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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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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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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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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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Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian; Sandri, Orana – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Equipping professionals with skills to make decisions in line with sustainability principles is essential for transitioning our societies towards sustainable development. Higher education is at the forefront of generating professionals with these skills. However, although sustainability has been included in many university graduate attribute…
Descriptors: Vignettes, College Graduates, Decision Making, Undergraduate Study
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Janakiraman, Shamila; Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Environmental Sustainability Education (ESE) is a critical element in youth education, as it facilitates learners to understand and realize the importance of creating a sustainable future for themselves and others. Changing learner attitudes and related behaviours is critical in ESE. Digital game-based learning (DGBL) environments offer a suitable…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Computer Games
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Nogueira, Christiano – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
This article presents an approach between education for sustainable development (ESD) based on the concept of sustainable development (SD) and the main concepts of environmental education (EE) in Brazil. In these approaches, the theoretical fundamentals of these conceptions of EE were analysed with a view to the possibility of promoting ESD…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Mickelsson, Martin; Danielsson, Anna – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
The aim of the article is to investigate, in the light of the emphasis laid on scaling by UNESCO (UNESCO, 2014a), how subjectification of those involved in educational innovations both enables and constricts scaling understood as a learning process. This is carried out through a case study of the Alforja Educativa, an educational project in…
Descriptors: Scaling, Environmental Education, Educational Innovation, International Organizations
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Wynveen, Brooklynn J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
Experts agree that overconsumption is a major problem in Western culture today, particularly in the United States. Thus, it is important to promote sustainable behaviour among the general public. However, existing educational programming geared towards promoting such behaviour remains appealing largely to environmentally motivated audiences, as…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Behavior Change
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Franck, Olof – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
The aim of this article is to highlight the role of religiously motivated ethics within the field of sustainability didactics. The article starts with critical reflections on the idea that religion, by proposing claims for knowledge of absolute authorities such as "divine beings or supernatural dimensions", offers capacity for uniting…
Descriptors: Ethics, Sustainability, Role, Religious Factors
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Bieler, Andrew; Haluza-Delay, Randolph; Dale, Ann; Mckenzie, Marcia – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
This article analyses the depth of engagement with climate change education policy across all 13 provinces and territories in Canada. A comparative content analysis of 13 climate action plans (CAP) and 90 K-12 education policy documents shows a major gap existing between Canada's climate and education policies. While subnational climate policy…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Educational Objectives
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Kotsalas, Ioannis P.; Antoniou, Anna; Scoullos, Michael – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
A fundamental objective of environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) is the promotion of critical thinking, through which learners could resist messages (e.g., from TV), leading to unsustainable lifestyles and practices. The analysis of messages from media was used for: identifying influencing techniques;…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Mass Media Use, Environmental Education, Social Media
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