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Susan Germein; Tessa McGavock – Journal of Environmental Education, 2024
With a challenge to conceptualize an environmental/sustainability education that employs imaginaries and praxis for learning our way through and beyond our planetary crisis, we consider how posthuman creativity articulates into pedagogical practice. We share insights from our researcher/practitioner experience in two different educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Preschools
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Merewether, Jane; Blaise, Mindy; Pitchford, Katie; Giamminuti, Stefania – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
This article engages with discard studies scholarship to interrogate findings from a study that set out to deliberately follow wastepaper in an early childhood setting. The study, which used participatory methods positioning teachers and children as research partners, began with purposeful noticing and attunement to paper's movements and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Recycling, Conservation (Environment), Paper (Material)
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Decker, Abigail M.; Morrison, Scott A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
In this exploratory study, we examined the ways gender is communicated, experienced, and constructed in nature-based education (NBE), which involved 30 h of fieldwork at one private outdoor preschool and two public elementary school garden clubs. In our analysis of the data, we found four sites where gender socialization happens in NBE: materials,…
Descriptors: Sex, Environmental Education, Private Schools, Preschools
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Wolf, Christina; Kunz, Patrick; Robin, Nicolas – Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
In the field of school-based outdoor education, researchers claim that pre-service teachers should already be provided with basic knowledge, skills, and methods for teaching curriculum-based content outdoors in their initial schoolteacher training. The present review aims to summarize and structure the variety of topics in the literature regarding…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Say, Serkan; Günes, Gökhan; Bati, Kaan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
This study explores the significance of forest schools in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically their effects on children's developmental areas. This study was conducted with nine preschool teachers and 134 children attending a public forest school in southern Turkey in 2021. A combination of observation protocols, anecdotal records,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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