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Kerr, Karen – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This study considers the benefits of coteaching in the context of the outdoors. It explores the use of coteaching in a professional development program and investigates all the cited outcome categories for teachers: cognitive, affective, coteaching, and professional development. Coteaching pairs coplanned, cotaught, and coevaluated "Shared…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Environmental Education
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Liu, Shu-Chiu; Lin, Huann-shyang; Tsai, Chun-Yen – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate students' mental models of the marine environment and to further examine how these models are related to their perceptions of marine problems. One hundred twenty-eight ninth grade students from a large harbor city in southern Taiwan completed a survey including a drawing activity and a set of two-tier…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Water Pollution, Marine Biology, Foreign Countries
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Harrison, George M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The Children's New Ecological Paradigms scale was originally developed for children ages 10-12 and was presented as valuable for comparing that age group with older participants. This study uses cognitive interviews and measurement invariance testing to investigate how well the scores maintain the same meaning between these two age groups. The…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Children, Test Validity, Middle School Students
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Collins, Courtney; Corkery, Ilse; McKeown, Sean; McSweeney, Lynda; Flannery, Kevin; Kennedy, Declan; O'Riordan, Ruth – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Children comprise many of the visitors to zoos every year, yet few studies have explored the impact of a zoo visit on children's learning. This study employed a repeated measure design using data gathered from 500 questionnaires to investigate students' knowledge, attitude, and behavior before and after visiting a zoo or aquarium in Ireland. A…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Student Behavior
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Kerret, Dorit; Orkibi, Hod; Bukchin, Shira; Ronen, Tammie – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
To examine inconsistent past findings on green schools' influences on students, a mediation model was tested for 1903 Israeli students in Grades 5-6 in 30 green and 16 non-green schools. Results indicated that green school students reported more pro-environmental behavior (PEB) and more school satisfaction compared to their peers at non-green…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Well Being, Positive Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Szczytko, Rachel; Stevenson, Kathryn Tate; Peterson, Markus Nils; Bondell, Howard – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Connection to nature (CTN) can help promote environmental engagement requisite for addressing extreme environmental challenges. Current generations, however, may be less connected to nature than previous ones. Spending time in nature can counter this disconnect, particularly among children. In relation to CTN, this study evaluates the relative…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Predictor Variables, Natural Resources, Social Environment
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Tan, Esther; So, Hyo-Jeong – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This article examined the role of environmental interaction in interdisciplinary thinking and the use of different knowledge resource types. The case study was conducted with two classes (N = 40) of 8th-grade students, ages 13 to 14. The outdoor trail aimed to help students synthesize history, geography, and science knowledge. Two groups'…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interaction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education
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Zhang, Weizhe; Zhao, Jinli; Chen, Jin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Outdoor education programs are promoted to enhance connections between individuals and nature to foster pro-environmental behavior. However, behavioral change is a complex, and often difficult psychological process. This study aimed to determine if establishing nature clubs in schools could promote students' conservation behaviors by mitigating…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Aguilar, Olivia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Given the growing attention to community environmental education (CEE), this study develops a theoretical heuristic for this approach through a retroductive process by (1) examining theories appropriate for a CEE conceptual framework; (2) testing this framework in diverse contexts to determine its viability, and (3) reconceptualizing the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Community Education, Models
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Tugurian, Linda P.; Carrier, Sarah J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This qualitative research explores children's environmental identity by describing how fifth grade children view their relationship with the natural world alongside their experience of elementary school science. Qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with 17 grade 5 children was supported with a survey that included responses to open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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Bakar, Fatma; Avan, Çagri; Seker, Fatih; Aydinli, Bahattin – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Awareness as a broad term is subject of many scientific disciplines such as psychology, education and biology etc. Thus the awareness study about our surrounding and environment can be called as a socio-scientific issues. The human species are often in interaction with almost all living and non-living things in the world. And we are not aware…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Plants (Botany), Animals, Middle School Students
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Kerret, Dorit; Orkibi, Hod; Ronen, Tammie – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This study examined a moderated mediation model with 254 Israeli junior high school students, hypothesizing that students' environmental hope would simultaneously mediate the relationship between their engagement in school-based environmental activities (green engagement) and their environmental behavior as well as their positivity ratio, but that…
Descriptors: Models, Environmental Education, Self Control, Skill Development
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Yilmaz, Mehmet; Çimen, Osman; Karakaya, Ferhat; Adigüzel, Merve – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This study aimed to develop secondary school seventh-grade students' awareness of natural habitats and the interactions among living things, as well as reveal their views on the problems encountered. The study was designed as a case study, a qualitative perspective and conducted with 64 students from a private school during the 2017-2018 academic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Private Schools, Student Attitudes, Animals
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Paige, Kathryn; Lloyd, David; Smith, Richard – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The case study reported here seeks to promote the sharing of successful practice in Education for Sustainability (EfS). It uses literature and three personal and professional autobiographies as background to the development of a set of sustainability educational practices integrated into a primary/middle school teacher education program. The set…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Sustainability, Autobiographies
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Stevenson, Kathryn T.; Peterson, M. Nils; Carrier, Sarah J.; Strnad, Renee L.; Bondell, Howard D.; Kirby-Hathaway, Terri; Moore, Susan E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant life experience research suggests that the presence of role models, time outdoors, and nature-related media foster pro-environmental behavior, but most research is qualitative. Based on a random sample of middle school students in North Carolina, USA, we found limited positive associations between presence of a role model and time…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Environmental Education, Correlation, Role Models
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