Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
×
Home

Environmental and Sustainability Education Research, Past and Future: Three Perspectives From Late, Mid, and Early Career Researchers

  • Robert (Bob) Stevenson (a1), Jo-Anne Ferreira (a2) and Sherridan Emery (a3)

Abstract

The first research symposium, organised in conjunction with the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) biennial conference, began with a dialogue between scholars at three different academic career stages. As we all entered the field at different periods in its development, the first part of our presentation and this article provide our perspectives on the context, approaches and issues that characterised the field at the time we became involved in environmental education (EE) and EE research. The second part of this article presents the lessons we have learnt from EE research, and where we see the field headed in the future.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Assoc. Prof. Jo-Anne Ferreira, School of Education, Southern Cross University, Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga QLD 4225, Australia. Email: Jo-Anne.Ferreira@scu.edu.au

References

Hide All
Bauman, Z. (2005). Education in liquid modernity. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 27, 303317.
Bell, B., Gaventa, J., & Peters, J. (1990). We make the road by walking: Conversations on education and social change, Myles Horton and Paulo Freire. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
Bencze, L., Sperling, E., & Carter, L. (2012). Students’ research-informed socioscientific activism: Re/Visions for a sustainable future. Research in Science Education, 42, 129148.
Connell, S. (1997). Empirical-analytical methodological research in environmental education: Response to a negative trend in methodological and ideological discussions. Environmental Education Research, 3, 117132.
Donnelly, K., & Wiltshire, K. (2014). Review of the Australian Curriculum — Final report. Canberra, Australia: Australian Government Department of Education.
Ferreira, J. (2009). Unsettling orthodoxies: Education for the environment/for sustainability. Environmental Education Research, 15, 607620.
Field, E. (2015, January). A mixed-methods study exploring dynamics of youth-created environmental networks. Paper presented at Digital Humanities Community Workshop at James Cook University. Retrieved from http://flashstream1.jcu.edu.au/html/LRS-15-Ellen_Field_mixed_methods_study_of_Facebook_data.html
Fien, J. (1988). Education for the Australian environment. BASSP Bulletin, 6, 447.
Fien, J. (1991). Ideology, political education and teacher education: matching paradigms and models. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 23, 239256.
Fien, J. (1993). Education for the Environment: Critical curriculum theorising and environmental education. Geelong: Deakin University.
Gough, N. (1984). Environment and ethics: and educational perspective. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1, 1620.
Gough, N. (1987). Learning With Environments: Towards an ecological paradigm for education. In Robottom, I. (Ed.), Environmental education: Practice and possibility (pp. 4967). Geelong, Australia: Deakin University Press.
Gough, N. (1990). Healing the earth within us: Environmental education as cultural criticism. Journal of Experiential Education, 13, 12117.
Gough, N. (1991). Narrative and nature: unsustainable fictions in environmental education. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 7, 31–12.
Greenall, A. (1986). Ecological politics and education: National imperatives for environmental citizenship. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the South Pacific Association for Teacher Education, Fremantle, Australia.
Greenall, A. (1987). A political history of environmental education in Australia: Snakes and ladders. In Robottom, I. (Ed.), Environmental education: Practice and possibility (pp. 3121). Geelong, Australia: Deakin University.
Greenall Gough, A. (1991). Greening the future for education: Changing curriculum content and school organisation. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 23, 559571.
Greenall Gough, A. (1993). Founders in environmental education. Geelong, Australia: Deakin University.
Hart, P. (2003). Teachers’ thinking in environmental education. New York: Peter Lang.
Hart, P. (2010). No longer a ‘little added frill’: The transformative potential of environmental education for educational change. Teacher Education Quarterly, 37, 1551177.
Huckle, J. (1983). Environmental education. In Huckle, J. (Ed.), Geographical education: Reflection and action (pp. 99111). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Huckle, J. (1986). Ten red questions to ask green teachers. Green Teacher, 1, 1115.
Huckle, J. (1988). Understanding Society and Nature in the Contemporary World. In Huckle, J. (Ed.), Global Environmental Education Programme—What we consume—Teacher's handbook (pp. 5064). Godalming, UK: The Richmond Publishing Co Ltd and WWF.
Huckle, J. (1990). Environmental Education: Teaching for a sustainable future. In Dufour, B. (Ed.), The new social curriculum: A guide to cross-curricular issues (pp. 150165). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Huckle, J. (1999). Locating environmental education between modern capitalism and postmodern socialism: A reply to Lucie Sauvé. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 4, 36145.
Jickling, B. (1992). Why I don't want my children to be educated for sustainable development. Journal of Environmental Education, 23, 58.
Jickling, B., & Spork, H. (1998). Education for the environment: A critique. Environmental Education Research, 4, 309327.
Malone, K. (2013). ‘The future lies in our hands’: children as researchers and environmental change agents in designing a child-friendly neighbourhood. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 18, 372395.
Orr, D. (1994). Earth in mind: On education, environment and the human prospect. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Papson, S. (2014). Scholars, intellectuals and bricoleurs. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 13, 377394.
Price, L. & Lotz-Sistka, H. (Eds.) (in press). Critical realism, environmental learning and social-ecological change. Oxford: Routledge.
Reid, A., & Scott, W. (2013). Identifying needs for environmental education research. In Stevenson, R., Brody, M., Dillon, J., & Wals, A. (Eds.), International handbook of research on environmental education (pp. 518528). New York: Routledge,.
Rickinson, M. (2001). Learners and learning in environmental education: A critical review of the evidence. Environmental Education Research, 7, 207320.
Robottom, I. (1984). Why not education for the environment? Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1, 1114.
Robottom, I. (1987). Environmental education: Practice and possibility. Geelong, Australia: Deakin University.
Robottom, I., & Hart, P. (Eds.). (1993). Research in environmental education: Engaging the debate. Geelong, Australia: Deakin University.
Sauvé, L. (1996). Environmental education and sustainable development: Further appraisal. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 1, 734.
Stevenson, R. (1987). Schooling and environmental education: Contradictions in purpose and practice. In Robottom, I. (Ed.), Environmental education: Practice and possibility (pp. 6982). Geelong, Australia: Deakin University.
Stevenson, R. (2007). Schooling and environmental/sustainability education: From discourses of policy and practice to discourses of professional learning. Environmental Education Research, 13, 265285.
Stevenson, R., Dillon, J., Wals, A. & Brody, M. (2013). The evolving characteristics of environmental education research. In Stevenson, R., Brody, M., Dillon, J., & Wals, A. (Eds.), International handbook of research on environmental education (pp. 512517). New York: Routledge.
Suave, L. (1996). Environmental education and sustainable development: A further appraisal. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 1, 734.
UNESCO-UNEP. (1976). The Belgrade Charter. Connect, 1, 6977.
UNESCO-UNEP. (1978). The Tbilisi Declaration. Connect, III, 19.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Australian Journal of Environmental Education
  • ISSN: 0814-0626
  • EISSN: 2049-775X
  • URL: /core/journals/australian-journal-of-environmental-education
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed