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Environ. Sci. Proc., 2022, iREEC 2022

The 2nd International Conference of International Researchers of the Education for Environmental Citizenship 2022

Online | 10–11 March 2022

Volume Editors:
Andreas Ch. Hadjichambis, Cyprus Centre for Environmental Research & Education (CYCERE), Cyprus
Pedro Reis, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Marie-Christine Knippels, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Audronė Telesiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Daphne Goldman, Beit Berl College, Israel
Demetra Paraskeva-Hadjichambi, Cyprus Centre for Environmental Research & Education (CYCERE), Cyprus
Jan Cincera, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Kateřina Jančaříková, University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Number of Papers: 22

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Cover Story (view full-size image): This volume of Proceedings gathers papers presented at the iREEC 2022, which was held as an online event on 10–11 March 2022. The purpose of iREEC 2022 is to contribute to advancing the [...] Read more.
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Editorial
Statement of Peer Review
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014021 - 12 Apr 2022
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In submitting conference proceedings to Environment Sciences Proceedings, the volume editors of the proceedings certify to the publisher that all papers published in this volume have been subjected to peer review administered by the volume editors [...] Full article

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Environmental Citizenship of Dutch Lower Secondary Students
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014002 - 01 Mar 2022
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To enable students to deal with sustainability issues, science education needs to provide tools to navigate sustainability issues, thus fostering Environmental Citizenship (EC) [...] Full article
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The Role of Education, Self—Reported Knowledge and Environmental Risk Perception in Disaster Preparedness
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014005 - 01 Mar 2022
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One of the dimensions of environmental citizenship is related to the understanding of the structural causes of environmental degradation and it also emphasizes the empowerment of citizens. With increasing threats from climate change impacts, the United Nations emphasizes the importance of local capacities [...] Read more.
One of the dimensions of environmental citizenship is related to the understanding of the structural causes of environmental degradation and it also emphasizes the empowerment of citizens. With increasing threats from climate change impacts, the United Nations emphasizes the importance of local capacities for environmental emergency preparedness. Research shows that education plays an important role in the level of disaster preparedness (for example, refs. [1,2]); moreover, environmental knowledge is an important factor for shaping public-sphere environmental behaviors (for example, ref. [3]). The aim of this presentation is to explore to what degree the level of education, environmental knowledge and risk perception influences the level of preparedness for environmental emergencies in Lithuania. Lithuania is one of the countries where climate change impacts have drastically increased during recent years; thus, it is important to research the role and preparedness of citizens to cope with related threats and to indicate knowledge gaps in the understanding of causal relations. This presentation uses data from two datasets, which are collected during the Risk-Space project in Lithuania: (1) the representative survey of Lithuanian population, conducted in 2020, with 2007 respondents in Lithuania; and (2) experts from municipalities in Lithuania, responsible for civil contingency. Conducted in 2021. Experts number 58 (out of 60) participated in the study. The items that are analysed in this presentation include the following: Independent variables include the perception of specific environmental risks (floods, forest fires, air pollution and water pollution), self-reported knowledge about environmental threats, and the level of education of the respondent; dependent variables include the level of preparedness of individual and municipality to cope with environmental emergencies. Results reveal that the self-reported level of disaster preparedness is critically low both evaluating the preparedness of the municipality where the respondent lives and the individual preparedness. The level of education and self-reported environmental knowledge is significantly positively correlated with the individual’s disaster preparedness level; however, they are not correlated with the evaluation of municipality preparedness. Full article
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Environmental Citizenship or Consumership—A Methodological Approach
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014007 - 02 Mar 2022
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This work deals with the proposal of a methodology for the survey of citizens’ attitudes in relation to their citizenship in light of the economic dimensions of environmental citizenship (EC). This is especially beneficial for university students, doctoral students and young researchers. The [...] Read more.
This work deals with the proposal of a methodology for the survey of citizens’ attitudes in relation to their citizenship in light of the economic dimensions of environmental citizenship (EC). This is especially beneficial for university students, doctoral students and young researchers. The design allows for quantitative data processing. Thus, closed questions are dominant. However, open questions may serve as an incentive to set up further research. Demographic questions (age, education, gender, residence, social status, etc.) are used to perform a contingency analysis. Relevant hypotheses will be tested with suitable statistical methods, depending on the method of sampling (random vs. intentional). How the respondents perceived the status of being a citizen shall be investigated using the semantic differential method—a pair of opposite adjectives on the value scale. The proposed pairs are: actual–outdated, active–passive, easy–hard, significant–meaningless, normal–subnormal, attractive–repulsive. The concepts of a global citizen [1,2] and “Environmental Citizen” defined by ENEC [3] point to the citizen as a mediator of change from the local to global level. Thus follows, especially within EU countries, the verification of whether citizenship is perceived as more “regional” (country affiliation) or more as “European”. This attitude can be further related to attitudes towards EU institutions. Based on the above definitions, we propose determining the involvement of respondents in civic activities (social and environmental level, etc.). The frequency of involvement is examined at set levels from “none” (through sporadic) to “permanent”. Barry [4] criticized firms and public bodies for adopting the language of EC as being motivated either by compliance with corporate environmental reporting or as evidence of a commitment to the concept of CSR. Here, encouraging employees to be environmental citizens is simply an integral part of corporate systems. Barry describes such EC as a part-time occupation—something one engages in during working hours [5]. Thus, we include a question focused on the transfer of habits and standards of behavior from the organization to civic life (the answers use a Likert-type scale). The potential transfer of habits can be at the following levels: ethical principles, responsibility for the environment, the ways of communicating with people, and the relationship with local communities. Moreover, the cultural environment specifics could be included. The next part focuses on which entities play an important role in environmental responsibility: the state (institutions); EU institutions; businesses; individuals (their civic activities); individuals (their consumer decisions). Considering the last two items, the awareness of citizenship is surveyed with regard to: having rights, having responsibility, and having an affiliation with society. From the consumer’s position, consumer rights, responsibility (for purchasing decisions), and belonging to a group of consumers are also examined. The respondents assess the extent to which their purchasing behavior is affected by: global trends, their own discretion, personalities or institutions, media, and local influences. Full article
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Concepts of Empowerment: The Role of Energy and Environmental Citizenship in the Energy Transition
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014009 - 03 Mar 2022
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This symposium brings together social science energy researchers working on gaining an understanding of the various social, economic and political dimensions of energy citizenship and how energy citizenship affects the clean-energy transition process across Europe. Representing six different countries (Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, [...] Read more.
This symposium brings together social science energy researchers working on gaining an understanding of the various social, economic and political dimensions of energy citizenship and how energy citizenship affects the clean-energy transition process across Europe. Representing six different countries (Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway and Turkey) the contributors each present cutting-edge scientific research activities that exemplify developments toward achieving energy citizenship and reflect on the overlaps and synergies with environmental citizenship. Full article

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Investigating the Participation Facets of Environmental Citizen Science Initiatives: A Systematic Literature Review of Empirical Research
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014001 - 25 Feb 2022
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Citizen science (CS) has shown tremendous popularity in recent years; however, there is still a lack of understanding of important aspects that determine citizens’ participation and involvement in CS initiatives. Although CS initiatives could serve as a means of promoting forms of participation [...] Read more.
Citizen science (CS) has shown tremendous popularity in recent years; however, there is still a lack of understanding of important aspects that determine citizens’ participation and involvement in CS initiatives. Although CS initiatives could serve as a means of promoting forms of participation that contribute to the democratization of science, limited attention is still being paid to the “citizen” component of the citizen science term. For this reason, a systematic literature review (SLR), aligned with the PRISMA methodology, was applied to empirical studies on citizens’ participation in environmental and nature-based CS initiatives established over the last two decades. The participatory aspect of the retrieved 119 CS initiatives was analysed on the basis of: (a) citizens’ participation and (b) environmental citizenship. Our findings show that the majority of the CS initiatives were mostly limited to the local scale, and they primarily followed the contributory model, in which volunteers were mostly treated as “data collectors”. Therefore, it is important to overcome barriers related to the design and implementation of CS that hinder citizens’ participation and, at the same time, to strengthen democratization through a more participatory engagement of active and aware citizens, thus promoting environmental citizenship. Full article
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European Green Deal and Environmental Citizenship: Two Interrelated Concepts
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014003 - 01 Mar 2022
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The world is facing an unprecedented global environmental crisis as environmental problems have been exacerbated in recent decades. Climate crisis, plastic pollution, and the loss of biodiversity are just some of the many environmental issues we are facing every day. Actions by citizens [...] Read more.
The world is facing an unprecedented global environmental crisis as environmental problems have been exacerbated in recent decades. Climate crisis, plastic pollution, and the loss of biodiversity are just some of the many environmental issues we are facing every day. Actions by citizens are central to EU plans to tackle the recent environmental crisis, to achieve the European Green Deal, and the EU 2050 strategy for a low (neutral) carbon Europe. Perhaps, more than any other previous environmental policy, the European Green Deal (EGD) has set participation and citizen engagement as one of its main priorities. Empowering citizens for transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe is one of the horizontal priority areas of the EGD (Thematic area 10: Empowering citizens for transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe Call). According to the EGD, the green transition must be just and inclusive and requires ambitious actions to engage people, communities, and organizations to bring about a fair and inclusive transition, leaving no-one behind. Such actions must promote change at the collective level through deliberation, as well as through research to foster behavioral and social change, and at an individual level by empowering citizens as “agents of change”. This is a fundamental aim of the recent conceptualization of Environmental Citizenship. Full article
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Change the Story, Learning to Make a Difference in Climate Crisis
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014004 - 01 Mar 2022
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We describe the results of the Italian piloting of Change the Story, a cross-European project that takes an innovative look at climate and citizenship education. The project developed resources to support teachers and pupils in creating digital narratives about the kind of world [...] Read more.
We describe the results of the Italian piloting of Change the Story, a cross-European project that takes an innovative look at climate and citizenship education. The project developed resources to support teachers and pupils in creating digital narratives about the kind of world they want as a response to the climate crisis, with the aim of both improving scientific enquiry and developing citizenship competences to actively contribute to building a climate-neutral society. Full article
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The Spatial Calibration of Environmental Citizenship: Identity Political Analysis of the Cycling Culture in a Small Provincial City
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 6; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014006 - 02 Mar 2022
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This paper discusses the adoption of the urban cycling culture in a northern provincial town of Joensuu by analysing interviews of cyclists and the opinion letters from the local newspaper in the centre/periphery frameworks. It highlights the spatial change of environmental agenda and, [...] Read more.
This paper discusses the adoption of the urban cycling culture in a northern provincial town of Joensuu by analysing interviews of cyclists and the opinion letters from the local newspaper in the centre/periphery frameworks. It highlights the spatial change of environmental agenda and, thus, the local conditions of environmental citizenship from the identity political perspective. Full article
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Competences and Capabilities: A Relevant Resignification in Education for Environmental Citizenship
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 8; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014008 - 04 Mar 2022
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This paper proposes elements for the re-signification of the concept of competences from the human capabilities approach proposed by Martha Nussbaum, within the framework of the proposal of education for environmental citizenship developed by the European Network for Environmental Citizenship. For this purpose, [...] Read more.
This paper proposes elements for the re-signification of the concept of competences from the human capabilities approach proposed by Martha Nussbaum, within the framework of the proposal of education for environmental citizenship developed by the European Network for Environmental Citizenship. For this purpose, the notions of competences and capabilities found in the book Conceptualizing Environmental Citizenship For 21st Century Education are analysed. From a more holistic perspective, the competences could integrate elements of reflection such as freedom of choice (with sensitivity to cultural pluralism), planning their lives (as part of environmental action planning), looking at the context of opportunities (linked to participation and action), emotional development, and the opportunity to enjoy pleasurable experiences. This document is part of the first author’s doctoral research at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional de Colombia. Full article
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Developing an Evidence-Based Educational Course for Environmental Citizenship
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014010 - 07 Mar 2022
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The current generation of high school students is faced with a vast torrent of information regarding current events and issues, and environmental issues tend to be among the more salient topics. The quality and veracity of the contents of the information often times [...] Read more.
The current generation of high school students is faced with a vast torrent of information regarding current events and issues, and environmental issues tend to be among the more salient topics. The quality and veracity of the contents of the information often times is dubious, and this illustrates the need to establish a reliable source of factual and politically neutral information regarding environmental issues; this can be conveniently accomplished by introducing education for environmental citizenship into the high school curriculum in a more systemic manner. Full article
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Students’ Action Competence for Sustainability and the Effectiveness of Sustainability Education
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 11; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014011 - 09 Mar 2022
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Scholarly attention has recently been increasingly focused on the concept of action competence for sustainability and its importance to promote environmental citizenship. Still, knowledge about the effects of sustainability education (SE) as an approach to teaching to foster students’ environmental citizenship in terms [...] Read more.
Scholarly attention has recently been increasingly focused on the concept of action competence for sustainability and its importance to promote environmental citizenship. Still, knowledge about the effects of sustainability education (SE) as an approach to teaching to foster students’ environmental citizenship in terms of action competence for sustainability, where SE could be defined by holism (the approach to the sustainability content) and pluralism (the approach to teaching). The aim of this study is therefore to contribute new knowledge of effects of SE on young people’s self-perceived action competence for sustainability (SPACS), through a longitudinal design. Our results show that SE as a teaching approach is effective in fostering environmental citizenship in terms of the important aspect of action competence for sustainability. Full article
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The Role of Environmental Journalism and Documentaries as a Means of Informal Education for Environmental Citizenship
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014012 - 09 Mar 2022
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The documentary is one of the genres most commonly used in Environmental Journalism to inform, educate and raise awareness among citizens about the conservation and defense of the environment. The objective of this paper is to analyze the role of documentaries as tools [...] Read more.
The documentary is one of the genres most commonly used in Environmental Journalism to inform, educate and raise awareness among citizens about the conservation and defense of the environment. The objective of this paper is to analyze the role of documentaries as tools for Informal Environmental Education, by means of case studies, in order to examine how they can contribute to Environmental Citizenship. The main conclusions that can be highlighted are that the in-depth treatment of the issues, showing the images that reflect the attacks against nature and using expert scientific sources make the public know the problems, reflect on them and develop a critical awareness. Full article
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Key Pedagogical Features and a Common Approach to Evaluate Education for Environmental Citizenship: An International Perspective
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014013 - 10 Mar 2022
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This paper presents various educational interventions aimed at promoting environmental citizenship, which were developed in three different European countries (Sweden, Belgium and Spain). The interventions differ in context, target group and educational setting (formal or non-formal) and were evaluated in terms of their [...] Read more.
This paper presents various educational interventions aimed at promoting environmental citizenship, which were developed in three different European countries (Sweden, Belgium and Spain). The interventions differ in context, target group and educational setting (formal or non-formal) and were evaluated in terms of their impact on participants’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. The results show significant differences between pre and post scores, with a positive impact on the behavioural dimension in all of the reported interventions. Finally, the interventions are discussed on the basis of key common pedagogical features aligned with the specialised literature. Full article
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Knowledge Use and Environmental Education in Hungarian School Gardens
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014014 - 10 Mar 2022
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Environmental education, as defined by Hadjichambis et al., is effective when it combines knowledge types as well as organizational and management forms. Formal, informal and non-formal education are mediators of other types of knowledge, and participants have different perceptual interests and intentions and [...] Read more.
Environmental education, as defined by Hadjichambis et al., is effective when it combines knowledge types as well as organizational and management forms. Formal, informal and non-formal education are mediators of other types of knowledge, and participants have different perceptual interests and intentions and motivations. This paper focuses on an example of a non-formal environmental education form. It presents and analyses the types of knowledge and the motivations for their use in environmental education in Hungary in the example of school gardens. Full article
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Environmental Citizenship of Students of Primary Education of a Greek University
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 15; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014015 - 11 Mar 2022
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Exploring environmental citizenship is very important in the context of environmental education and sustainability. Global environmental problems require citizens who are active, critical-minded and able to act as agents of change for society and the environment. Environmental citizenship was defined for the first [...] Read more.
Exploring environmental citizenship is very important in the context of environmental education and sustainability. Global environmental problems require citizens who are active, critical-minded and able to act as agents of change for society and the environment. Environmental citizenship was defined for the first time with the contributions of many experts in the framework of the COST-Enec network. This paper examines the level of environmental citizenship of undergraduate students of the Department of Primary Education at a Greek university with a recently published questionnaire. Findings regarding the correlation with demographics (gender, year of study and place of origin (urban/rural) are reported. Full article
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A Liable Gender Approach in Environmental Grind in Albania
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014016 - 14 Mar 2022
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Albania has only begun to address environmental and sustainable development issues as recently as the 1990s. The environment has received the attention of consecutive governments that drafted the relevant legislation based on EU experience, ratified several conventions, and signed international agreements. Meanwhile, the [...] Read more.
Albania has only begun to address environmental and sustainable development issues as recently as the 1990s. The environment has received the attention of consecutive governments that drafted the relevant legislation based on EU experience, ratified several conventions, and signed international agreements. Meanwhile, the national environment strategy and plan were approved, while environmental and sustainable development elements became cross-cutting issues. A particular aspect in the environmental legal framework is the gender aspect. This is relevant in contemporary society due to climate change, land degradation, and biodiversity conservation. All of these require gender attention and new environmental planning methods. This paper aims to analyze the implementation of the environmental legal framework through the gender perspective and gender roles. Full article
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Construct of Youth Environmental Citizenship among International Large-Scale Educational Studies
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014017 - 16 Mar 2022
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Environmental citizenship has become an integral element of civic and citizenship education curricula, both globally and at the European level. Previous analysis provided important evidence that environmental-citizenship education practice in Nordic schools has a significant positive association with heightened attitudes and magnified behaviours [...] Read more.
Environmental citizenship has become an integral element of civic and citizenship education curricula, both globally and at the European level. Previous analysis provided important evidence that environmental-citizenship education practice in Nordic schools has a significant positive association with heightened attitudes and magnified behaviours among students toward environmental actions now and in the future. This paper starts with critiques on the strengths and limitations of ICCS 2016 data measures of youth environmental citizenship, and then it provides an overview of measures applied in a few other large-scale international studies such as PISA 2015 and PISA 2018. At the end, we present a measurement proposal on environmental citizenship through combining the measures from these studies. Full article
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Proceeding Paper
Video Annotations for the Development of Environmental Citizenship during Initial Teacher Education
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014018 - 21 Mar 2022
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The social and environmental issues facing society call for changes in educational approaches. The massive use of video as a resource for dissemination on social networks calls for further analysis and reflection in education. A video analysis activity using annotations with the CoAnnotation.com [...] Read more.
The social and environmental issues facing society call for changes in educational approaches. The massive use of video as a resource for dissemination on social networks calls for further analysis and reflection in education. A video analysis activity using annotations with the CoAnnotation.com platform to develop environmental citizenship is presented. In total, 104 preservice elementary teachers participated in work at Malaga University (Spain). The examined socio-scientific issue was related to illegal mining in Venezuela. Students were able to identify environmental, health, and cultural issues, in this order. The video annotation helped discuss and map a socio-scientific problem to facilitate the analysis of its complexity. Full article
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Proceeding Paper
The Impact of a General Elective Course on Sustainability of the Environmental Citizenship of Undergraduate Students
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014019 - 04 Apr 2022
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The aim is to evaluate the effect of a sustainable development-oriented course on the environmental citizenship attributes of undergraduate students at a technical university. We discuss the pedagogical and didactic aspects of the course and its linkages to sustainable development education, define the [...] Read more.
The aim is to evaluate the effect of a sustainable development-oriented course on the environmental citizenship attributes of undergraduate students at a technical university. We discuss the pedagogical and didactic aspects of the course and its linkages to sustainable development education, define the elements of the educational intervention, and present the case study from Kaunas University of Technology. The presentation discusses results from a randomized pre-group –post-group quasi-experimental survey. The results prove the positive effect of the studied educational intervention on the environmental citizenship of undergraduate students. Full article
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Proceeding Paper
Education for Environmental Citizenship: A Master’s Course Incorporating International Collaboration
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014020 - 08 Apr 2022
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Education for environmental citizenship (EEC) is a crucial component of the effort to promote societies that are aware of sustainable lifestyles and able and motivated to adopt them, and such education is acknowledged as a key component within the discourse around 21st-century global [...] Read more.
Education for environmental citizenship (EEC) is a crucial component of the effort to promote societies that are aware of sustainable lifestyles and able and motivated to adopt them, and such education is acknowledged as a key component within the discourse around 21st-century global processes. A global trend calling for the incorporation of environmental and sustainability education in formal and nonformal educational systems is becoming increasingly prevalent. In line with this global trend, the present paper presents a course that will be conducted within the framework of the Master’s programs at Beit Berl College in cooperation with international partners (lecturers, students). The course incorporates the ENEC’s (COST action) conceptualization of EC and EEC, including the pedagogical model developed within ENEC. The course has the potential to have a wide impact on educational practice and curriculum in the field (both formal and non-formal). Full article
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Proceeding Paper
Fostering Education of Environmental Citizenship through Food Living Labs
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2022, 14(1), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2022014022 - 21 Jun 2022
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The human food system is complex; has significant social and environmental impact; and raises questions around identity and culture. This mix of individual, collective, public, private and environmental concerns, positions Environmental Citizenship central to food system transformation. We discuss three ‘FUSILLI’ food living [...] Read more.
The human food system is complex; has significant social and environmental impact; and raises questions around identity and culture. This mix of individual, collective, public, private and environmental concerns, positions Environmental Citizenship central to food system transformation. We discuss three ‘FUSILLI’ food living labs—a food waste NGO; a venue for creative experimentation of alternative food practices; and a forest-based library. These living labs use participatory research through design to place citizens at the forefront of change processes. We analyse them using the model of Education for Environmental Citizenship to consider how they foster EC and thereby sustainable food system transformation. Full article
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