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Environmental learning: how BC teachers find and use resources


Cirkony, C, Environmental learning: how BC teachers find and use resources, Eco-Thinking, 1 pp. 1-20. ISSN 1925-6752 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Environmental educators draw from a variety of sources to guide their practice, from local organizations and venues, to print and online resources. This article examines how teachers find and use resources to inform their teaching practice. It draws from key findings from research exploring the practices of BC teachers and how they used a specific suite of resources that were developed to support the implementation of environmental education (Cirkony, 2012). These resources include the Environmental Learning and Experience (ELE) Interdisciplinary Guide, Curriculum Maps, and Videos. The results demonstrated that most teachers were aware of the ELE resources, with just over half using them. Those who used the resources did so to design lesson plans, apply an interdisciplinary approach to their teaching, and justify their practice. Of the three resources, teachers found the Interdisciplinary Guide the most helpful to their teaching practice. The findings are of interest to those who are looking to implement environmental learning in their teaching practice, or to develop related resources and professional development for teachers.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:environment, learning, teacher, resources
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cirkony, C (Dr Connie Cirkony)
ID Code:153748
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-10-04
Last Modified:2022-10-04

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