An exploration of future trends in environmental education research

Ardoin, Nicole M., Clark, Charlotte, and Kelsey, Elin (2013) An exploration of future trends in environmental education research. Environmental Education Research, 19 (4). pp. 499-520.

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This article describes future trends in environmental education (EE) research based on a mixed-methods study where data were collected through a content analysis of peer-reviewed articles published in EE journals between 2005 and 2010; interviews with experts engaged in EE research and sustainability-related fields; surveys with current EE researchers; and convenings with EE researchers and practitioners. We discuss four core thematic findings: (1) EE researchers are highlighting the importance of collective and community learning and action; (2) EE researchers are placing increased emphasis on the intersection of learning within the context of social–ecological communities (e.g. links between environmental quality and human well-being); (3) a pressing need exists for research conducted with urban and diverse populations; and (4) research around social media and other information technologies is of great interest, yet currently is sparse.

Item ID: 29290
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-5871
Keywords: environmental education research, research agenda, mixed methods, interviews, content analysis, global trends
Funders: S.D. Betchel, Jr. Foundation
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 05:26
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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