Informal and Nonformal Adult Learning in the Coal Seam Gas Protests: Mobilizing Practices and Building an Environmental Justice Movement for Change

Ollis, Tracey 2021, Informal and Nonformal Adult Learning in the Coal Seam Gas Protests: Mobilizing Practices and Building an Environmental Justice Movement for Change, Adult Education Quarterly, pp. 1-20, doi: 10.1177/07417136211005370.

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Title Informal and Nonformal Adult Learning in the Coal Seam Gas Protests: Mobilizing Practices and Building an Environmental Justice Movement for Change
Author(s) Ollis, TraceyORCID iD for Ollis, Tracey orcid.org/0000-0003-4801-0454
Journal name Adult Education Quarterly
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2021-04-03
ISSN 0741-7136
1552-3047
Keyword(s) adult learning
Bourdieu
coal seam gas
Education & Educational Research
environmental education
informal learning
social movement learning
Social Sciences
social moment learning
coal seam gas protests
critical theory
Summary This case study research examines informal adult learning in the Lock the Gate Alliance, a campaign against mining for coal seam gas in Central Gippsland, Australia. In the field of the campaign, circumstantial activists learn to think critically about the environment, they learn informally and incidentally, through socialization with experienced activists from and through nonformal workshops provided by the Environmental Nongovernment Organization Friends of the Earth. This article uses Bourdieu’s “theory of practice,” to explore the mobilization of activists within the Lock the Gate Alliance field and the practices which generate knowledge and facilitate adult learning. These practices have enabled a diverse movement to educate the public and citizenry about the serious threat fracking poses to the environment, to their land and water supply. The movements successful practices have won a landmark moratorium on fracking for coal seam gas in the State of Victoria.
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Language eng
DOI 10.1177/07417136211005370
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1301 Education Systems
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30149466

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