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Coastal and marine studies in Australia: a workshop manual for teachers

Griffith University and the Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1997
ISBN 0 868 57872 X

Acknowledgements

The electronic publication of Coastal and Marine Studies in Australia: A Workshop Manual for Teachers was made possible through the co-operation of many people and organisations.

The Griffith University Centre for Innovation and Research in Environmental Education would like to express its appreciation to the Australian Association for Environmental Education, Marine Education Society of Australasia Inc., Macquarie University School of Education and Macquarie Research Ltd. for the faith extended to the Centre in inviting its staff to undertake this project as Stage 2 of the Coastal and Marine Schools Project, and for the research undertaken in Stage 1 which provided ideas and resources for many parts of the Stage 2 modules.

We would also like to thank the Portfolio Marine Group of Environment Australia (Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories) for their recognition of the vital importance of the professional development of teachers in any curriculum innovation. Appreciation is especially extended to Maria Simonelli and Belinda Willcocks (Public Affairs Branch) for their advice and support at all stages.

The original drafts and scientific bases for the modules were written by John Fien, Jo-Anne Ferreira, Vicki Keliher, Debbie Heck, Pauline Ross and Peggy O'Donnell. Several of the modules were based upon resources developed at the Griffith University Centre for Innovation and Research in Environmental Education on behalf of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development for the Learning for a Sustainable Environment: Innovation in Teacher Education through Environmental Education Project. The EE-Toolbox series developed by the National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training in the USA was, as always, a source of inspiration and ideas for professional development in environmental education.

The modules were developed through several drafts and were greatly improved by the helpful comments of members of the Project Reference Group and Stage 2 Project Steering Committee, participants in a project workshop at the joint national conference of the Australian Association for Environmental Education, and the Marine Education Society of Australasia in Hobart in January 1997, and by the members of both associations who participated in the peer review process. It is not possible to name everyone who provided advice in these review processes, but the assistance of Greg Hunt, Michael Mitchie, Karen Benn and John Farrell was always valuable and timely. Thank you to all who assisted.

Copyright Appreciations

Most of the workshops are supported by resources and readings for which many organisations have graciously provided permission for the reprinting of these materials. We would especially like to thank the following:

The artwork in the set of OHT masters was adapted from a variety of sources. These are acknowledged separately.

Every effort has been made to contact copyright holders. The Griffith University Centre for Innovation and Research in Environmental Education welcomes contacts from publishers to ensure that all possible supporting organisations are acknowledged in future editions of this manual.