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Willis, Alette – Environmental Education Research, 2019
New nature writing has been gaining popularity in the English-speaking world. Using participant observation of a book group, this article finds that reading such ecological writing can facilitate reader shifts in perceptions and the valuing of non-human organisms and the more-than-human world. Shifts are enabled when readers experience reading as…
Descriptors: Ecology, Reading, Environmental Education, Natural Resources
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Kirsch, Katie R.; Elizondo, Juan; De Hoyos Salazar, David; Washington, Steven; Burdick, Travis; Alvarez, Pablo; Horney, Jennifer A. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences has called for targeted efforts to engage underserved youth in environmental education programs that support environmental literacy and contribute to the development of a diverse workforce pipeline for environmental science-related occupations. Evidence suggests that career knowledge among…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, High School Students, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Pitt, Aleksandra N.; Schultz, Courtney A.; Vaske, Jerry J. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The US Forest Service has a long history of youth conservation education. We investigated U.S. Forest Service citizen science programs that involve secondary school students in field collection of monitoring data to understand (1) how the programs integrated science and environmental education and (2) whether these programs advance ecological…
Descriptors: Literacy, Environmental Education, Program Descriptions, Forestry
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Häggström, Margaretha – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article considers human embodied relationships with the more-than-human world, in the Swedish forest context, and through a phenomenological approach. The research focuses on lived experiences of being-in-the-forest, starting in the author's experiences, using walk-and-talk conversations as inquiry process with study participants. Analysis…
Descriptors: Forestry, Experiential Learning, Self Concept, Environmental Education
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Nicol, Robbie; Sangster, Pauline – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Solos have a long history in outdoor learning (education) for their use in 'wilderness' settings. They have been theorised in experiential education literature and through phenomenological concepts where dwelling and solitude provide unstructured time for individual reflection. Place-Based Education provides opportunities for educators to develop…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Phenomenology, Place Based Education
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Arbuthnott, Katherine D.; Sutter, Glenn C. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
We conducted two field studies to examine whether songwriting retreats held in a natural setting would increase nature connectedness, as well as improve emotional well-being and performance on a creative reasoning task. In the first study, high school students took part in songwriting instruction either in their school or at a national wildlife…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adults, Environmental Education, Musical Composition
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Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Frensley, Brandon Troy; Moore, DeWayne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
While multiple valid measures exist for assessing outcomes of environmental education (EE) programs, the field lacks a comprehensive and logistically feasible common instrument that can apply across diverse programs. We describe a participatory effort for identifying and developing crosscutting outcomes for Environmental Education in the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adolescents, Educational Innovation, Best Practices
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Shume, Teresa J.; Blatt, Erica – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This study utilizes a sociocultural approach to explore how pre-service elementary teachers' experiences in both outdoor and formal school settings have contributed to their intentions for taking their students outdoors and perceived obstacles to doing so. The participants were pre-service elementary teachers (N = 95) enrolled in an elementary…
Descriptors: Barriers, Outdoor Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Education
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Twance, Melissa – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Indigenous peoples have long called for education that supports self-determination, counters colonial practices, and values our cultural identity and pride as Indigenous peoples. In recent years, Land education has emerged as a form of decolonial praxis that necessarily privileges Indigenous ontologies and epistemologies and engages in critiques…
Descriptors: Water, American Indians, Epistemology, Land Use
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Torres, Hannah R.; Reynolds, C. J.; Lewis, Anna; Muller-Karger, Frank; Alsharif, Kamal; Mastenbrook, Katie – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Youth have astute observations about site-specific personal and environmental factors that contribute to littering and marine debris, and they have a strong potential to act as change agents in communities. Interactions with youth in Pinellas County Florida add insights into a growing body of research on environmental education and marine debris…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Water Pollution, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Spannring, Reingard; Grušovnik, Tomaž – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Despite growing evidence of many environmental and other problems being caused by industrialized meat production, the issue of meat consumption is still generally seen as a private affair that has nothing to do with politics or education. This article problematizes meat consumption and discusses transformative learning theory in the light of the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, Eating Habits, Animals
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Spooner, Sarah Louise; Jensen, Eric Allen; Tracey, Louise; Marshall, Andrew Robert – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The experience of visiting a zoo as a child can be remembered decades later and potentially influences future environmental attitudes. In light of steadily growing criticism of the ethics and value of live animal shows, some zoos are seeking alternative means of delivering 'edutainment' to a broad audience. One such alternative is through theatre.…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Recreational Facilities, Theater Arts, Teaching Methods
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Huang, Xiaoting; Loo, Becky P. Y.; Zhao, Ying; Chow, Alice S. Y. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Conservation education can be fostered through formal and informal learning. An increasing number of zoological facilities with conservation missions have provided experiential learning venues characterized by self-directed, self-motivated and diversified learning experience integrated with fun and entertainment. In this paper, we develop an…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Recreational Facilities, Parks, Conservation Education
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Kuhl, Gail J. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper outlines a qualitative investigation where wolf-focussed education was examined from the perspective of educators who work at programmes/centres around North America. Using a phenomenological methodology and a critical lens, methods involved semi-structured interviews with 17 educators from 15 different wolf centres, a brief content…
Descriptors: Animals, Environmental Education, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Büssing, Alexander Georg; Schleper, Maike; Menzel, Susanne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Biodiversity issues can fruitfully be adopted as contexts of Education for Sustainable Development, as they involve ecological, economic and social dimensions. But as these contexts are demanding to teach, we need to know more about motivational factors to determine how teacher education should be conducted to lead to motivated teachers. To study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Biology, Teacher Motivation
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