Environmental Education Research Bulletin Issue 3


Environmental Education Research Bulletin Issue 3

Close-up of a seahorse surrounded by coral

The following summaries are available in Environmental Education Research Bulletin Issue 3:

  • Behavior:

    • Creating a conservation culture in a public high school through education, modeling, and communication.
    • Perceived motives of scientists affect the believability of climate science.
    • Community responsibility and environmental awareness motivate Aussie youths.
    • Personality traits predict environmental engagement.
    • The concept of power influences individual behavior in tackling climate change.
  • Evaluation:

    • Assessing learning in the outdoors with the field trip in natural environments (FiNE) framework.
  • Sense of Place
    • Using the sense of place as a strategy for early childhood teaching.
    • Sense of place research informs environmental education.
    • Time spent in natural places linked with place identity and environmentally responsible behavior.
  • Teaching Methods:

    • Culture affects children's views of the environment.
    • Technology-supported program encounters unexpected hurdles.
    • Inquiry-based activities used to teach science.
    • Continuous refinement improves curriculum effectiveness.
    • Experienced teachers lead by example.
    • Video presentation boosts staying time and knowledge in an exhibit.
    • Positive emotions linked with scientific literacy.
    • Instruction in the nature of science affects students' decision making.
    • Interdisciplinary teaching poses challenges.
    • Students with different backgrounds reason differently.
    • Interactive climate change simulator is an effective learning tool.
    • Interpretive programs achieve some goals better than others.
    • Writing-to-learn activity helps build ecological literacy.
  • Professional Development:

    • Teachers' beliefs tied to student achievement.
    • Intensive training in inquiry-based teaching pays off for urban teachers.
  • Other Research:

    • Children's relationships with nature change over time.
    • Preschool children's environmental attitudes tend to be self-centered.
    • Administrators' attitudes influence their support for environmental education.
    • Rangers' and visitors' perceptions are not always in line.
    • Academics and fun motivate teachers to attend national park programs.