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Mendez, Cluny; Atkinson, Christopher L. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2021
The implementation of sustainability and green public procurement (GPP) initiatives in school districts has been the subject of some debate; questions over definitions and programme goals have led to inconsistency and concerns about programme achievements. The legitimacy of programmes rests not only with the announcement of policy by officials,…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Certification, Purchasing, Conservation (Environment)
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Goldin, Jaqui; Mokomela, Resego; Kanyerere, Thokozani; Villholth, Karen G. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2021
With the impulse to control and order the disorderly, the threads or tributaries of affect and emotion, which mimic the meanderings of the aquifer itself, are often oversimplified or ignored. These are not anomalies of citizen science (CS) but 'normal' and expected 'disconnects' that surface when working within a multidisciplinary environment. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Feminism
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Uhrqvist, Ola; Carlsson, Lisa; Kall, Ann-Sofie; Asplund, Therese – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2021
We communicate, relate, educate and make our world meaningful through stories. Stories are integrated in and are a part of every sustainability issue. In this article, we develop the concept of sustainability stories, and how they can be assessed and developed to correspond with the intentions of education for sustainable development (ESD).…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Story Telling, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Ibiapina, Iveltyma Roosemalen Passos; Leocadio, Aurio; Lazaro, Jose Carlos; Romero, Claudia Buhamra Abreu – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2021
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between cultural components and municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal individual practices in the context of Brazilian and German university students. To achieve this goal, we chose to conduct qualitative research with ethnographic inspiration, exploratory and descriptive nature. For one year, the…
Descriptors: College Students, Correlation, Sanitation, Recycling
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Janakiraman, Shamila; Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R.; Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2021
Anthropogenic activities cause environmental degradation-related problems. However, people fail to perform pro-environmental behaviours because they believe that they cannot make a difference or they focus on short-term benefits. Interventions that address specific target groups aimed at breaking barriers and changing behaviours are required. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Environmental Education, Educational Games
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Beer, David Löw; Holz, Verena – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2021
Within socio-economic transformation processes, the task of education is often reduced to short-term economic factors, that is, a suitable qualification profile of the local population. Transformative education should, however, be based on the broader claim that education contributes to successful transformation processes in the sense of…
Descriptors: Social Change, Transformative Learning, Environmental Education, Geographic Regions
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Beasy, Kim; Gonzalez, Laura Ripoll – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2021
Education for sustainable development (ESD) aims to empower future generations to address current global environmental threats, though it faces challenges to implementation, often linked to narrow perceptions of sustainability. To observe such changes in practice and draw their implications for ESD, we explore the effects of COVID-19 in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Sustainable Development
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Sund, Per; Gericke, Niklas; Bladh, Gabriel – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2020
According to the curricula in various countries, teachers in the subject areas of science, social science and language are often expected to collaborate on cross-curricular issues such as sustainable development (SD) in the 9-year compulsory school. This study is based in Sweden and investigates teachers' teaching traditions. The overall aim of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development
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Walshe, Nicola; Lee, Elsa; Smith, Millie J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2020
There is increasing concern about children's mental well-being and an urgent need for research into how to support positive mental health; including as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Alongside this is the heightened awareness about diminished access to green spaces and diminished exposure to the arts for children.…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Environmental Education
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Goodale, Timothy A. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2020
The focus of this article is on the evaluation and outcomes of a professional learning opportunity that focused on 13 current K-12 public school science educators in the United States. This teacher training concentrated on sustainability education that utilized marine sciences as a unifying concept. Findings from this training helped to identify…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Environmental Education, Marine Education, Oceanography
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Holfelder, Anne-Katrin – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2020
This study argues from a sociology of knowledge perspective which considers implicit knowledge as the basis for orientation towards a certain topic. Reconstructing this type of knowledge can help to better understand the learner's perspective. Implicit knowledge originates from shared experiences. It therefore indirectly provides information about…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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O'Donoghue, Rob; Henze, Christa; Shimray, Chong; Sarabhai, Kartikeya V.; Rivera, Juan Carlos A. Sandoval – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2020
The Hand-Print concept emerged as a proposition for learner-led action learning in the Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Hand-Print CARE as an ethics-led action learning proposition was developed at a Local Culture for Understanding Mathematics and Science (LOCUMS) research group meeting with some educators in Alta,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Ethics, Sustainable Development, Inclusion
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Spiteri, Jane – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2020
Little is known about child-to-parent intergenerational learning for environmental sustainability. This qualitative multiple case study research investigated how young Maltese children (aged three to seven years) influence their parents' pro-environmental actions. Participants included 12 children and 10 parents. Data were collected via…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Parent Child Relationship, Sustainability, Case Studies
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Burns, Edgar A.; Manouchehri, Bahar – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2020
This study of the rise and fall of nature schools across Iran in 2014-2019 shows the environmental and educational context of modernization during and before the Iranian Islamic Republic commenced in 1979. The account provides the historical and cultural context for understanding the nature school movement. Ecologist Hossein Vahabzadeh's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Social Change, Educational History
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Obeng-Odoom, Franklin – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2020
The current pandemic might temporarily slow down environmentally destructive economic growth. However, claiming that we are flattening the curve of (un)sustainability is dangerous. The global sustainability crisis is not just being driven by uneconomic growth but also increasing global inequality and social stratification. Teaching this key lesson…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Social Stratification, Teaching Methods
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