Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability

Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability

In J. C. Dernbach ( ed . ) Stumbling toward Sustainability . Washington . D.C .: Environmental Law Institute . Geography Education Standards Project . ( 1994 ) Geography for Life : National Geography Standards 1994. Washington , D.C .

Author: Zijian Li

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594549451

Category: Education

Page: 359

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Geography, environment, sustainability, culture and education standing alone or in any combination, provide the ingredients for a variety of stews. They are all difficult to define and they generate endless debates for theoreticians and practitioners about their meaning and significance. The editors have divided the chapters that follow into two parts in an effort to unit these diverse disciplines. Part 1 is concerned with cultural foundations and curriculum issues related to geographical and environmental education for sustainability. Part 2 comprises a series of chapters presenting education for sustainability in the contexts of national cultures.
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Geography Education Promoting Sustainability

Geography Education Promoting Sustainability

Geography education assimilates and integrates knowledge, skills and scientific methodologies. The ten articles in this book illuminate a wide range of topics of interest to Geography education.

Author: Eila Jeronen

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039285006

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Through out the current period of educational change, Geography education has also changed. The innovations may be the starting point to affect conceptual change and paradigm shifts. Geography education assimilates and integrates knowledge, skills and scientific methodologies. The ten articles in this book illuminate a wide range of topics of interest to Geography education. In their article, Skarstein and Wolff discuss how the interplay between the environment, society and economy pillars of sustainability thinking play out on scales of time, space and multitude and how geography teachers can support the students’ understanding of sustainability. Yli-Panula et al. analysed used teaching and learning methods to find out good ones for promoting sustainability in geography. The same idea can be found in Duffin's and Perry’s article on Place-Based Ecology Education. In their article, Dür and Keller discuss the topics of quality of life, sustainability and global justice based on the goals of Education for Sustainable Development. Evaluation is an important part of learning. It is reviewed by Schauss and Sprenger regarding climate change education. The following two articles deal with students' views of landscapes worth conserving. In both studies, students expressed concern about the state of the environment. Yli-Panula et al. found that the Mexican students seldom considered their own activities in relation to the environment while Yli-Panula et al. stated that only some of the Finnish and Swedish students act as observers while others actively care for their environment. The remaining three articles deal with teaching methods and models. Benninghaus et al. present a benchmark method, which allows statements about the quality of the maps/diagrams in general. Álvarez-Otero and De Lázaro y Torres, on the other hand, describe their Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge model. Kopnina and Saari discusses student assignments reflecting on the documentary film through critical pedagogy and ecopedagogy.
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Geographical Education in a Changing World

Geographical Education in a Changing World

In D. Tilbury, R. B. Stevenson, J. Fien, & D. Schreuder (Eds.), Education and sustainability Responding to the global challenge. Gland Commission on Education and Communication, IUCN. Gough, A. (1993). Founders in environmental ...

Author: John Lidstone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402048074

Category: Science

Page: 255

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This book results from the work of the Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union. Part 1 focuses on the distinctive traditions of school geography. Part 2 reviews the state of school geography on a broad continental basis, including national case studies by local experts. The final chapters extrapolate from the present and point to likely future developments in the subject, again with examples drawn from various countries.
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Continuum Guide to Geography Education

Continuum Guide to Geography Education

Any educational studies that relate to the environment. Often EE involves themes such as natural resource management, control of pollution, sustainability, population growth, use of energy, and global warming. Although these themes also ...

Author: Graham Butt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826448163

Category: Education

Page: 222

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A reference guide to geography education. Entries, arranged alphabetically, cover: government legislation and reports; famous geography educators; resources; research findings; movements, trends, debates and issues; organizations; and key concepts. An analytical index helps the reader to choose paths through the book, connecting entries.
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International Handbook on Geographical Education

International Handbook on Geographical Education

In J. Fien Environmental Education: a pathway to sustainability. Geelong, Deaking University Press. Gardner, H. (1999) The disciplined mind: what all students should understand New York, Simon and Schuster. Graves, N. (1975) Geography ...

Author: Rod Gerber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401719421

Category: Education

Page: 348

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I am very pleased to have been asked by Rod Gerber to provide a preface to such a book. Not least because of the twenty-four chapters, eight are written by former students or colleagues with whom I have worked in the past and whom I still meet at conferences on geographical education. It is with a certain pride and joy that I note the progress which has been made in geographical education both in its day to day teaching and in research, in the twenty years following the end of my term of office as Chair of the Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union (CGEIUG). My successors, Joe Stoltman, Hartwig Haubrich, Rod Gerber and now Lea Houtsonen, have done much and are continuing to work hard, to foster the development of geographical education. This book is proof, if proof were needed, that the international collaboration in this field, is alive and well, with contributions coming from all the continents (except Antarctica!). It would be a moribund subject that remained unaffected in one way or another by developments on the 'great world stage', as Fairgrieve (1926) would have put it. And, as Rod Gerber shows, the issues of globalisation, of cultural encounters, of differing value systems, of new technologies, of variable economic development and of environmental quality, all feature as topics which influence and are influenced by, geographical education.
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Geography Culture and Education

Geography  Culture and Education

Fien, J.and Gerber, R. (1988) Teaching Geography for a Better World, Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd. Fien, J. and Trainer, T (1993) Education for sustainability. In J. Fien, Environmental Education: A Pathway to Sustainability, ...

Author: Rod Gerber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401716796

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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The aim of this book is to inject more intercultural understanding and education into people's lives. This is achieved by focusing on key aspects such as geography and culture, geography and citizenship, pedagogic implications and future directions for inter-cultural learning, understanding, and education. This publication demonstrates how the study of geography can assist people in different social and cultural groups to sustain their lifeworlds, and improve them for future generations of citizens.
Categories: Social Science

Schooling for Sustainable Development in Chinese Communities

Schooling for Sustainable Development in Chinese Communities

Orientations and approaches to environmental and geographical education for sustainability. In J. C. K. Lee, and M. Williams (eds.), Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability: Cultural Contexts (pp. 65–77).

Author: John Chi-Kin Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402096860

Category: Education

Page: 300

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This book focuses on the academic foundations, trends and traditions of environmental education for sustainable development principally in Chinese contexts. It highlights contexts and case studies that illuminate recent Chinese initiatives. It includes case studies of green schools and reports on recent initiatives in school-based ESD curriculum development programmes in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The book concludes with an overview chapter that points to likely future developments. The assumption underpinning the book is that experiences gained in such a major country as China will be of real interest to geographical and environmental educationists, professional educators and teachers elsewhere. Not only will it generate interest and create greater awareness but also it is hoped that these experiences will provide a platform for scholarly exchange and contribute insights on education policy and curriculum changes across Asian-Pacific communities in an increasingly globalised world.
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Teaching and Learning Geography

Teaching and Learning Geography

This chapter argues that geography education is uniquely placed to develop links between environmental and development education in the context of education for sustainability. It begins with a discussion about the nature of these ...

Author: Daniella Tilbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134765911

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This book provides a clear overview of current thinking on the teaching and learning of geography. It is an ideal companion to all students beginning a career in teaching the subject in secondary schools. The chapters are written by experienced teacher educators and bridge both theory and practice. The writers focus on the continuities, whilst setting them in the context of the changing curriculum. The book is divided into four parts. Part One examines the historical context of geography teaching. Part Two looks at issues of course planning, design, syllabuses and programmes of study. Underlying this section is the assumption that geography should not be considered in isolation from other subjects, but rather as part of a whole curriculum. Part Three concentrates on teaching and learning, and includes chapters on the use of maps, field work, IT and first hand experience within a community. The final section covers the issues associated with assessment, across the whole school age range.
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Geography Education and the Future

Geography  Education and the Future

(2006c), 'Sustainable development and global citizenship: the “New Agenda” for geographical education in England and Wales', in J. Chi-Kin Lee and M. Williams (eds), Environmental and Geographic Education for Sustainability: Cultural ...

Author: Graham Butt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847064981

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability

Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability

Considering social issues such as poverty, education, health, culture and the use of natural resources, this book proposes a different path towards Education for Sustainability.

Author: Chew-Hung Chang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429833694

Category: Education

Page: 200

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In a fast-changing, globalising world, the teaching and implementation of a curriculum for Education for Sustainability (EfS) has been a challenge for many teachers. Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability highlights the issues and challenges educators and academics face in implementing EfS and gives examples of what an EfS curriculum may look like and how some institutions translate the theory into practice. Organised into three parts, the volume looks at: the who (EfS for whom), the what (EfS curriculum) and the how (translating from theory to practice). The concluding chapter provides ideas and directions on where the world can proceed regarding sustainability education and how it can help in the teaching and learning of sustainability. Considering social issues such as poverty, education, health, culture and the use of natural resources, this book proposes a different path towards Education for Sustainability. Providing concrete data on the realisation of sustainable development, Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability will be of interest to geographers, geography educators and professionals concerned with Education for Sustainability.
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