Reminder: WEEC Research Symposium 2017

This collaborative venture takes place on Monday 11th September in Vancouver, during the community outreach event slot in the program at WEEC. Further details will be posted at the link in due course; registration is vital for participation; see: bit.do/WEEC2017RS

The day will include plenary panels in the morning and afternoon, alongside participatory dialogues and a strategy workshop. The first half of the day will focus on trajectories of environmental education, through presentations and discussion that probe why the field of environmental education has become what it is, and where might it be heading. The second half of the day will focus on priorities for environmental education, through presentations and discussion that probe how to increase the contributions of research, policy, and strategy in advancing environmental education.

Short and provocative position papers from invited speakers will be pre‐circulated on the event themes. Registrants will be expected to have read the short position papers and come prepared to discuss them with their authors and other attendees.

Registration now open for the Research Symposium at NAAEE in Puerto Rico

On behalf of the organising committee, we’d like to encourage you to register for this exciting event, held October 17-18.

This year’s event will have 3 tracks for keynotes and concurrent sessions:

  1. Research challenges and opportunities at Tbilisi+40
  2. Intergenerational conversations about the past, present, and future of EE research
  3. Mainstays and innovations at the Research Symposium

Participants at the event can also join live eeHACK sessions to hack #enviroed, participate in the field session, “EE Research at El Yunque National Forest” or network at the research dinner.

Full details in the extract from the registration packet, and at the link. Follow the discussion online during the event via the eePRO research and evaluation group, and #NAAEE2017 on social media.

https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/conference

Reminder – call for abstracts for Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) – closing 15 June

EEASA takes place September 17-22, in Maun, Botswana.
Main Theme: Enhancing Quality Education through Environment and Sustainability Education in Southern Africa.
Abstracts can be submitted under the following sub themes:
– Mainstreaming ESE for quality education in the formal and informal education systems to achieve the SDGs
– Young people transforming lives, knowledge and human landscapes through ESE
– Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) as vehicle for building capacity for sustainable society for achievement of SDGs.
– Civil Societies mainstreaming ESE in the implementation of the SDGs
– ESE and Art-based approaches in ESE
– Integration of Indigenous Knowledge in all sectors
– The role of gender in the implementation of SDGs through ESE
– The role of Media in ESE for achievement of SDGs
– ESE access and sustainable harvesting of Natural Resources
– The role of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in achieving the SDGs
– Communities working with ESE to achieve the SDGs
– Understanding changing socio-ecological contexts through appropriate new research capacity (New research methods and theories)
Further details at the link.

http://ow.ly/lAS930c1HqI

EEASA 2017 – Call for abstracts

Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA)

  • Final Date for Submission 15 June 2017.

Main Theme: Enhancing Quality Education through Environment and Sustainability Education in Southern Africa.

Abstracts can be submitted under the following sub themes:

  • Mainstreaming ESE for quality education in the formal and informal education systems to achieve the SDGs
  • Young people transforming lives, knowledge and human landscapes through ESE
  • Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) as vehicle for building capacity for sustainable society for achievement of SDGs
  • Civil Societies mainstreaming ESE in the implementation of the SDGs
  • ESE and Art-based approaches in ESE
  • Integration of Indigenous Knowledge in all sectors
  • The role of gender in the implementation of SDGs through ESE
  • The role of Media in ESE for achievement of SDGs
  • ESE access and sustainable harvesting of Natural Resources
  • The role of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in achieving the SDGs
  • Communities working with ESE to achieve the SDGs
  • Understanding changing socio-ecological contexts through appropriate new research capacity (New research methods and theories)

Find out more at the website: EEASA 2017 – EEASA

Reminder – WEEC 2017 Call for Abstracts

Reminder – WEEC 2017 Call for Abstracts – due 30 April

Want to submit an abstract on a research project or perspective on one of the congress themes? Please visit http://ow.ly/Fubw30aMGIt to find out how.

If you select the strand, “Perspectives, Challenges and Innovation in Research”, presenters and participants are encouraged to share, reflect on and discuss the(ir) researching of environmental and sustainability education. A critical review of the research’s focus, design and outcomes – what has worked, what has not, on what grounds, and with what implications for the field of ESE research – is strongly encouraged.

Look out for special WEEC research-focused events too in and around the congress in Vancouver, or even propose your own to the event organisers … current listings on the WEEC website include the Research Symposium on 11 September, and “Walking the City: Interactions of Theory, People and Place” (14–15 September).

Please share this invitation with colleagues, and check out the WEEC website for more information, or for additional information, please visit https://eerjournal.wordpress.com/?s=WEEC.

Alan Reid & Nicole Ardoin (strand organisers)

Research Symposium at WEEC 2017

WEEC2017RS

Poster for Research Symposium, WEEC2017 – bit.do/WEEC2017RS

This day long workshop invites World Environmental Education Congress participants to revisit the question of what environmental education is, should be, and either might or must become.

Drawing on local to international perspectives, expert contributions and debate, we invite participants to re-engage this question at a critical juncture in the politics of the environment.

The workshop uses three distinct markers from historic to contemporary international policy developments to engage these questions:

First, it is 40 years since the UN’s Tbilisi Declaration on the framework, principles, and guidelines for environmental education at all levels. 

Second, since the end of the UN’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, environmental education has been positioned as central to a wide range of initiatives, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Action Programme, and Climate Change Education.

Third, on May 26, 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme secured over 200 national signatories to a resolution entitled, “Investing in human capacity for sustainable development through environmental education and training” during the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.

The workshop is for environmental educators, activists, scholars and researchers. It will include invited panels and participatory discussion sessions that: 

investigate how we understand environmental education, including its origins, turning points and contexts for development; 

debate key considerations from the past to present and into the future, from the worlds of practice, policy and scholarship; and 

strategize for impact across a diversity of possible approaches, new directions and future scenarios for the field. 

Places are strictly limited for congress delegates. Register for this thought-provoking workshop at the congress registration site

The schedule for the day is under development, and will be made available to those registered closer to the event. The day is being co-organised by Marcia McKenzie, Director of The Sustainability Education Research Institute – SERI, and Alan Reid, on behalf of the research and evaluation strand of WEEC2017, with sponsorship from The Sustainability and Education Policy Network and Environmental Education Research.

NB As the program for all ‘community outreach workshops’ will coincide with the theme of the Congress, these workshops will be free of charge for WEEC 2017 delegates.

Call for papers for 14th NAAEE research symposium out now!

“Imagine a World … Tbilisi+40”

What is our vision for the field? How can we best build on the past 40+ years to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and effective field? How do we uphold the values that support a healthier, equitable, and more sustainable future for all?

Our 46th Annual Conference will look ahead to imagine the type of world we want and how our field can help us achieve our vision.

As has happened every 10 years since the first International Conference on Environmental Education in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1977, environmental education leaders and practitioners from around the world will meet to reflect on progress in the field, share best practices, and create a positive path forward.

We look forward to imagining the type of world we want to create with you in Puerto Rico.

 

NAAEE’s annual Research Symposium brings together more than 150 new and experienced researchers from around the globe to explore the current state and future directions of environmental education research and to advance the use of practices proven to be effective.

The two-day Symposium facilitates discussion about ongoing research, fosters dialogue about research-community partnerships, and provides opportunities for graduate students and others to develop and expand their research skills.

In 2017, Symposium sessions will focus on three tracks:

– Research challenges and opportunities at Tbilisi+40
– Intergenerational conversations about the past, present, and future of EE
– Mainstays and innovations at the Research Symposium

Find out more at: https://naaee.org/conference
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https://naaee.org/…/call_for_presentations.research_symposi…