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Çalis-Sasi, Duygu; Balci, Sibel – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to determine the mental models of primary school students about the concept of environment. The research group consisted of 400 students, 219 girls and 181 boys, enrolling to the 3rd and 4th grade in a primary school located in Istanbul. The students were asked to draw the environment and explain the items they draw.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Children
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Çil, Emine; Yanmaz, Durmus – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Human beings do not usually recognize plants although they exist widely in their environment. This condition has been described as plant blindness in literature. The main purpose of this study is to examine pre-service elementary teachers' awareness of plants. Moreover, the study examined from which sources student-teachers gained knowledge about…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Plants (Botany), Teacher Education Programs
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Higgins, Blanche; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Education for sustainability (EfS) is widely supported and researched; however, the broad and deep implementation of EfS in universities that is needed lags behind the goals of change agents. This article reviews literature on change procedures; in particular, curriculum change in universities. Our aim was to develop insights into strategies…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Stevenson, Robert; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Emery, Sherridan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The first research symposium, organised in conjunction with the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) biennial conference, began with a dialogue between scholars at three different academic career stages. As we all entered the field at different periods in its development, the first part of our presentation and this article…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Educational Research
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Elliott, Sue; Young, Tracy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This essay critiques the relevance of historical antecedents about children's play in nature and how these historical and political mechanisms create cultural rovoked by Taylor's (2013) exploration of the pervasive influence of romanticised images of innocent children in nature and our own experiences of never-ending "nice" stories about…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Play, Environmental Education, Young Children
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Evans, Neus; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Davis, Julie; Stevenson, Robert B. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article reports on the fourth stage of an evolving study to develop a systems model for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) into preservice teacher education. The fourth stage trialled the extension of the model to a comprehensive state-wide systems approach involving representatives from all eight Queensland teacher education…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Aguayo, Claudio; Higgins, Blanche; Field, Ellen; Nicholls, Jennifer; Pudin, Susan; Tiu, Sangion Appiee; Osborn, Maia; Hashemzadeh, Farshad; Lubuulwa, Kevin Kezabu; Boulet, Mark; Christie, Belinda A.; Mah, Jeremy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Following the inaugural Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) research symposium in November 2014, we--a group of emerging researchers in Environmental Education/Sustainability Education (EE/SE)--commenced an online collaboration to identify and articulate our responses to the main themes of the symposium. Identifying as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Educational Researchers
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Beasy, Kim; Page, Leah; Emery, Sherridan; Ayre, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The AAEE 2014 research symposium in Hobart provided a privileged space for researchers and practitioners within environmental education and sustainability education (EE/SE) to come together and create dialogues about education for sustainability research. This essay is a critical reflection from postgraduate researchers about the symposium and the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Davis, Keith; Boulet, Mark – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Training employees in sustainability knowledge and skills is considered a vital element in creating a sustainability culture within an organisation. Yet, the particular types of training programs that are effective for this task are still relatively unknown. This case study describes an innovative workplace training program using a "head,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Change Agents, Organizational Culture
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Bedi, Gitanjali; Germein, Susan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article proposes that Education for Sustainability (EfS), with its focus on transformative and learner-centred approaches, and higher order thinking skills, enriches teaching and learning in Vocational Education and Training (VET), with implications for quality pedagogy more generally. EfS pedagogy has the potential to inform a new discourse…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Transformative Learning, Vocational Education
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Malone, Karen – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article explores and reconsiders the view of children's encounters with place as central to a place-based pedagogy that seeks to dismantle rather than support constructions of a nature-culture binary. I unpack the current fervour for reinserting the child in nature and nature-based education as a significant phenomenon in environmental and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Outdoor Education, Children
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Gough, Annette; Gough, Noel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article explores the changing ways "environment" has been represented in the discourses of environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) in United Nations (and related) publications since the 1970s. It draws on the writings of Jean-Luc Nancy and discusses the increasingly dominant view of the environment as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Discourse Analysis, International Organizations
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Prescott, Debbie – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article examines learning design in a postgraduate preservice teacher setting. The overarching aim was to embed environmentally responsive approaches throughout two companion units for diverse student cohorts. This article reports on a teacher educator self-study in a regional university with extensive online delivery for large units (300-800…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Instructional Design, Graduate Students, Preservice Teachers
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Borden, Richard J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Traces the development of ecological thought and ideas and offers a new human ecological perspective for educators. Stresses the need for meta-disciplinary views and proposes greater exploration of the subjective, aesthetic, historical, and psychological implications of ecology. (ML)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Ecology, Environmental Education, Holistic Approach
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Sessions, George – Journal of Environmental Education, 1983
The recent rise of philosophical speculation about the deeper meaning of ecology has immense implications for all social institutions of contemporary society, including the educational establishment. These implications as well as a philosophy of environmental education (ecophilosophy) are discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Ecology, Educational Change, Environmental Education, Epistemology
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