Children's understanding of sustainability in their home and kindergarten

Sageidat, Barbara & Davis, Julie M. (2014) Children's understanding of sustainability in their home and kindergarten. Journal of the Comenius Association, 23, pp. 9-10.

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This article presents an ongoing study within early childhood education for sustainability at the Department for Early Childhood Education in Stavanger, in collaboration with the School of Early Childhood, Queensland University of Technology, in Brisbane, Australia. The study commenced in 2014, and will compare the responses to interviews of young children (4-5 years) in Brisbane with those of children in Stavanger, in order to find out ways to enhance learning about sustainability topics, to identify which kind of environmental/sustainability activities are memorable for young children, and to obtain mutual inspiration about early childhood education for sustainability from the different countries.

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ID Code: 79691
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: early childhood education, preschools, kindergarten, environmental education, sustainability, education for sustainable development
ISSN: 2033-4443
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Education and Extension (050203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2015 01:33
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2015 05:53

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