Community-based environmental monitoring goes to school: translations, detours and escapes

Lynch, Julianne, Eilam, Efrat, Fluker, Martin and Augar, Naomi 2017, Community-based environmental monitoring goes to school: translations, detours and escapes, Environmental education research, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 708-721, doi: 10.1080/13504622.2016.1182626.

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Title Community-based environmental monitoring goes to school: translations, detours and escapes
Author(s) Lynch, JulianneORCID iD for Lynch, Julianne
Eilam, Efrat
Fluker, Martin
Augar, Naomi
Journal name Environmental education research
Volume number 23
Issue number 5
Start page 708
End page 721
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 1469-5871
Keyword(s) environmental monitoring
actor-network theory
place-based education
community partnerships
Summary Community-school partnerships are an established practice within environmental science education, where a focus on how local phenomena articulate with broader environmental issues and concerns brings potential benefits for schools, community organisations and local communities. This paper contributes to our understanding of such educational practices by tracing of the diverse socio-material flows that constitute a community environmental monitoring project, where Australian school students became investigators of and advocates for particular sites in their neighbourhood. The theoretical resources of Actor-Network Theory are drawn upon to describe how the project—as conceptualised by its initiators—was enacted as both human and non-human actors sought to progress their own agendas thus translating the concept-project into multiple project realities. We conclude by identifying implications for sustaining educational innovations of this kind.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13504622.2016.1182626
Field of Research 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
0502 Environmental Science And Management
Socio Economic Objective 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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