmental and sustainability issues as being authentic or not. It reports excerpts from three classroom discussions which start from questions formulated by the students themselves concerning issues related to sustainable development. It examines how…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Sustainable Development
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Paredes-Chi, Arely Anahy; Viga-de Alva, María Dolores – Environmental Education Research, 2018
In Mexico a reformed curriculum is being implemented at the national primary level focused on the competence model and incorporating EE as a key element. This article reports our analyses of what theories, policies and/or EE related-contents were included in the documents that integrated this curriculum: general study plan, study programs of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Policy, National Curriculum, Program Content
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Schönfelder, Mona L.; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The current loss of biodiversity requires efforts to increase awareness of pollinator conservation. An important tool is education which often uses the honeybee ("Apis mellifera") as an exemplary organism to reach this goal. Any successful module needs to focus on reducing the perceived danger associated with fear, in order to support…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Plants (Botany), Biodiversity, Environmental Education
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Levy, Anat; Orion, Nir; Leshem, Yossi – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study focuses on understanding the factors that encourage adults' environmental behavior. This mixed approach methodology study used 10 Likert type questionnaires to collect data about nine cognitive and affective components that might influence environmental behavior. The qualitative data was collected through open questions and interviews.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Predictor Variables, Adults, Mixed Methods Research
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Freed, Allison – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental education scholars have argued for the need to focus on identity as a more predictive factor than attitude of individuals' environmental behavior. We examine individuals' decision-making as a mediating process between identity and behavior. University undergraduates (N = 299) were surveyed, with a select sub-sample interviewed. As…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Self Concept, Environmental Education, Undergraduate Students
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