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Gericke, Niklas; Torbjörnsson, Tomas – Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
This article centers on a local school reform project aimed at implementing a transformative approach to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The study investigates the project in terms of how the design criteria of a continuous professional development program and critical factors of the implementation process influenced the actual…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Change, Faculty Development
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Häggström, Margaretha – Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
This article presents a six-week long action research study in two primary school classes, with the aim of exploring how a Storyline approach can facilitate learning and acting on sustainability issues, and how this approach might enhance pupils' agency. This study is underpinned by and analyzed through theories of relational pedagogy, in which…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Persson, Kristin; Andrée, Maria; Caiman, Cecilia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
This study explores how fieldwork can contribute to the development of ecological literacy and draws on actor-network theory and science studies which imply an understanding of agency as being distributed. The aim is to explore the consequences of the human-nonhuman encounters in fieldwork practice for the growth of ecological literacy. The…
Descriptors: Ecology, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Field Trips
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Ojala, Maria – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to explore senior high-school teachers' beliefs about the role of emotions in climate change education and their perception of how they deal with emotional reactions in the classroom. The theoretical framework consists of meta-emotion philosophies, teachers' beliefs, and critical emotion theories. Sixteen Swedish teachers…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Climate, Change
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Almers, Ellen; Askerlund, Per; Kjellström, Sofia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Utilizing forest gardens as urban settings for outdoor environmental education in Sweden is a new practice. These forest gardens combine qualities of a forest, e.g., multi-layered polyculture vegetation, with those of a school garden, such as accessibility and food production. The study explores both the perceived qualities of forest gardens in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Gardening
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Olsson, Daniel; Gericke, Niklas – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This study extends previous environmental education research on gender differences by investigating the gender gap between boys' and girls' sustainability consciousness. The issue of whether the gender gap in environmental education can be identified also in sustainability education is addressed. It has been suggested that Education for…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Olsson, Daniel; Gericke, Niklas – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Previous research has shown that interest in and concern about environmental issues tends to decrease in adolescence, but less is known about adolescents' broader consciousness of sustainable development, also including economic and social issues. This study investigates students' sustainability consciousness in the transition to adolescence. This…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
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Ojala, Maria – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Is hope concerning climate change related to environmental engagement, or is it rather associated with unrealistic optimism and inactivity? This study on Swedish high school students identified two kinds of hope: constructive hope and hope based on denial. Constructive hope was positively associated with engagement and a perception that teachers…
Descriptors: Climate, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Almers, Ellen – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
What promotes action competence for sustainability? This question is phenomenologically explored through researching in depth the life stories of three Swedish young adults who for several years have limited their own ecological footprints, led environmental initiatives of activist character, engaged in ecosystem protection, and participated in…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Competence, Sustainability, Biographies