Professor at the Université de Moncton and Director of the Littoral et Vie Research Group
Dr Diane Pruneau is a Professor at the Université de Moncton, in Canada. Specialized in environmental education, she is the Director of the Littoral et Vie Research Group, that conducts various research projects and pedagogical interventions in environmental education. The research group’s objective is to educate adults and young people to environmental subjects to help them become aware of the state of their environment and to accomplish environmental actions. Dr Pruneau’s research programs have dealt with the understanding of the link people have with their environment, health and environmental education, climate change education, teaching science in a minority language community, sustainability competences and the use of design thinking in environmental education.
Examples: research projects
Experimentation of a pedagogical model that facilitates the person-group-society-environment relationship
Study of the evolution of students’ ideas on climate change
The process of change experienced by people during the attempts at new pro-environmental behaviours
Pedagogical strategies that improve young people’s decision making capacities in environment
Study of environmental leaders’ competencies
The use of design thinking for accompanying people in adaptation to climate change and other environmental problems.