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Title: Citizen science, engagement and transformative learning: a study of the co-construction of a neuroscience research project in Catalonia
Author: Ruiz Mallen, Isabel
Riboli Sasco, Livio
Ribrault, Claire
Heras López, Maria
Laguna, Daniel
Perié, Leïla
Keywords: public engagement
science education
scientific citizenship
transformative learning
young people
Issue Date: 12-Jul-2016
Publisher: Science communication
Citation: Ruiz, I.; Riboli-Sasco, L.; Ribrault, C.;Heras, M.; Laguna, D.; Perié, L. (2016).Citizen science, engagement and transformative learning: a study of the co-construction of a neuroscience research in Catalonia.
Abstract: Citizen science can raise people¿s understanding of science while helping scientists to conduct their research. Yet, its potential for driving transformative learning is empirically underexplored. We present the results of focus groups and participant observation with secondary-school students engaged in the first three years of a citizen science project, from the formulation of the research questions to data analysis and discussion. Students learnt about and increased their interest in neuroscience. They were also able to reflect on the role of science for society and valued their involvement as active participants in the research. We discuss the opportunities and challenges of approaching citizen science for transformative learning.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/54784
ISSN: 1552-8545MIAR
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