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Aguayo, Claudio; Eames, Chris – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
Mixed reality (XR) environments combining real-to-virtual immersive experiences provide unprecedented potential for reframing educational pedagogy and practice. XR environments provide scaffolded learning points accommodating individual needs, while enhancing sensorial and embodied experiences. XR environments can facilitate self-determined…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Environmental Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Alexandra Palmer; Sally Birdsall – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
Invasive species pose a threat to biodiversity, and as such feature in some conservation education programs. However, there is debate about how to teach this difficult subject. We explored perspectives using a case study of education about introduced mammalian predators in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). We conducted semi-structured interviews with 18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Wildlife, Biodiversity, Conservation Education
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Blythe, Charlotte; Harré, Niki – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Make a Difference (MAD) is a sustainability leadership program for high school students in Auckland, New Zealand. It offers a residential camp and follow-up activities. This article documents a participatory, utilization-focused evaluation of MAD, based on a Theory of Change approach. We ran workshops with MAD coordinators and students and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, High School Students, Sustainable Development, Student Leadership
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Eames, Chris; Barker, Miles; Scarff, Carol – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study focuses on the negotiation of environmental identity by 10 New Zealand students as they progressed from late primary school to junior secondary school. Interviews with these students and their parents focused on six theoretical perspective prominent in environmental education: significant life experiences, transformative learning,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Literacy
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Harraway, John; Broughton-Ansin, Freya; Deaker, Lynley; Jowett, Tim; Shephard, Kerry – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Higher education institutions are interested in the impact that they and concurrent life experiences may have on students' sustainability attitudes, but they lack formal processes to monitor changes. We used the NEP to monitor changes in students' ecological-worldviews. We were interested in what variation there would be in a multidisciplinary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods, Conservation (Environment)
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Chapman, David James – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This article documents the emergence of environmental education in the curriculum discourse in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 1988, and proceeds to trace its path through a succession of curriculum documents over the subsequent two decades. As well as exploring the form environmental education takes in these documents, the way it emerges in educational…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Case Studies
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Zeppel, Heather – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Marine wildlife tours can provide a range of education and conservation benefits for visitors, including emotional (i.e., affective) responses and learning (i.e., cognition). Interpretive programs cover the biology, ecology, and behavior of marine species; best practice guidelines; and human threats to marine areas. The author reviews the…
Descriptors: Audiences, Ecology, Learning Processes, Empathy
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Buchan, Graeme D. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Describes a model for transmitting environmental understanding, ethic, and action into the community via tertiary institutions in summer programing for high school students. Beyond the educational value of the program, it is cited as good promotion of the tertiary institution. (Author/MCO)
Descriptors: College Programs, Environmental Education, High Schools, Program Development