Start the week with the latest issue of the journal

Start the week with the latest issue of the journal

Environmental Education Research, Volume 22, Issue 8, November 2016 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

A sustainability education academic development framework (SEAD)
Sarah Holdsworth & Ian Thomas
Pages: 1073-1097 | DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1029876

Agencies, educators, communities and wildfire: partnerships to enhance environmental education for youth
Martha C. Monroe, Heidi L. Ballard, Annie Oxarart, Victoria E. Sturtevant, Pamela J. Jakes & Emily R. Evans
Pages: 1098-1114 | DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1057555

Separated and integrated perspectives on environmental, economic, and social dimensions – an investigation of student views on sustainable development
Teresa Berglund & Niklas Gericke
Pages: 1115-1138 | DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1063589

Bringing the jellyfish home: environmental consciousness and ‘sense of wonder’ in young children’s encounters with natural landscapes and places
Kari-Anne Jørgensen
Pages: 1139-1157 | DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1068277

Textbooks of doubt: using systemic functional analysis to explore the framing of climate change in middle-school science textbooks
Diego Román & K.C. Busch
Pages: 1158-1180 | DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1091878

List of Reviewers
Referees for Environmental Education Research 2016
Pages: 1181-1185 | DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2016.1226312


Weekend reading – Why do academics and PhDers carefully choose useless titles for articles and chapters?

Weekend reading – Why do academics and PhDers carefully choose useless titles for articles and chapters?

Six ways to get it wrong, and four steps to get it right.

Can environmental education increase student-athletes’ environmental behaviors?

Can environmental education increase student-athletes’ environmental behaviors?
– new EER Article Alert
Lauren E. Mullenbach & Gary T. Green
Pages: 1-18 | DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2016.1241218

Environmental education was incorporated within a mentoring program (i.e. treatment group) for student-athletes at the University of Georgia. These student-athletes’ environmental attitudes, behavioral intent, knowledge, self-efficacy, self-regulatory learning, motivation, and learning strategies were assessed before and after their environmental education mentoring program. Results indicated student-athletes in the treatment group improved their self-reported environmental behaviors (t(32) = 2.34, p = 0.03) and self-efficacy (t(32) = 2.07, p = 0.04). However, future research should seek to determine how traits of student-athletes, such as their gender and chosen sport, may impact their level of environmental literacy and any possible impacts due to their mentors’ environmental values.
Keywords: Environmental behavior, environmental education, student-athletes

Facilitating place-based environmental education through bird studies: an action research investigation

Facilitating place-based environmental education through bird studies: an action research investigation
– New EER Article Alert
Özge Keşapli Can, Jennie F. Lane & Armağan Ateşkan
Pages: 1-15 | DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2016.1233389

This study involved a workshop designed to support biology teachers in conducting birdwatching activities with their students and to promote place-based environmental education in Turkey. The instruments for collecting data were a workshop questionnaire and interviews. The findings revealed that initial response to the workshop was positive; participating teachers reported that the resources and strategies motivated them to conduct bird studies with students. They identified barriers and noted that the place-based education approach might help overcome many of these barriers. After the workshop, it became clear that participants’ initial intentions to integrate birdwatching into their lessons were challenged by lack of confidence and time. To gain deeper insights into the outcomes of the project, the project coordinator used action research strategies to reflect on her practice and reveal implications for her continued efforts to promote bird and environmental education. She kept a journal, used reiterative reflection, and content analysis to analyse workshop evaluations and interviews. The coordinator recognized potentials and challenges for facilitating birdwatching and environmental education as part of her teaching career. This study shares some of her efforts to provide ongoing support and emphasizes that facilitation of environmental education needs time, commitment, and passion.
Keywords: Action research, birdwatching, challenges to facilitation, teacher professional development, place-based education

NAAEE Research Symposium 2016

Check out the NAAEE Research Symposium 2016, getting underway in Madison today.

Many thanks to Ruth Kermish-Allen (Chair, NAAEE Research Special Interest Group
Chair, Research Symposium) and Nicole Ardoin (Chair-Elect, NAAEE Research
Special Interest Group Co-Chair, Research Symposium) for pulling this event together.

“We are so excited to have you join us in Madison, Wisconsin, for the Annual NAAEE Research Symposium, which draws colleagues from around the world. Over two days, this symposium provides an ideal venue to gather as a community, engage in boundary-pushing dialogue, and create the foundation of exciting environmental education (EE) research initiatives. We will explore new ideas and approaches, reflect on the evolution of our field, address complex problems, and cultivate collaborations through facilitated discussions, posters, workshops, and informal conversation. As you attend the sessions, we challenge you to consider how emerging issues, solutions, methods, and theories can inform current and future EE research. We are eager to hear your reflections throughout the symposium and during the closing plenary.”

Weekend reading – “Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article”

Weekend reading – “Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article”

Do one thing well.

Flatten the structure.

Say it once, say it right.

Try paragraph re-planning.

Make the motivation clearer.

Strengthen the argument tokens.

Improve the data and exhibits.

Read more on each at: