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Green, Sheryl; Pace, Paul – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
Policymakers' understanding of the holistic nature and implications of sustainable development (SD) determines a nation's commitment to sustainability. The study involved in-depth interviews with 20 policymakers. The study identified underlying interconnections between policymakers' perceptions, commitment and awareness of SD and whether they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Public Policy
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Schnitzler, Tobias – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
Recent research has become increasingly interested in the concepts of education for sustainable development (ESD) and transformative learning (TL). However, even as ESD can be described as holistic and transformational education with the purpose to transform our society, only few studies have examined potential bridges between these two concepts.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Transformative Learning, Cooperative Learning, Environmental Education
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Menon, Sanskriti; Hartz-Karp, Janette – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
Resolving urban challenges or 'wicked problems' is a dilemma for most governments, especially in developing countries, and India is a case in point. Collaborative, dialogue-based approaches have been posited as critical to addressing wicked problems. This would require a reform of Indian cities' governance systems to enable citizens to be embedded…
Descriptors: Democracy, Urban Areas, Problems, Governance
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Omidvar, Nazanin; Wright, Tarah; Beazley, Karen; Seguin, Daniel – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
Early childhood environmental education focusses on expanding children's bio-affinity, developing their environmental attitudes and encouraging them to behave in a more environmentally friendly manner. One example of the educational method that is based on high-quality practices of both early childhood education and environmental education is the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Reggio Emilia Approach, Outdoor Education, Early Childhood Education
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Lochner, Johanna; Rieckmann, Marco; Robischon, Marcel – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
A core aim of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is to link local action with global thinking. In this systematic literature review, we quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed a sample of 158 peer-reviewed articles on school gardening. Our particular interest was in Virtual School Garden Exchanges (VSGEs). In VSGEs, learners plant…
Descriptors: Gardening, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Computer Simulation
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Becker-Leifhold, Carolin; Hirscher, Anja-Lisa – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
Adolescents often do not consider sustainability in their consumption behaviours. Sustainability issues are challenging to communicate through course content alone. Against this background, the concept of fashion libraries (FLs) was introduced to adolescents at a non-denominational school in a small German city. The purpose was to explore whether…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Adolescents, Consumer Economics
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Runhaar, Piety; Wagenaar, Klaartje; Wesselink, Renate; Runhaar, Hens – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
The goal of this article is to understand how the pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) of secondary school students can be encouraged. In an exploratory study, we examine to what extent pro-environmental cues--that is, 'situational strength' (Mischel, Psychological Review, 80(4):252, 1973)--were present in schools and whether students in 'stronger'…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Conservation (Environment), Secondary School Students
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Lewis, Robin A.; Kenerson, Mollie J.; Sorrentino, Carmen; Rowse, Tarah H. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
This article reports findings from the preliminary assessment of the Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) Programme, a yearlong and sustainability-focused living and learning programme. Using a multimethod approach that triangulates its findings based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of surveys, pre- and post-programme…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Living Learning Centers, Experiential Learning
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Taylor, Neil; Quinn, Frances; Jenkins, Kathy; Miller-Brown, Helen; Rizk, Nadya; Prodromou, Theodosia; Serow, Penelope; Taylor, Subhashni – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
This article reviews Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the secondary sector across a range of countries. Drawing on journal articles, book chapters and official reports, it identifies some of the more successful approaches to implementing EfS within the secondary sector. The authors first discuss the importance of educating for sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
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Sibbald, Shannon L.; Haggerty, Nicole – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
A quality education is one that best fits the present and future needs of an individual within their current society. Case-based Learning (CBL) is inquiry-based learning which allows self-directed learning, logical reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making. CBL enhances knowledge, teamwork and problem-solving skills; it is used worldwide…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Business Administration Education, Medical Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Schank, Christoph; Rieckmann, Marco – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
In this article, the concept of education for sustainable development is substantiated and expanded upon from a socio-economic perspective. Incorporating the concept of the economic citizen, we present the liberal republican civic ethos, moral judgement, decision-making capabilities and key competencies relevant for sustainability together with an…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Socioeconomic Influences, Moral Values, Decision Making
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Kopnina, Helen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
This article discusses liberal arts college students' perceptions of environmental and ecological justice. Complementing emerging studies of education that tackles human-environment relationships, this article discusses student assignments related to the debates in social/environmental and ecological justice written as part of the course…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Justice, Ecology
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Iwan, Ailin; Rao, Nirmala; Poon, Kenneth K. Y. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Award-winning Green Preschools in Bali, Berkeley and Hong Kong were selected to explore the characteristics of Green Schools using measures developed by educators (Environmental Rating Scale for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood (ERS-SDEC)) and architects (simplified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) development).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Institutional Characteristics, Awards
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Bhagwanji, Yash; Born, Patty – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an educational imperative that requires supporting young learners in developing awareness about--and exploring--concepts, topics and vocabulary of significant importance in environmental education. Chawla (2009, "Journal of Developmental Processes," "4"(1), pp. 6-23) identified two…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Scoffham, Stephen; Consorte-McCrea, Adriana – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Despite mounting evidence of global environmental stress, many educationalists appear to be discounting warnings of ecological collapse from scientists, futurists and community leaders. One way of promoting sustainability awareness may be to combine cognitive reasoning with emotional awareness. This article considers the complex dynamics relating…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Consciousness Raising, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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