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Participation and Learning: Perspectives on Education and the Environment, Health and Sustainability

EditorAlan Reid

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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This ground-breaking collection brings together a range of perspectives on the philosophy, design and experience of participatory approaches within education and the environment, health and sustainability. Chapters address participatory work with children, youth and adults in both formal and non-formal settings. Authors combine reflections on experience, models and case studies of participatory education with commentary on key debates and issues.
Alan Reid is a Senior Lecturer in Education and member of the Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, University of Bath. He is the editor of Environmental Education Research, and co-ordinates doctoral programmes in research methods in education and management, and teaches on Masters programmes in environmental education,...
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Title:Participation and Learning: Perspectives on Education and the Environment, Health and SustainabilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048176336

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Table of Contents

PrefaceContributors1. Introduction Alan Reid, Bjarne B. Jensen, Jutta Nikel, Venka Simovska2. Stepping back from "the ladder": reflections on a model of participatory work with childrenRoger A. Hart3. Differentiating and evaluating conceptions and examples of participation in environment-related learningAlan Reid and Jutta Nikel4. Learning in and as participation: a case study from health promoting schoolsVenka Simovska5. Environmental learning and categories of interest: exploring modes of participation in a conservation NGOWilliam Scott and Stephen Gough6. Participation and the ecology of environmental awareness and actionLouise Chawla7. Participation, situated culture and practical reason and situated cultureHeila Lotz-Sisitka and Rob O'Donoghue8. From practice to theory: participation as learning in the context of sustainable development projectsPaul Vare9. Participation and sustainable development: the role and challenges of mediating agentsJeppe. Læssøe10. Mental ownership and participation for innovation in environmental education and education for sustainable developmentSøren Breiting11. Participation, education and democracy: implications for environmental education, health education, and education for sustainable developmentKarsten Schnack12. What comes before participation? Searching for meaning in teachers' constructions of participatory learning in environmental educationPaul Hart13. Participatory pedagogy in environmental education: reproduction or disruption?Mary J. Barrett14. Elusive participation: methodological challenges in researching teaching and participatory learning in environmental educationPaul Hart15. Student participation in school ground greening initiatives in Canada: reflections on research design decisions and key findingsJanet E. Dyment16. Researching participation using critical discourse analysisDebbie Heck17. Youth participation in local environmental action: an avenue for science and civic learning? Tania M. Schusler and Marianne E. Krasny18. A clash of worlds: children talking about their community experience in relation to the school curriculumRobert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking19. Sustainable education, whole school approaches and communities of actionTony Shallcross and JohnRobinson20. School councils as an arena for pupils' participation in collaborative environmental education projectsMonica Carlsson and Dawn Sanders

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FROM THE REVIEWS"This is a welcome addition to the literature related to the development of effectivelearning in non-traditional contexts, and is put together by an impressive range ofcontributors from four continents. And whilst it does offer a wide range of perspectiveson participatory learning in a variety of curriculum areas, these perspectives arepredominantly theoretical and research-based. They testify to an effective and ongoingcollaboration between academics from different backgrounds and disciplines,which makes for a comprehensive survey of the concepts from different perspectives.", Alan Peacock, University of Exeter, UK. Environmental Education Research, Vol. 16, No. 2, Month 2010, 1-2 ---------"This book is of true relevance to teachers, non-governmental organizations and researchers interested in knowing what participation can look like in various contexts where the voices' of the young are favored. " Cecilia Lundholm, Stockholm University. Children, Youth and Environments, Vol. 19 No. 1, 2009 ----------"The book is masterfully organised in a way that scaffolds the reader through a tangle of sometimes conflicting and competing debates played out in different settings with diverse players engaged in attaining a variaty of goals. For some readers the book will be a starting point toward understanding participation learning. For others, the book will serve as a tool for debate and reflection on a crowded playing field with players representing different agendas, some of them hidden. Although the editors ask readers to step outside of their individual bias, some will choose not to. Perhaps some will even us it as a way to sell their particular viewpoints. Others, however, will be compelled to reflect on themselves as participants in learning, and through their experience with this book they will develop an open-mindedness toward honest and careful consideration of what effective participation learning should encompass." Marie Cheak, Western Illinois University, The Journal of Environmental Education, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2008 ----------