Environmental Education Research

(The TQCC of Environmental Education Research is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Educating for resilience: parent and teacher perceptions of children’s emotional needs in response to climate change57
Making education for sustainable development happen in elementary schools: the role of teachers48
The effectiveness of education for sustainable development revisited – a longitudinal study on secondary students’ action competence for sustainability46
When screens replace backyards: strategies to connect digital-media-oriented young people to nature38
Teachers’ perspectives on sustainable development: the implications for education for sustainable development35
The views of teachers in England on an action-oriented climate change curriculum34
From childhood nature experiences to adult pro-environmental behaviors: An explanatory model of sustainable food consumption33
Participatory research on using virtual reality to teach ocean acidification: a study in the marine education community30
Scientists’ warnings and the need to reimagine, recreate, and restore environmental education30
Youth voice on climate change: using factor analysis to understand the intersection of science, politics, and emotion27
Climate change education and communication in global review: tracking progress through national submissions to the UNFCCC Secretariat27
Environmental learning in everyday life: foundations of meaning and a context for change27
Exploring the relationships between risk perception, behavioural willingness, and constructive hope in pro-environmental behaviour26
Enhancing children’s literacy and ecological literacy through critical place-based pedagogy26
Framing action in a youth climate change filmmaking program: hope, agency, and action across scales26
The implementation of the SDGs in universities: a systematic review26
Towards climate justice education: views from activists and educators in Scotland26
Environmental perceptions and pro-environmental behavior – comparing different measuring approaches25
Climate change education for transformation: exploring the affective and attitudinal dimensions of children’s learning and action25
Developing a relationship with nature and place: the potential role of forest school24
Teachers’ ESD self-efficacy and practices: a longitudinal study on the impact of teacher professional development24
Environmental education, age, race, and socioeconomic class: An exploration of differential impacts of field trips on adolescent youth in the United States24
Educating for hope and action competence: a study of secondary school students and teachers in England23
Environmental education policy of schools and socioeconomic background affect environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behavior of secondary school students22
The cranky uncle game—combining humor and gamification to build student resilience against climate misinformation21
Teaching about sustainability through inquiry-based science in Irish primary classrooms: the impact of a professional development programme on teacher self-efficacy, competence and pedagogy21
Sharing a place-based indigenous methodology and learnings21
Education for sustainability in early childhood education: a systematic review21
The political dimension in environmental education curricula: Towards an integrative conceptual and analytical framework19
Quantifying the long-term impact of zoological education: a study of learning in a zoo and an aquarium19
Mindfulness in education for sustainable development to nurture socioemotional competencies: a systematic review and meta-analysis19
Children in nature: exploring the relationship between childhood outdoor experience and environmental stewardship19
Influence of educator’s emotional support behaviors on environmental education student outcomes19
The outcomes of nature-based learning for primary school aged children: a systematic review of quantitative research17
Place-responsive Pedagogies in the Anthropocene: attuning with the more-than-human17
Ocean literacy gamified: A systematic evaluation of the effect of game elements on students’ learning experience17
Why is it important to protect the environment? Reasons presented by young children16
Learning to survive amidst nested crises: can the coronavirus pandemic help us change educational practices to prepare for the impending eco-crisis?15
Analysing the state of student participation in two Eco-Schools using Engeström’s Second Generation Activity Systems Model15
Textbooks and action competence for sustainable development: an analysis of Swedish lower secondary level textbooks in geography and biology15
A systematic literature review to identify evidence-based principles to improve online environmental education15
The influence of a teachers’ professional development programme on primary school pupils’ understanding of and attitudes towards sustainability14
Environmental consciousness, nature, and the philosophy of education : some key themes14
Colombia’s national policy of environmental education: a critical discourse analysis14
Energy literacy of high school students in Vietnam and determinants of their energy-saving behavior14
Actions for sustainable development through young students’ eyes14
Empowerment in outdoor environmental education: who shapes the programs?14
Classroom-based citizen science: impacts on students’ science identity, nature connectedness, and curricular knowledge13
‘We must urgently learn to live differently’: the biopolitics ofESD for 203013
Tensions, knots, and lines of flight: themes and directions of travel for new materialisms and environmental education13
New materialisms and environmental education: editorial13
‘I had no idea that greenwashing was even a thing’: identifying the cognitive mechanisms of exemplars in greenwashing literacy interventions12
Is climate change in the curriculum? An analysis of Australian urban planning degrees12
A comparison of California and Texas secondary science teachers’ perceptions of climate change12
Didactical dilemmas when planning teaching for sustainable development in preschool12
Community climate resilience and environmental education: Opportunities and challenges for transformative learning12
Knowledge and self-efficacy of youth to take action on climate change12
Integration of indigenous and local knowledge into sustainability education: a systematic literature review11
Climate change in public health and medical curricula in Australia and New Zealand: a mixed methods study of educator perceptions of barriers and areas for further action11
It’s about time: perceived barriers to in-service teacher climate change professional development11
Participation and why it matters: children’s perspectives and expressions of ownership, motivation, collective efficacy and self-efficacy and locus of control11
Encounters with climate change and its psychosocial aspects through performance making among young people11
The effect of information source on higher education students’ sustainability knowledge10
Prefiguring sustainable futures? Young people’s strategies to deal with conflicts about climate-friendly food choices and implications for transformative learning10
Development and validation of an instrument for measuring action competence in sustainable development within early adolescents: the action competence in sustainable development questionnaire (ACiSD-Q10
Recontextualising Education for Sustainable Development in pedagogic practice in Vietnam: linking Bernsteinian and constructivist perspectives10
A theoretical framework to address education for sustainability for an earlier transition to a just, low carbon and circular economy10
Middle school science teachers’ agency to implement place-based education curricula about local wildlife10
Towards a critical pedagogy of place for environmental conservation10
Measuring professional action competence in education for sustainable development (PACesd)10
Connectedness is in my character: the relationship between nature relatedness and character strengths10
Which approaches are associated with better outcomes? Evidence from a national study of environmental education field trip programs for adolescent youth in the United States10
Knowledge of global climate change among Czech students and its influence on their beliefs in the efficacy of mitigation action10
Scoping reviews: Their development and application in environmental and sustainability education research10
Multiple forms of engagement and motivation in ecological citizen science10
Contribution of an intergenerational sustainability leadership project to the development of students’ environmental literacy10
Environmental concern among Chinese youth: the roles of knowledge and cultural bias10
Understanding the research-policy relationship in ESE: insights from the critical policy and evidence use literatures10
Bureaucratic exercise? Education for sustainable development in Taiwan through the stories of policy implementers9
Environmental education and socio-ecological resilience in the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from educational action research9
Teaching environmental sustainability in China: opportunities and challenges for business and economics faculty in higher education9
Trainee teachers’ perceptions of outdoor education9
The research-policy relationship in environmental and sustainability education9
Community-as-pedagogy: environmental leadership for youth in rural Costa Rica9
An investigation of environmental awareness and practice among a sample of undergraduate students in Belize9
Justice in climate change education: a systematic review9
Learning with student climate strikers’ humour: towards critical affective climate justice literacies8
Dealing with global environmental change: the design and validation of the GEC attitude scale8
Investigating critical community engaged pedagogies for transformative environmental justice education8
Diversity in views as a resource for learning? Student perspectives on the interconnectedness of sustainable development dimensions8
Weather bodies: experimenting with dance improvisation in environmental education in the early years8
Sustainability in out-of-school science education: identifying the unique potentials8
Pre-school teaching for creative processes in education for sustainable development – invisible animal traces, purple hands, and an elk container8
Adaptive doctors in Australia: preparing tomorrow’s doctors for practice in a world destabilised by declining planetary health8
‘Learning for resilience’ as the climate changes: discussing flooding, adaptation and agency with children8
Thinking through making: junk paddles, distant forests and pedagogical possibilities8
Pandemic shift: Meeting the challenges of moving post-secondary environmental education online8
Secondary school students’ familiarity with animals and plants: hometown size matters7
Stewardship and beyond? Young people’s lived experience of conservation activities in school grounds7
Modelling pre-service science teachers’ pro-environmental behaviours in relation to psychological and cognitive variables7
Framing effect of environmental cost information on environmental awareness among high school students7
Environment and sustainability education research as policy engagement: (re-) invigorating ‘politics as potentia’ in South Africa7
Sustainability and the 2030 Agenda within schools: A study of school principals’ engagement and perceptions7
Textbooks of doubt, tested: the effect of a denialist framing on adolescents’ certainty about climate change7
“When I act consciously, I can see a brighter world around me”: preservice teacher readiness to support transformative sustainability learning7
An application of the transtheoretical model to climate change prevention: Validation of the climate change stages of change questionnaire in middle school students and their schoolteachers7
Environmental education leadership – the perceptions of elementary school principals as expressed in their drawings and explanations7
The secret language of flowers: insights from an outdoor, arts-based intervention designed to connect primary school children to locally accessible nature7
Using online tools in participatory research with adolescents to promote civic engagement and environmental mobilization: the WaterCircle (WC) project6
A systematic mixed studies review of civic engagement outcomes in environmental education6
Climate fiction and young learners’ thoughts—a dialogue between literature and education6
Extending the concept of pro-environmental action and behaviour: a binary perspective6
Development and validation of the education for sustainable development school organisation questionnaire6
National policy guidelines and early childhood sustainability education: an analysis of match and gaps in preschool curricula plans6
The effects of educator’s level of environmental literacy on their issue identification practices6
Developing sense of place through a place-based Indigenous education for sustainable development curriculum6
Youth, place, and educator practices: designing program elements to support relational processes and naturalist identity development6
Exploring the role of learning in sustainability transitions: a case study using a novel analytical approach6
Limits of caring: pre-service teachers’ reasons for not taking high-impact actions to mitigate climate change6
Citizenship education for environmental sustainability in Lebanon: public school teachers’ understandings and approaches6
Attitudes towards animal welfare in Portuguese students from the 6th and the 9th year of schooling: implications for environmental education6
Improving ESE policy through research-practice partnerships: Reflections and analysis from New York City6
Seeing climate change: psychological distance and connection to nature6
What effective design strategies do rural, underserved students in STEM clubs value while learning about climate change?6