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Centre for Research in Education and the Environment (CREE)


Please see below for examples of publications by members of the Centre:



Technical and Vocational Education and Training:
An investment based approach

Stephen Gough

(2010) London: Continuum [208pp]

Gough & Stables
Sustainability and Security within Liberal Societies:
Learning to Live with the Future

Stephen Gough, Andy Stables

(2008) London: Routledge [148pp]

Participation and learning:
Perspectives on Education and the Environment

Reid, A., Jensen, B.B., Nikel, J. & Simovska, V. (Eds)

(2008) Springer [346pp]

Higher Education and Sustainable Development:
Paradox and possibility

Stephen Gough and William Scott

(2007) London: Routledge [208pp]

Key Issues in Sustainable Development and Learning
A Critical Review (Book of Readings)

Edited by: William Scott, Stephen Gough

(2003) Taylor and Francis [288pp]

Sustainable Development and Learning.
Framing the Issues

William Scott, Stephen Gough

(2003) Taylor and Francis [192pp]




Barratt Hacking E (1996) Novice teachers and their geographical persuasions International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 5 77-86

Barratt R & Barratt Hacking E (2000) Changing my locality: conceptions of the future Teaching Geography 25 17-22

Bishop KN & Scott WAH (1998) Deconstructing Action Competence: developing a case for a more scientifically-attentive environmental education Public Understanding of Science 7 225 - 236

Fien J, Scott WAH & Tilbury D (2001) Education and Conservation: lessons from an evaluation Environmental Education Research 7(4) 379-395

Fisher JA (2001) The demise of fieldwork as an integral part of science education in schools: a victim of cultural change and political pressure Pedagogy, Culture and Society 9(1) 75-96

Gough SR & Reid AR (2000) Guidelines for reporting and evaluating qualitative research: what are the alternatives? Environmental Education Research 6(1) 59-92

Gough SR & Scott WAH (2001) Curriculum Development and Sustainable Development: practices, institutions and literacies Educational Philosophy & Theory 33(2) 137-152

Gough SR, Scott WAH & Stables AWG (2000) Beyond O'Riordan: balancing anthropocentrism and ecocentrism International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 9(1) 36-47

Gough, S and Stables, A (2008) Sustainability, Security, Liberalism, Learning: framing the issues, in, Gough, S and Stables, A (eds) Sustainability and Security within Liberal Societies: Learning to Live with the Future, London: Routledge (Social and Political Thought series)

Gough SR, Walker KE & Scott WAH (2001) Lifelong Learning: Towards a Theory of Practice for Formal and Non-Formal Environmental Education and Training Canadian Journal of Environmental Education 6 178-196

Hindson J, Dillon J, Gough S, Scott W, & Teamey K (2001) Mainstreaming environmental education; A report with recommendations for DFID Field Studies Council, Shrewsbury

Reid AD (2000) How does a geography teacher contribute to pupils' environmental education? Canadian Journal of Environmental Education 5 327-344

Scott WAH (2002) Co-evolutionary Change Strategies for Sustainable Development: towards an analysis of significant factors International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 10(4) in press

Scott WAH & Reid AD (1998) The Revisioning of Environmental Education - a critical analysis of recent policy shifts in England and Wales Educational Review 50(3) 213 - 223

Scott WAH & Reid AD (2001) Exploring our responsibilities: a critical commentary on education, sustainability and learning Environmental Education 66 23-24

Stables, A. (2008) The Unnatural Nature of Nature and Nurture, Studies in Philosophy and Education (special edition, Environmental Concern and the Transformation of Knowledge)

Stables, A. (2008) Can ‘Sensibility’ be Re-‘Associated’? Reflections on T.S.Eliot and the possibility of educating for a sustainable environment, Ethics and Education

Stables, A. (2006) From Semiosis to Social Policy: the less trodden path, Signs Systems Studies 34/1, 121-134

Stables, A. (2004) Can Education Save the World? A response to David A. Gruenewald, Curriculum Inquiry 34/2, 233-240

Stables, A. (2001) Who Drew the Sky? Conflicting Assumptions in Environmental Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory 33/2, 245-256

Stables AWG & Bishop KN (2001) Weak and strong conceptions of environmental literacy: implications for environmental education, Environmental Education Research 7(1) 89-97

Stables, A and Gough, S (2006) Towards a Semiotic Theory of Choice and of Learning Educational Theory 56/3, 271-285

Stables AWG & Scott WAH (2002) The Quest for Holism in Education for Sustainable Development, Environmental Education Research 8(1) 53-60

Stables AWG & Scott WAH (2001) Post-Humanist Liberal Pragmatism: environmental education out of modernity, Journal of Philosophy of Education 35(2) 269-280

Stables AWG & Scott WAH (1999) Environmental Education and the Discourses of Humanist Modernity: redefining critical environmental literacy, Educational Philosophy & Theory 31(2) 145 - 155

Vare P and Scott WAH (2007) Learning for a change: exploring the relationship between education and sustainable development PDF. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 1(2)


Reports and Presentations

William Scott's report on research for the South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition (2010) Developing the Sustainable School: thinking the issues through

Published by the Sustainable schools and Academies Trust (2008): Leading Sustainable Schools and Raising Standards

William Scott, Environmental Education Research: thirty years on from Tbilisi Keynote Address to the 4th World Environmental Education Congress, Durban, July 2007

Reid, A, Nikel, J and Scott, W (2006) Indicators for Education for Sustainable Development, Conference Report, Anglo-German Foundation

CREE's submission to the The Sustainable Development Strategy Inquiry (2004)

CREE's submission to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee's enquiry on ESD (2003) - full government report here

William Scott's talk at the CEE November 2003 policy forum, Sustainable Development, Policy and Learning: exploring relationships

William Scott's address to the Research Commission, NAAEE, 32nd Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, on the role of peer review in assuring research quality, 2003

CREE and CEE's external evaluation report for DfES on Growing Schools - The Innovation Fund Projects (2002 - 2003)

Professor William Scott's Inaugural lecture, 2002, Sustainability and Learning: what role for the curriculum? PDF

Report to DfEE/QCA, SDEP Key Concepts Report to QCA (1998)


CREE Doctoral Theses

Stephen Sterling, Whole Systems Thinking as a Basis for Paradigm Change in Education: Explorations in the Context of Sustainability

Seyoung Hwang, Teachers’ stories of environmental education: blurred boundaries of professionalism, identity and curriculum