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Murakami, Christopher Daniel; Su-Russell, Chang; Manfra, Louis – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Learning gardens can provide dynamic learning and developmental experiences for young children. This case study of 12 early childhood teachers explores how teachers describe (1) learning across numerous school readiness domains and (2) how to support this learning by promoting opportunities for autonomy, relatedness, and competence. Participants…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Ahi, Berat; Balci, Sibel; Alisinanoglu, Fatma – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
The current study aimed to establish Turkish preservice teachers' mental models of the environment and to determine the relationship these models have with gender and grade level. The study group comprised 463 Turkish preservice teachers from primary school education and preschool education departments. The data from the study were collected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Edwards, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Environmental education represents a growing area of interest in early childhood education, especially since the inclusion of environmental principles and practices in the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. Traditionally, these two fields of education have been characterized by diverse pedagogical emphases. This article considers how…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Play, Qualitative Research