For the MSc part of the project before MASC became a charity I (Joy) did a lot of reading. I have included the reference list from my dissertation here in case anyone might find it useful when learning about any of the issues such as palm oil consumption, primate conservation, environmental education and theatre in education. I try to update the list when I find new, useful resources and appreciate input from anyone who has any useful links/papers so feel free to contact me (Joy).

Palm oil

  • Armstrong, L. (2009) WWF accuses RSPO of hypocrisy over sustainable palm oil pledge. [online] at: on 19th June 2010.
  • Benjumea, P., Agudelo, J., Agudel, A. (2008) Basic properties of palm oil biodiesel–diesel blends. 87 (10-11) 2069-2075.
  • Buckland, H. (2007) The oil for ape scandal: How palm oil is threatening the orang-utan. London: Friends of the Earth Trust.
  • Dying for a Biscuit. Panorama . BBC. February 2010.
  • Fitzherbert, E. B., Struebig, M. J., Morel, A., Danielsen, F., Brühl, C. A., Donald, P. F., Phalan, B. (2008) How will oil palm expansion affect biodiversity? Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23 (10) 538-545.
  • Koh, L. P., Wilcove, D. S. (2008) Oil palm: disinformation enables deforestation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 24 (2)67-68.
  • Nellemann, C., Miles, L., Kaltenborn, B. P., Virtue, M., Ahlenius, H. (Eds) (2007) The last stand of the orangutan – State of emergency: Illegal logging, fire and palm oil in Indonesia’s national parks. United Nations Environment Programme.Norway: GRID-Arendal.
  • Pan, A. (2008) Research Report on China's Palm Oil Market. Beijing: Create Space.
  • Reijnders, L., Huijbregts M.A.J. (2008) Palm oil and the emission of carbon-based greenhouse gases. Journal of
    Cleaner Production. 16 477-482.
    RSPO (2010) Members of RSPO [online] at: on 25th May, 2010.
  • Spelman, C. (2010) We must reap the benefits of palm oil, but manage the environmental costs. The Guardian.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (2006) Palm Oil Continues to Dominate Global Consumption in 2006/07. Press release.[online] at: on 22nd June 2010.
  • Wilson, T. (2010) Submission to the Senate Community Affairs inquiry into the Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling – palm oil) Bill 2009. Canberra: Institute of Public Affairs.

Primate conservation

  • Buckland, H. (2007) The oil for ape scandal: How palm oil is threatening the orang-utan. London: Friends of the Earth Trust.
  • Campbell, G. (2006) Looking for the Roloway Monkey in the Fazao-Malfakassa in Togo. CEPA Magazine. 14.
  • Cheney, D. L., Seyfarth, R. M. (1985) Vervet monkey alarm calls: manipulation through shared information? Behaviour. 94 (1) 150-166.
  • ISIS (2010) ISIS species holdings [online] at: on 17th May, 2010.
  • IUCN (2010) IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. [online] at: on 15th May, 2010.
  • Kavanagh, M. (1983) Birth Seasonality in Cercopithecus aethiops: A social advantage from sycnchrony? In P. K. Seth, (Ed.) Perspectives in Primate Biology. New Dehli: Today and Tomorrow's Printers. 89-98.
  • Leader-Williams, N., Dublin, H. T. (2002) Charismatic megafauna as 'flagship species' In A. Entwistle, N. Dunstone (Eds.) Priorities for the conservation of mammalian diversity: Has the panda had its day? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Madagascar Films (2005, 2005, 2008) Film Series. Directors: Darnell, E., McGrath, T. Dreamworks SKG: USA.
  • McGraw, W. S., Oates, J. F. (2002). Evidence for a surviving population of Miss Waldron’s red colobus. Oryx. 36 (3) 223.
  • McGraw, W. S., Oates, J. F. (2008) Roloway Guenon in Eds. Mittermeier, R. A., Wallis, J., Rylands, A. B., Ganzhorn, J. U., Oates, J. F., Williamson, E. A., Palacios, E., Heymann, E. W., Kierulff, M. C. M., Long Yongcheng, Supriatna, J., Roos, C., Walker, S., Cortés-Ortiz, L. Schwitzer, C. (2009) Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates 2008-2010. IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group (PSG), International Primatological Society (IPS) and Conservation International (CI). Arlington, VA.
  • Nellemann, C., Miles, L., Kaltenborn, B. P., Virtue, M., Ahlenius, H. (Eds) (2007) The last stand of the orangutan – State of emergency: Illegal logging, fire and palm oil in Indonesia’s national parks. United Nations Environment Programme.Norway: GRID-Arendal.
  • Nijman, V. (2009) An Assessment of Trade in Gibbons and Orang-utans in Sumatra, Indonesia. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia.
  • Oates, J. F., Abedi-Lartey, M., McGraw, W. S., Struhsaker, T. T., Whitesides, G. H. (2000) Extinction of a West African Red Colobus Monkey. Conservation Biology. 14 (5) 1526-1532.
  • Oates (2010) Primates of West Africa: Pocket Identification Guide. Arlington: Conservation International.
  • Roberts, D. L., Kitchener, A. C. (2006) Inferring extinction from biological records: Were we too quick to write off Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus Monkey (Piliocolobus badius waldronae)? Biological Conservation. 128 (2) 285-287.
  • Rowe, N. (1996) The Pictorial Guide To The Living Primates. Charlestown: Pogonias Press. p156.
  • WAPCA (2010) WAPCA Background [online] at: on 30th January, 2010.

Environmental education

  • Clayton, S., Fraser, J., Saunders, C. D. (2009) Zoo experiences: conversations, connections, and concern for animals.Zoo Biology. 28 (5) 377-397.
  • Huckle, J., Sterling, S. (Eds) (1996) Education for Sustainability. Oxford: Earthscan. 123-135.
  • Grundy, L. and Simpkin, B. (1996) Working with the Youth Service. In J. Huckle, S. Sterling, (Eds.) Education forSustainability. Oxford: Earthscan. 123-135.
  • Jensen, B. B. (2002) Knowledge, Action and Pro-environmental Behaviour. Environmental Education Research. 8 (3) 325 – 334.
  • Orams, M. B. (1999) The effectiveness of environmental education: can we turn tourists into "greenies'? Progress in Tourism and Hospitality Research. 3 (4) 295-306.
  • Palmer, J. Neil, P. (1998) The Handbook of Environmental Education. London Routledge.
  • Symons, G. (1996) in (Eds) Huckle, J. and Sterling, S. Education for Sustainability. Earthscan: Oxford.
  • Uzzell, D., Davallen, J., Fontes, P. J., Gottesdiener, H., Jensen, B. B., Kofoed, J., Uhrenholdt, G. and Vognsen, C. (1994) Children as catalysts of environmental change: Report of an investigation on environmental education. Final Report. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Webber, A. (2002) Are Wildlife Programmes Broadcast on Television Effective at Producing Conservation? Report for Filmmakers For Conservation.
  • Western, D., Strum, S. C., Wright, R. M. (1994) Natural connections: perspectives in community-based conservation.Washington: Island Press.

Theatre in education

  • Adamenko, K. (2003) Reaction Tactics: Redefining Postmodern Spectator Response and Expectations. In S. Kattwinkel, (Ed.) Audience participation: essays on inclusion in performance. Westport: Praeger. 15-22.
  • Boal, A. (1985) Theatre of the Oppressed. New York: Theatre Communications Group.
  • Bräuer, G. (2002) Body and language: Intercultural learning through drama. Westport: Ablex Printing.
  • Connelly, F. M., Clandinin, D. J. (1990) Stories of Experience and Narrative Inquiry. Educational Researcher. 19 (5) 2-14.
  • Hobgood, B. M. (1970) The Concept of Experiential Learning in the Arts. Educational Theatre Journal, 22 (1) 43-52.
  • Jackson, T. (1980) Learning through Theatre: Essays and Casebooks on Theatre in Education. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Jackson, T. (1993) Learning Through Theatre: New perspectives on theatre in Education. London: Routledge.
  • McCaslin, N. (2000) Creative drama in the classroom and beyond. Paris: Lavoisier.
  • Perry, C. L., Komro, K. A., Dudovitz, B., Veblen-Mortenson, S., Jeddeloh, R., Koele, R., Gallanar, I., Farbakhsh, K., Stigler, M.H. (1999) An Evaluation of a Theatre Production to Encourage Non-Smoking among Elementary Age Children : “2 Smart 2 Smoke”. Tobacco Control, 8, (2) 169-174.

Theatre in environmental education

  • Cless, D. (1996) Eco-Theatre, USA: The Grassroots Is Greener. The Drama Review. 40 (2) 79-102.
  • Passingham, S. (2002) Vanuatu - Turtles, Trees, Toilets and Tourists: Community theatre and environmental education. In D. Tilbury, R. B. Stevenson, J. Fien, D. Schreuder (Eds.) Education and sustainability: responding to the global challenge. Cambridge: IUCN.
  • Takem, J.T. (2005) Theatre and Environmental Education: Case Studies from Cameroon. Bayreuth: Bayreuth African Studies.

Learning/developmental psychology

  • Anderson, D., Piscitelli, B., Weier, K.., Everett, M., Tayler, C. (2010) Children’s Museum Experiences: Identifying Powerful Mediators of Learning. Curator:The Museum Journal. 45 (3) 213-231.
  • Anderson, R. C. (1994) Role of the Reader's Schema in Comprehension, Learning, and Memory : Theoretical models and processes of reading. International Reading Association.
  • Bärgers, T., Sarin, R. (1995) Learning Through Reinforcement and Replicator Dynamics.
  • Holton, E. F., Baldwin, T. T. (2003) Making transfer happen: an action perspective on learning transfer systems In E.F. Holton, T. T. Baldwin (Eds.) Improving learning transfer in organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 3-15.
  • Fleming, N., and Baume, D. (2006) Learning Styles Again: VARKing up the right tree!, Educational Developments, SEDA Ltd, Issue 7.4, Nov. 2006, p4-7.
  • Gardner, H. (1999). Intelligence reframed. New York: Basic Books.
  • Godwin-Jones, B. (2005) Messaging, Gaming, Peer-to-Peer Sharing: Language Learning Strategies & Tools for the Millennial Generation. Language Learning & Technology. 9 (1) 17-22.
  • Grabinger, R. S., Dunlap, J. C. (1995) Rich environments for active learning: A definition. ALT-J. 3 (2) 5-34.
  • Healy, A. F., Havas, D. A., & Parkour, J. T. (2000). Comparing serial position effects in semantic and episodic memory using reconstruction of order tasks. Journal of Memory and Language, 42, 147-167.
  • Kember, D. (1996) The intention to both memorise and understand: Another approach to learning? Higher Education. 31 (3) 341-354.
  • Lewis, K., Lange, D., Gillis, L. (2005) Transactive Memory Systems, Learning, and Learning Transfers. Organization Science. 16 (6) 581-598.
  • Linnenbrook, E. A., Pintrich, P. R. (2003) The Role of Self-efficacy Beliefs in Student Engagement and Learning in the classroom. Reading and Writing Quarterly. 19 (2) 119-137.
  • Maiden, N., Sutcliffe, A. (1992) Exploiting reusable specifications through analogy. Communications of the ACM. 35 (4).
  • Parajes, M. F. (1992) Teachers’ Beliefs and Educational Research: Cleaning Up a Messy Construct. Review of
    Educational Research. 62 (3) 307-332.
  • Piaget, J. (1964) Development and Learning. In R. E. Ripple, V. N. Rockcastle (Eds.) Piaget rediscovered. New York:Basic Books 7-22.
  • Piaget, J. and Inhelder, B. (1969) The Psychology of the child. New York: Basic Books.
  • Rose, J. (2009) Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum: Final Report. Nottingham: DCSF Publishing.
  • Schewe M L (2002) Teaching Foreign Language literacy: Tapping the students bodily-kinetic intelligence. In G. Bräuer (Ed.) Body and language: Intercultural learning through drama. Westport: Ablex Printing.
  • Shepard, R.J. (1997) Curricular Physical Activity and Academic Performance. Pediatric Exercise Science. 9 (2) 113 – 126.
  • Smith, P. K. (1988) Children’s play and its role in early development: A re-evaluation of the ‘Play Ethos’. In: Pellegrini A.D. (Ed) Psychological Bases for Early Education. New York: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 207-226.
  • Swan, K. (2003). Learning effectiveness: what the research tells us. In Bourne, J., Moore, J. C. (Eds) Elements of Quality Online Education, Practice and Direction. Needham, MA: Sloan Center for Online Education, 13-45.
  • UNESCO (2010) Non-violence education: Complimentary colours. [online] at: on 13th May, 2010.


  • Orne, M. T., (1962) On the social psychology of the psychological experiment: With particular reference to demand characteristics and their implications. American Psychologist. 17 (11) 776-783.
  • Vygotsky, L. S. (1986) Thought and language (revised edition). Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Zimbardo, P. G. (1991) The Psychology of Attitude Change and Social Influence. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Pester power/marketing

  • Franz, C. (2003) How Color Attracts Your Target Market. Abundance center [online] at: on 12th May, 2010.
  • McDermott, L., O'Sullivan, T., Stead, M., Hastings, G. (2006) International food advertising, pester power and its effects. International Journal of Advertising. 25 (4) 513–539
  • Nicholls, A. J., Cullen, P. (2004) The child–parent purchase relationship: ‘pester power’, human rights and retail ethics. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. 11 75–86
  • Shoham, A., Dalakas, V. (2005) “He said, she said … they said”: parents’ and children’s assessment of children’s influence on family consumption decisions. Journal of Consumer Marketing. 22 (3) 152 -160.


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