Young people envision the future of their local area: an explorative study from the Wet Tropics, Australia

Bohnet, Iris C., Gooch, Margaret, and Hickey, Ruth (2010) Young people envision the future of their local area: an explorative study from the Wet Tropics, Australia. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 9 (3). pp. 185-197.

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Abstract

In this article we present the results from an exploratory study conducted in the Wet Tropics in Australia. The study was initiated as part of a larger research program to support the development of a water quality improvement plan. Seven schools were invited to participate in this study. Students were asked to develop visions for the future of their local area. Results suggest that integrating a futures perspective into formal educational programs provides a mechanism to connect students with their local community and their local environment, and at the same time, encourages critical thinking and environmental citizenship beyond the classroom.

Item ID: 16680
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1533-0389
Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 01:41
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050203 Environmental Education and Extension @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960609 Sustainability Indicators @ 100%
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