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Caplow, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
I use value-belief-norm theory to frame how environmental education program participants interpret important messages and set behavioral intentions in response to environmental education program content. I compare participants at three animal-themed environmental organizations with different missions, postulating that institutional mission frames…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Environmental Education, Intention, Animals
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Leckey, Erin H.; Littrell, Megan K.; Okochi, Christine; González-Bascó, Ián; Gold, Anne; Rosales-Collins, Samantha – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
How can youth become leaders in their communities' resilience efforts? The Lentes en Cambio Climático (LECC) filmmaking program aimed to empower students to investigate how a changing climate affects their lives and use their own findings to inspire local resilience. Secondary students in LECC created films that explore the experiences of…
Descriptors: Local Issues, Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Informal Education
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Frank, Pascal; Fischer, Daniel; Stanszus, Laura; Grossman, Paul; Schrader, Ulf – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Over the past two decades, mindfulness meditation has received increasing attention in academia and various fields of practice. More recently, it has also been introduced into environmental and sustainability education (ESE) settings. This study offers a first exploratory investigation of learner experiences with consumption-specific mindfulness…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Environmental Education
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Garip, Gulcan; Richardson, Miles; Tinkler, Abigail; Glover, Susannah; Rees, Alice – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
The Green Spaces, Learning Places (GSLP) environmental education initiative runs schools-based and community-based sessions to create opportunities for children and young people to engage with green outdoor environments in London, England (including parks, heaths, and forests). Bespoke evaluation resources were developed by researchers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Community Programs, Outdoor Education
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Kerret, Dorit; Orkibi, Hod; Bukchin, Shira; Ronen, Tammie – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
To examine inconsistent past findings on green schools' influences on students, a mediation model was tested for 1903 Israeli students in Grades 5-6 in 30 green and 16 non-green schools. Results indicated that green school students reported more pro-environmental behavior (PEB) and more school satisfaction compared to their peers at non-green…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Well Being, Positive Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Collins, Courtney; Corkery, Ilse; McKeown, Sean; McSweeney, Lynda; Flannery, Kevin; Kennedy, Declan; O'Riordan, Ruth – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Children comprise many of the visitors to zoos every year, yet few studies have explored the impact of a zoo visit on children's learning. This study employed a repeated measure design using data gathered from 500 questionnaires to investigate students' knowledge, attitude, and behavior before and after visiting a zoo or aquarium in Ireland. A…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Student Behavior
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Korfiatis, Konstantinos; Photiou, Maria; Petrou, Stella – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This study investigates changes in children's environmental conceptions through their experience with the eco-animation "WALL-E." The study uses an analytical framework informed by Social Representations Theory, accompanied with a word association approach to collect data. A total of 84 children (35 nine-year olds and 49 twelve-year…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Animation, Children, Preadolescents
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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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Kerr, Karen – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This study considers the benefits of coteaching in the context of the outdoors. It explores the use of coteaching in a professional development program and investigates all the cited outcome categories for teachers: cognitive, affective, coteaching, and professional development. Coteaching pairs coplanned, cotaught, and coevaluated "Shared…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Environmental 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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Staples, Ami Flowers; Larson, Lincoln R.; Worsley, Ti'Era; Green, Gary T.; Carroll, John P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This study used a combination of surveys and drawing-based metrics to evaluate whether integration of art-based activities into EE camp programing could enhance environmental orientations of diverse youth ages 6-12 (n = 285) in Athens, GA, USA. Compared to a control group, art-based EE had a positive effect on children's eco-awareness and…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Conservation (Environment), Consciousness Raising, Environmental Education
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Lakhan, Calvin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study used Azjen's Theory of Planned Behavior to examine how pro-recycling and pro-environmental messaging delivered by religious leaders affects stated recycling behavior among ethnic minorities. Using data collected from 12 religious institutions in three Ontario, Canada, communities, a promotion and education program was developed to: (1)…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Recycling, Conservation (Environment), Religious Factors
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Murakami, Christopher Daniel; Su-Russell, Chang; Manfra, Louis – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Learning gardens can provide dynamic learning and developmental experiences for young children. This case study of 12 early childhood teachers explores how teachers describe (1) learning across numerous school readiness domains and (2) how to support this learning by promoting opportunities for autonomy, relatedness, and competence. Participants…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Young Children, Early Childhood 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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Smith, Gregory A.; Stevenson, Robert B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
A study of two schools in northern Australia demonstrated the impact on Education for Sustainability (EfS) initiatives of a disruptive policy environment set in motion by neoliberal reforms focused on standards, accountability, and international competitiveness. In one of the schools, a culture characterized by trust and an emphasis on cultivating…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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