A role for nature-based citizen science in promoting individual and collective climate change action? A systematic review of learning outcomes

Groulx, Mark, Brisbois, Marie Claire, Lemieux, Christopher J, Winegardner, Amanda and Fishback, LeeAnn (2017) A role for nature-based citizen science in promoting individual and collective climate change action? A systematic review of learning outcomes. Science Communication, 39 (1). pp. 45-76. ISSN 1075-5470

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Abstract

As a model of communication and engagement, citizen science has the potential to promote individual and collective climate change action. This article systematically reviewed literature that jointly addressed climate change and nature-based citizen science and identified 23 reported learning outcomes. Overall, evidence related to learning outcomes was limited across reviewed studies, but documentation of outcomes that are directly relevant to collective climate action was particularly scarce. Findings suggest more research examining citizen science from a collective climate action perspective is needed. To support future research efforts, results link the 23 revealed learning outcomes to two potential evaluation frameworks.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: citizen science, climate change, collective action, evaluation, transformative learning
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Marie Brisbois
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 10:08
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 14:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82278

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