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Juliet Atawuula Atuguba; Gordon Mabengban Yakpir – Journal of Environmental Education, 2024
In recent years, there has been a call for the retrieval of indigenous knowledge systems relating to the environment to help provide solutions to current environmental problems. Using phenomenological research design, this study explored Ghanaian college teachers' experiences and perceptions of indigenous environmental beliefs and practices and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Brias-Guinart, Aina; Aivelo, Tuomas; Högmander, Markus; Heriniaina, Rio; Cabeza, Mar – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
Calls for a common environmental education (EE) vision imply imposing certain values as universal. Nevertheless, there is a lack of knowledge on the extent to which EE reflects universalities versus diverse sociocultural realities. We explored practitioners' perspectives on the purpose of EE by interviewing practitioners in Finland and Madagascar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Neus Evans; Hilary J. Inwood; Beth Christie; Emiko Newman – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
This paper draws on interview data to explore Australian, Canadian and Scottish teacher educators' conceptions of sustainability education (SE) within initial teacher education (ITE). Findings were generated across three themes: teacher educators' (i) conceptions of SE and SE in ITE, (ii) curriculum and pedagogical practices, and (iii) barriers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Teacher Educators, Environmental Education
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Patel, Jwalin; Ehrenzeller, Carlotta – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
Today the hope for education goes well beyond a reductionist and modernist approach of knowledge transfer. This research suggests that the experience of being immersed in natural environments can lead to embodied ways of learning and being beyond the Anthropocene and can shape children's innate relationship with nature. We bring together two…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Nontraditional Education, Outdoor Education, Learning Processes
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Henri, D. A.; Martinez-Levasseur, L. M.; Provencher, J. F.; Debets, C. D.; Appaqaq, M.; Houde, M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
Since the 1990s, scientists and Indigenous peoples have worked together across Inuit Nunangat (Inuit homeland in Canada) to conduct research on contaminants in ringed seals ("Pusa hispida"; "natsiq," "natchiq" or [foreign characters ommitted] in Inuktut), a species of high cultural, economic and nutritional importance…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Personnel, Workshops, Outreach Programs
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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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Verhelst, Dries; Vanhoof, Jan; de Maeyer, Sven; Sass, Wanda; Van Petegem, Peter – Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
In this study, we investigate the relation between the school organization and outcomes of education for sustainable development, namely students' action competence in sustainable development. Data were collected among 629 students. At the organizational level, we collected data among 207 school staff concerning organizational characteristics…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Outcomes of Education, Institutional Characteristics, School Organization
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Hjorth Warlenius, Rikard – Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
More than a decade ago, critical ecopedagogue Richard Kahn expressed his fears and hopes regarding Education for sustainable development (ESD). He feared that ESD would be short lived and marginalized and would develop an instrumental pedagogy of one-sided transmission of knowledge, yet hoped for ESD to encompass three types of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Poverty, Sustainable Development, Disadvantaged
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Li, Yue; Krasny, Marianne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Environmental educators exchange ideas in social networks, which may in turn impact their practices. This study uses social network analysis, surveys, correlation analysis and interviews to examine the relationship between network and practice change in three professional development programs. In the first program that used face-to-face…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Online Courses
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Stapleton, Sarah Riggs; Lynch, Kathryn – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
We join scholars who criticize the Western separation of humans and the more-than-human (MtH) and believe that an emphasis on the MtH within students' local community is supported by repeated exposure. We take an ethnographic approach to study a collaborative program between a university, a local nonprofit, and a US public elementary school that…
Descriptors: Motion, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Ethnography, Elementary School Students
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Goldman, Daphne; Alkaher, Iris; Aram, Iggy – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Making people aware of the interconnections between personal consumerism and its environmental consequences is fundamental for motivating them to engage in more environmentally responsible consumption practices. This interpretive study, conducted in 2018, explored how transformative sustainability learning is implemented in waste education…
Descriptors: Recycling, Consumer Economics, Ecological Factors, Environmental Education
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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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Kolleck, Nina; Yemini, Miri – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Intergovernmental organizations (IOs) increasingly promote global citizenship education (GCE) and related topics. This paper analyses the body of scholarship on GCE that focuses on teachers and interprets the development of environment-related education (ERE) within the GCE discourse. Using a novel, data-rich methodology employing Natural Language…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Social Networks
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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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Foss, Ann W.; Ko, Yekang – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This article reports on a survey of the general public and science teachers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, to identify major barriers and opportunities for climate change education and action. Respondents were aware of some local risks, some basic climate science, and the need to conserve resources, but they were prone to common misconceptions and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Climate, Weather, Environmental Education
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