A Role for Nature-Based Citizen Science in Promoting Individual and Collective Climate Change Action? A Systematic Review of Learning Outcomes.

TitleA Role for Nature-Based Citizen Science in Promoting Individual and Collective Climate Change Action? A Systematic Review of Learning Outcomes.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGroulx, M, Brisbois, MClaire, Lemieux, CJ, Winegardner, A, Fishback, LA
JournalScience Communication
Volume39
Issue1
Pagination45 - 76
Date Published2017/02//
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15528545
KeywordsCitizen , Climate , collective , Evaluation , TRANSFORMATIVE
AbstractAs 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.
NotesAccession Number: 121560053; Groulx, Mark 1; Email Address: mark.groulx@unbc.ca Brisbois, Marie Claire 2 Lemieux, Christopher J. 3 Winegardner, Amanda 4 Fishback, LeeAnn 5; Affiliation: 1: University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada 2: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 3: Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 4: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 5: Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada; Source Info: Feb2017, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p45; Author-Supplied Keyword: citizen science; Author-Supplied Keyword: climate change; Author-Supplied Keyword: collective action; Author-Supplied Keyword: evaluation; Author-Supplied Keyword: transformative learning; Number of Pages: 32p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 11495
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