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

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

By: Bjarne Bruun Jensen (editor), Venka Simovska (editor), Alan Reid (editor), Jutta Nikel (editor)Hardback

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This ground-breaking collection brings together a diverse range of perspectives on the philosophy, design and experience of participatory approaches within education and the environment, health and sustainability. Its 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. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students with interests in learning, research and key concepts in environmental education, health education, and education for sustainable development, and professionals and practitioners engaged in planning and evaluation.

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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, technologies and learning, and qualitative research approaches. His research interests focus on teachers' thinking and practice in environmental education, and policy-related and philosophical issues in environmental education theory and practice. Bjarne Bruun Jensen is Professor in the Department of Curriculum Research at the Danish University of Education and directs the Research Programme on Environmental and Health Education. His research interests are in action-oriented health and environmental education; pupils' concepts of health, inequality in health and action for health, and children as catalysts of social change. He is member of the editorial board of Environmental Education Research and Health Promotion International, and National Coordinator for the Danish network of health promoting schools. He also works as a consultant for WHO within the fields of Health Education and Health Promoting Schools. Jutta Nikel is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, at the University of Bath. Her research interests focus on empirical and theoretical research regarding environmental education and education for sustainable development, and teachers' thinking and practice in these areas. Her recent work for the Royal Academy of Engineering focused on how sustainability issues are integrated into undergraduate engineering education. Her current work examines the contribution of Education for Sustainable Development for improving quality in education in low income countries Venka Simovska, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Health Education and Health Promotion at the Department of Curriculum Research at the Danish University of Education, and a member of the Research Programme for Environmental and Health Education. She is an academic coordinator of one of the modules of the Masters programme in health education and health promotion, and she teaches and supervises masters and doctoral students. Venka has extensive experience in research related to school-based projects, including the European Network of Health Promoting Schools. Her research interests revolve around issues relating to health, young people and teaching/learning processes in the area of health education and promotion. In particular, her research focuses on student participation and empowerment in learning.


Preface Contributors 1. Introduction Alan Reid, Bjarne B. Jensen, Jutta Nikel, Venka Simovska 2. Stepping back from 'the ladder': reflections on a model of participatory work with children Roger A. Hart 3. Differentiating and evaluating conceptions and examples of participation in environment-related learning Alan Reid and Jutta Nikel 4. Learning in and as participation: a case study from health promoting schools Venka Simovska 5. Environmental learning and categories of interest: exploring modes of participation in a conservation NGO William Scott and Stephen Gough 6. Participation and the ecology of environmental awareness and action Louise Chawla 7. Participation, situated culture and practical reason and situated culture Heila Lotz-Sisitka and Rob O'Donoghue 8. From practice to theory: participation as learning in the context of sustainable development projects Paul Vare 9. Participation and sustainable development: the role and challenges of mediating agents Jeppe. Laessoe 10. Mental ownership and participation for innovation in environmental education and education for sustainable development Soren Breiting 11. Participation, education and democracy: implications for environmental education, health education, and education for sustainable development Karsten Schnack 12. What comes before participation? Searching for meaning in teachers' constructions of participatory learning in environmental education Paul Hart 13. Participatory pedagogy in environmental education: reproduction or disruption? Mary J. Barrett 14. Elusive participation: methodological challenges in researching teaching andparticipatory learning in environmental education Paul Hart 15. Student participation in school ground greening initiatives in Canada: reflections on research design decisions and key findings Janet E. Dyment 16. Researching participation using critical discourse analysis Debbie Heck 17. Youth participation in local environmental action: an avenue for science and civic learning? Tania M. Schusler and Marianne E. Krasny 18. A clash of worlds: children talking about their community experience in relation to the school curriculum Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking 19. Sustainable education, whole school approaches and communities of action Tony Shallcross and JohnRobinson 20. School councils as an arena for pupils' participation in collaborative environmental education projects Monica Carlsson and Dawn Sanders

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/10/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781402064159
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 366
  • ID: 9781402064159
  • weight: 744
  • ISBN10: 1402064152

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