Culture and Environment

Weaving New Connections


The inspiration for this book arose out of a large international conference: the ninth World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) organized under the theme of Culture/Environment. Similarly, the theme for this book focuses on the Culture/Environment nexus. The book is divided into two parts: Part 1 consists of a series of research studies from an eclectic selection of researchers from all corners of the globe. Part 2 consists of a series of case studies of practice selected from a wide diversity of K-Postsecondary educators. The intent behind these selections is to augment and highlight the diversity of both cultural method and cultural voice in our descriptions of environmental education practice. The chapters focus on a multi-disciplinary view of Environmental Education with a developing view that Culture and Environment may be inseparable and arise from and within each other. Cultural change is also a necessary condition, and a requirement, to rebuild and reinvent our relationship with nature and to live more sustainably. The chapters address the spirit of supporting our praxis, and are therefore directed towards both an educator and researcher audience. Each chapter describes original research or curriculum development work.

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David Zandvliet, Ph.D. (1999), is an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. An experienced researcher, he publishes widely in the field of learning environments research. His interests focus on science, environmental and indigenous forms of education.
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1. Culture and Environment: Weaving New Connections
David B. Zandvliet

Part 1

2. A Methodological Approach to the Study of Environmental Education through Drawings
Antonio Fernández Crispín, Marisela de Niz Robles, Verónica Ruíz Pérez, Norma A. Hernández and Javier Benayas del Álamo
3. Paradigms in the Relationship between Human Beings and Nature in the Andes
Germán Vargas Callejas
4. Using a Digital Picture Book to Promote Understanding of Human-Wildlife Conflict
Shiho Miyake
5. Examining the Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Sustainable Living in the North Rupununi (Guyana)
Paulette Bynoe
6. How Many Butterflies Will Lose Their Habitats? Communicating Biodiversity Research Using the Example of European Butterflies
Karin Ulbrich, Elisabeth Kühn, Oliver Schweiger and Josef Settele
7. The Agroecological Movement in Galicia (Spain)
Kylyan M. Bisquert and Pablo Á. Meira
8. The Sacred Sites of Dan Populations in Côte d’Ivoire: Environmental Conservation Factors
Dien Kouaye Olivier
9. From the Bubble to the Forest: Nature School Environmental Education
Barry Wood
10. Developing and Motivating Young Leaders for Sustainability: A Developmental Framework
Patricia Armstrong and Annette Gough

Part 2

11. Teaching Global Indigenous Content to Young Learners
Sophia Hunter and Carolynn Beaty
12. Climate Change and Agricultural Production: Hands-on Active Classroom Learning in Estonia
Margit Säre
13. Outdoor Education in the Slovenian School System Supports Cultural and Environmental Education
Darja Skribe Dimec
14. Environmental Power Plant Project: Environmental Education in a Conservation Area
Micheli Kowalczuk Machado, Estevão Brasil Ruas Vernalha and João Luiz Hoeffel
15. A Pilot Program on Avifauna in French Guiana
Judith Priam and Jean-Pierre Avril
16. Renewable Energies: A Thematic Connection between Subjects
Nelson Arias Ávila, Verónica Tricio Gómez, Jessica Mayorga Buchelly and Jenny Ortega Vásquez
17. The Environmental Sustainability Game
Mauricio Guerrero Alarcon, Olivia Leon Valle and Alfonso Rivas Cruces
18. Drawing Meaning from Nature: Observation, Symbols and Stories
Zuzana Vasko and Robi Smith
19. Youth Engagement for Environmental Education and Sustainable Lifestyles
Brian Olewe Waswala, Otieno Nickson Otieno and Jared Buoga
20. Case Studies for Maintaining and Enhancing Urban Greenery
Kieu Lan Phuong Nguyen, Ho-Wen Chen, Khanh Ly Le and Xuan Hoan Nguyen
21. Integrating Teaching and Learning Around the Seven Sustainable Development Goals of the Well-Being of Future Generations Act 2015 (Wales)
Carolyn S. Hayles
22. Sustainable Education: Essential Contributions to a ‘Quadruple Helix’ Interaction and Sustainable Paradigm Shift
Dirk Franco, Alain De Vocht, Tom Kuppens, Hilda Martens, Theo Thewys, Bernard Vanheusden, Marleen Schepers and Jean Pierre Segers
23. Communicating about Greater Burlington Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (GBRCE) with Sustainability Stories
Thomas R. Hudspeth
24. Ecomuseums in Saskatchewan: Viewing Networks and Partnerships through a Regional and Project-Specific Lens
Adela Tesarek Kincaid, Glenn C. Sutter and Anna M. H. Hall
25. Weaving Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Indigenous Youth Education: A Case Study in an Indigenous Rice Paddy Cultural Landscape, Taiwan
Kuang-Chung Lee
26. Discovering Nature in the Technological Age
Dylan Leech
This book will be of interest to teachers, informal educators, and academics interested in the implicit connections between culture, diversity and environmental education research