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Russell, Joshua – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This article provides an overview of the ethical and educational functions of storytelling in fishing and hunting practices and pedagogies. I explore various psychological, anthropological, and ethical theories surrounding storytelling as a way of encouraging deeper, more robust engagement among humans, nonhuman animals, and myriad beings that…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Place Based Education, Animals, Recreational Activities
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Dolby, Nadine – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Similar to other fields, environmental education has begun to embrace the significance of nonhuman animals. This essay examines developments in the natural sciences, particularly in the field of cognitive ethology, that focus on the concept of empathy as a paradigm for conceptualizing human/nonhuman animal relationships. Drawing on my own…
Descriptors: Animals, Futures (of Society), Environmental Education, Educational Change
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Reinertsen, Anne B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This article seeks to theorize the teacher role--read also scientist and researcher--as an ontologizing practice to meet with the need for constant deauthorized knowledge and nonknowledge production for life, the ontology of sustainability. Teaching becomes "eventicized" and teachers become "data philosophers" through writing.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Epistemology
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Hart, Paul; Hart, Catherine – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
At this particular historical juncture of the Anthropocene, when it is clear that humanity is responsible for fundamental changes to the biosphere, the political necessity of questioning the normative status of human life at the center demands reconfiguring our relationship with each other. And while environmental educators and researchers have…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Political Attitudes
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Winks, Lewis – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Outdoor learning experiences can invoke feelings of uncertainty and discomfort, acting to disrupt human-environment narratives. In this article, the "performance" of nonhuman nature and discomfort in outdoor learning is considered, told through two vignettes from residential field trips with secondary age students, held at Slapton Ley…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Secondary School Students, Psychological Patterns
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Payne, Phillip G. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
The final part of this Special Issue (SI) of "The Journal of Environmental Education" presents: (1) an empirically informed outline of a nascent practice theory of ecopedagogy as/in scapes; and (2) a conceptual-philosophical frame for continued research, inquiry, and critique into ecopedagogy as/in scapes. In so doing, it demonstrates…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, Theories, Educational Research
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Teamey, Kelly; Mandel, Udi – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
In response to Stefan Bengtsson's search for alternatives to Education for Sustainable Development practices outside the mainstream of the state and its policy formulations, this response outlines how our journey, experiences, and approaches reflect a de-professionalizing encounter with autonomous places of learning emerging from indigenous…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Indigenous Knowledge, Social Influences
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Cermak, Michael J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This essay describes an educational initiative that used environmentally themed (green) hip-hop to stimulate learning in an environmental science classroom. Students were then challenged to compose their own green hip-hop and their lyrics demonstrated skills that have thematic consistency around what is called a Critical Ecological Literacy (CEL).…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Areas, Music, Environmental Education
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Goralnik, Lissy; Nelson, Michael P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
A philosophy of action consists of a theory about how and why we do things and what motivates us to act. By juxtaposing the theory of environmental action implied by the works and life of John Muir with the philosophy of action suggested by Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic, we will illuminate the importance of a philosophy of action in determining one's…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Decision Making, Ethics, Community
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Fettes, Mark; Judson, Gillian – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In environmental and ecological education, a rich literature builds on the premise that place, the local natural context in which one lives, can be an emotionally engaging context for learning and the source of life-long concern for nature. A theory of imaginative education can help uncover new tools and strategies for place-based educators.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Geographic Location, History
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Barry, Clayton – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
In the Western world, a paradigm exists that sees environment treated as one extreme of an adversarial binary, balanced in opposition to society. This paradigm, which I call the "environment/society disconnect," infiltrates the secondary school system, leading to serious deficiencies in how students understand the social dimensions of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Models, Concept Formation, Educational Practices
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
The Waste Wise Schools program has a longstanding history in Australia. It is an action-based program that encourages schools to move toward zero waste through their curriculum and operating practices. This article provides a review of the program, finding that it has had notable success in reducing schools' waste through a "reduce, reuse,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Water
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Cockerill, Kristan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Based on feedback from attendees at an environmental summit who requested information about regional water sources, a team comprised of a local nonprofit, a state university, and a cooperative extension office created a community water education program. Undergraduate student interns worked with the author to develop a 20-minute science-based…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Water, Extension Education
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McBeth, William; Volk, Trudi L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
The authors discuss environmental literacy in the United States and present a brief summary of the results of a major national study designed to attain a baseline measure of environmental literacy among middle school students in the United States. The authors include events that led up to the study and describe future directions for environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Middle School Students, Literacy, Futures (of Society)
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Mueller, Michael P.; Bentley, Michael L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Curriculum reform in environmental and science education now taking place in Ghana focuses on the community and ecosystems as the context of education. In Ghana, students conduct science investigations that include games, word searches, crossword puzzles, case studies, role play, debates, projects, and ecological profiles. This curriculum reflects…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Play, Environmental Education, Ceremonies
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