Exploring Social Learning through Upstream Engagement in Science and Technology

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    Abstract

    This discussion paper deliberates on how the concept of social learning can be used for evaluating upstream engagement initiatives in science and technology.  The paper briefly introduces to the concept of upstream engagement and a concrete case, the UK Citizen Science for Sustainability project (SuScit), as an outset for discussing how the concept of social learning can be used for analysing and understanding relations between citizen participation, Science and research, and sustainability. A number of relevant research questions and methodological considerations are distilled as an inspiration for further discussion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2008
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventAction Research: Social Innovation and Societal Change - Roskilde, Denmark
    Duration: 6 Nov 20087 Nov 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceAction Research: Social Innovation and Societal Change
    CountryDenmark
    CityRoskilde
    Period06/11/200807/11/2008

    Keywords

    • Social learning
    • Action Research
    • Upstream engagement
    • Public participation

    Cite this

    Mortensen, J. E. (2008). Exploring Social Learning through Upstream Engagement in Science and Technology. Paper presented at Action Research: Social Innovation and Societal Change, Roskilde, Denmark.