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Hicks, Jonathan R.; Stewart, William P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This study sought to explore the implications for individuals who experienced awe while in the presence of wildlife. A conceptual framework was adapted that integrated the theory of emotional learning with experiential learning theory. In-depth interviews brought into focus the resultant learning stemming from experiences of wildlife-inspired awe.…
Descriptors: Wildlife, Emotional Response, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods
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Clegg, Tamara; Boston, Carol; Preece, Jennifer; Warrick, Elizabeth; Pauw, Daniel; Cameron, Jacqueline – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This article examines community-driven adult environmental learning in a volunteer watershed stewards program. We look for evidence of elements that portray steps toward "concientización"--the process of individuals and communities directing their own learning in nonhierarchical ways. Leveraging two theories from the learning sciences…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adult Education, Informal Education, Community Development
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Eugenio-Gozalbo, Marcia; Pérez-López, Raquel; Tójar-Hurtado, Juan-Carlos – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The presence of learning gardens in Spain is growing, and the current scenario is highly diverse in relation to issues such as participatory models or purposes, among others. In the context of the 1st National Meeting on "organic learning gardens," we convened eight expert practitioners in a focus group. Their discourse was analyzed…
Descriptors: Gardening, Expertise, Foreign Countries, Ecology
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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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Kyburz-Graber, Regula – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
A recently reported EE example is taken to raise the fundamental and lasting question how education might respond to the gap between efforts in changing individual behavior and perceived absent political progress in changing structural conditions. In a first part, historical developments since 1969, predominantly focused on changing individual…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Behavior Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Christie, Belinda; Waller, Vivienne – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Communities need to engage in initiatives that tackle environmental sustainability issues. However, the lessons communities learn from these initiatives may go far beyond the initial local project. This article presents findings from an empirical study investigating the experiences of 38 residents who began participating in on-site composting in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Informal Education, Housing, Environmental Education
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Camasso, Michael J.; Jagannathan, Radha – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
In this article we describe the development, implementation, and some of the early impacts of Nurture thru Nature (NtN), an American after-school and summer program designed to introduce elementary school students in disadvantaged, urban public schools to natural science and environmental education. The program, which began operations in 2010 as a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students, Natural Resources
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Nakagawa, Yoshifumi – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Environmental education as a theory and practice of ecopedagogical simulation positively acknowledges various accidental happenings in the learner's experience. By working with and on the accidents, the learner is encouraged to imagine the real object that escapes his/her experience and thus cannot be and should not be reduced into human…
Descriptors: Tourism, Environmental Education, Ecology, Teaching Methods
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Rodrigues, Cae – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This elaboration of an ecopedagogy in movementscapes aims to present an empirically informed account of the concept of "ecomotricity" as manifested in the living body interacting in/with nature (human-and-other-than-human). This interaction is ludic (where pleasure or joy/happiness gives meaning to the lived experience) and ecological…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ecology, Environmental Education, Human Body
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Dunkley, Ria Ann – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This emergent field of ecopedagogy gives little conceptual, methodological, and empirical consideration to the significance of spatial and temporal elements of environmental learning. This article focuses on both spatial and temporal components of three ecopedagogic instances, examining experiences from participant's perspective. Specific…
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Time, Teaching Methods
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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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Whitehouse, Hilary – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
OceanScaping/scoping and the ecopedagogy of snorkeling are not well documented in the environmental education literature. This article focuses on the educative value of immersive saltwater experiences as pedagogical experience/s within coral reefs offshore from the tropical Australian city of Cairns. Drawing on a series of autoethnographic…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Ethnography, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Adams, Sabirah; Savahl, Shazly – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
The emerging interest in "spaces of childhood" over the past two decades can be identified across numerous disciplines. A substantial body of research has indicated that children's active engagement within the natural environment is associated with a range of cognitive, physical, affective, and moral developmental benefits. Although…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Literature Reviews, Children, Adolescents
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Sponarski, Carly C.; Vaske, Jerry J.; Bath, Alistair J.; Loeffler, TA – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
An experiential education program was designed to target risk perceptions and preventative measures that make people feel comfortable in human-coyote interactions. The research was conducted in a Canadian national park where a coyote caused a human fatality in 2009. Based on previous research, we explored the effects of an experience-based coyote…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Wildlife, Attitude Change
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Dunkley, Ria Ann – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article explores informal environmental education (EE) experiences at eco-attractions. A consortium of three UK-based environmental charities designed an eco-attraction-based EE program aiming to inspire responses to environmental change. Over six months, educators at six eco-attractions delivered this two-day program to 430 young people.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Environmental Education, Climate, Consortia
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