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Changes in attitudes, beliefs and behaviour : a critical review of research into the impacts of environmental education initiatives

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by A Gralton, Mark SinclairMark Sinclair, Kenneth PurnellKenneth Purnell
This paper reviews research literature on the impact of environmental education iniatives on learners' attitudes, beliefs and behaviours. The review focuses on iniatives involving learners of all ages and school -aged learners in particular. The review shows two things. There is some evidence that environmental education iniatives are associated with changed beliefs and attitudes, and this is mainly in the short-term. There is little evidence that environmental education iniatives lead to behavioural change, especially in the longer term. The review concludes that there is a need for more and better research evidence that behavioural change in learners follows from involvement in environmental education.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

20

Issue

2

Start Page

41

End Page

52

Number of Pages

12

ISSN

0814-0626

Location

Geelong

Publisher

Australian Association for Environmental Education

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Australian journal of environmental education.