Education and citizen science; the missing pieces in the sustainability puzzle, Science Magazine releases article as open-access

The availability of the full article in the Science Magazine is a good reason to re-blog this post today!

Transformative learning

Front page of Science Article

Front page of Science Article

In May of 2014  ‘Science’ published a paper on the importance of creating synergies between science education and environmental education with the support of Citizen Science. The article, which I co-authored with Justin Dillon, Bob Stevenson and Michael Brody, is based on the trends emerging from the International Handbook of Environmental Education Research (Stevenson et al, 2013)*. The article has now been made available as open-access and can be obtained at: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6184/583.full.pdf or by clicking: ScienceWalsetall2014.

There are a number of lessons to be drawn from the article but essentially we emphasize the importance of: Connecting biophilia and videophilia: that is, study ways in which ever-present technologies and cyberspaces can be used to help people (re)gain a deeper and more empathetic contact with each other and with the world (presently these technologies and spaces tend to lead to the exact opposite). Creating…

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