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Cheung, Yannes Tsz-Yan; Chow, Cheuk-Fai; So, Winnie Wing-Mui – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
To educate a sustainable future, a train-the-trainer (TTT) approach was adopted to train student teachers (STs) from a teacher education institute to be green ambassadors (GAs) in an environmental education (EE) programme with the aim of promoting plastic waste recycling among primary school pupils. The design of the TTT course for the GAs not…
Descriptors: Recycling, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Lee, Jinhee; Jo, Injeong; Xuan, Xiaowei; Zhou, Weiguo – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
Although geography education researchers in both China and Korea acknowledge that the education of spatial thinking and the development of teachers' dispositions toward teaching spatial thinking are important, very few studies are available on the topic. This article examines the dispositions of Chinese and Korean geography preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Spatial Ability
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Higde, Emrah; Oztekin, Ceren; Sahin, Elvan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This study examined Turkish pre-service science teachers' awareness, uncertainty beliefs, values, and behaviours pertinent to climate change. It aimed to determine significant predictors of climate change-related behaviours and uncertainty beliefs about the reality of climate change. A Turkish-adapted survey was administered to 1277 pre-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Karpudewan, Mageswary; Mohd Ali Khan, Nur Sabrina – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
Climate change is one of the most important environmental issues affecting our society today and we need to educate the citizens about the impact on human lives. An attempt was made to integrate experiential-based climate change education into the teaching and learning of secondary school Biology lessons on the topic of "Endangered…
Descriptors: Climate, Experiential Learning, Environmental Education, Student Attitudes
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Hermans, Mikaela; Korhonen, Johan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to examine Finnish ninth graders' attitudes towards the consequences of climate change, their views on climate change mitigation and the impact of a set of selected predictors on their willingness to act in climate change mitigation. Students (N = 549) from 11 secondary schools participated in the questionnaire-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Student Attitudes
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Anyanwu, Raymond; Le Grange, Lesley – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
Teachers play an important role in promoting climate change literacy in schools, but not much is known about which teacher characteristics significantly influence Geography teachers' climate change science literacy. The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of teachers' characteristics such as gender, age, qualification,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Climate, Geography
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Hergan, Irena; Umek, Maja – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
The benefits of outdoor education are well known and irreplaceable. Teachers of environmental lessons frequently ask themselves what kind of cartographic support (paper maps or mobile navigators) to offer their students doing fieldwork either navigating to selected points or being engaged in the research of a selected environment. In this article,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Navigation, Maps
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Saribas, Deniz; Kucuk, Zerrin Doganca; Ertepinar, Hamide – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This study aims to investigate effects of a treatment implemented in an environmental education course on pre-service elementary teachers' environmental literacy and self-efficacy beliefs. During the course, 58 participants were informed about basic concepts of ecology, went to climate change exhibition, and prepared presentations and reflections…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Self Efficacy, Pretests Posttests, Preservice Teachers
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Salehi, Sadegh; Nejad, Zahra Pazuki; Mahmoudi, Hossein; Burkart, Stefan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
This article assesses students' understanding of global climate change (GCC) and social factors affecting it. It was hypothesized that students who demonstrate pro-environmental attitudes are more likely to possess higher knowledge of GCC. It was further hypothesized that trust and personal efficiency would have a positive effect on the knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Climate, Knowledge Level
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Cheung, Lewis Ting On; Fok, Lincoln; Gou, Gloria Rui – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
The Hong Kong education system has undergone a dramatic change in its secondary and tertiary level of education. A single public examination for senior secondary education namely Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) was adopted to replace two previously used examinations in 2012. As a result, all higher education institutes in Hong…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education
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Cheng, Irene Nga Yee; So, Winnie Wing Mui – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Environmental education has been widely promoted in Hong Kong schools since the 1990s. Teachers have a crucial role in educating students to be well-informed, environmentally aware and responsible green citizens. The environmental literacy and tendencies of teachers are seen as having far-reaching influences on the development of environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Environmental Education, Literacy
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Dal, Burçkin; Alper, Umut; Özdem-Yilmaz, Yasemin; Öztürk, Nilay; Sönmez, Duygu – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Public awareness of the negative effects of climate change is vital since it leads to collective action for prevention and adaptation. However, investigations on to what extent people are aware of the climate change issue are rare in the literature. The present study reported the adaptation process of awareness to climate change questionnaire into…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Climate, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Reinfried, Sibylle; Aeschbacher, Urs; Kienzler, Peter M.; Tempelmann, Sebastian – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Springs are an important hydrological concept because springs form an interface between underground and surface sub-systems of the hydrological cycle. Furthermore, springs are important suppliers of drinking water but are at risk today due to numerous anthropogenic interferences. The general knowledge of springs and their formation is usually…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Geography Instruction, Concept Formation, Secondary School Students
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Torbjörnsson, Tomas; Molin, Lena – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
In this article we explore students' attitudes towards solidarity, as an aspect of sustainable development (SD), and analyse how students can be described as solidary. Our motive is to obtain better knowledge regarding important preconditions for education for SD. We conducted a quantitative study with 782 responding upper secondary students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development, Group Unity
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Papadimitriou, Fivos; Kidman, Gillian – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2012
Certain statistic and scientometric features of articles published in the journal "International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education" (IRGEE) are examined in this paper for the period 1992-2009 by applying nonparametric statistics and Shannon's entropy (diversity) formula. The main findings of this analysis are: (a) after 2004,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Scientific Concepts, Nonparametric Statistics, Statistical Analysis
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