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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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Rachmatullah, Arif; Lee, Jun-Ki; Ha, Minsu – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The current study aimed to examine differences in ecological values between Indonesian and Korean preservice science teachers. Fifteen items from revised-New Ecological Paradigm based on value orientations were used as the research instrument. Two hundred seventy-three preservice science teachers participated in the study. Rasch analyses of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Ecology, Values
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Liu, Shu-Chiu; Lin, Huann-shyang; Tsai, Chun-Yen – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate students' mental models of the marine environment and to further examine how these models are related to their perceptions of marine problems. One hundred twenty-eight ninth grade students from a large harbor city in southern Taiwan completed a survey including a drawing activity and a set of two-tier…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Water Pollution, Marine Biology, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Harrison, George M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The Children's New Ecological Paradigms scale was originally developed for children ages 10-12 and was presented as valuable for comparing that age group with older participants. This study uses cognitive interviews and measurement invariance testing to investigate how well the scores maintain the same meaning between these two age groups. The…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Children, Test Validity, Middle School Students
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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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Yi, Xiaoming – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Drawing from contemporary Western theories of environmental esthetics and ancient Chinese esthetics of nature, the author proposes ecological education through esthetic engagement. Esthetic engagement removes the opposition between the esthetic subject and object and requires whole-body engagement with the natural environment. It provides an…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Ethics, Western Civilization, Asian Culture
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Zhang, Weizhe; Zhao, Jinli; Chen, Jin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Outdoor education programs are promoted to enhance connections between individuals and nature to foster pro-environmental behavior. However, behavioral change is a complex, and often difficult psychological process. This study aimed to determine if establishing nature clubs in schools could promote students' conservation behaviors by mitigating…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Jorgenson, Simon N.; Stephens, Jennie C.; White, Beth – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The transition from centralized energy systems based on fossil fuels to renewable-based systems is a macro-level societal shift necessitated by climate change. This review of recent environmental education (EE) research identifies gaps and opportunities for promoting environmental action in this new context. We found that environmental educators…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Energy Education, Educational Research
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Kuthe, Alina; Keller, Lars; Körfgen, Annemarie; Stötter, Hans; Oberrauch, Anna; Höferl, Karl-Michael – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Under the premise that the young generation of teenagers cannot be considered to be uniform, this study identified groups of teenagers based on their level of climate change awareness. Questionnaires answered by 760 teenagers (13-16 years old) from Germany and Austria were analyzed using a hierarchical cluster analysis. The teenagers were assigned…
Descriptors: Classification, Climate, Environmental Influences, Secondary School Students
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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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Coleman, Kimberly; Gould, Rachelle – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
We examined The University of Vermont's new sustainability requirement for undergraduates through the lens of just sustainability. We found that sustainability courses are proposed in diverse disciplines. Regardless of discipline, most proposed courses address all three pillars of sustainability (social, ecological, and economic). Discussions of…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Undergraduate Students, Universities, Justice
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Smith, William – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This qualitative study used a deep ecology lens and the New Environmental Paradigm to investigate anthropocentrism and ecocentrism in 30 secondary school environment club students from three schools in Victoria, Australia. The work repositions the deep ecology philosophy as a posthumanist/relational ideology, providing novel perspectives based on…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Consumer Education, Foreign Countries
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