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Title: Citizen science. Toward transformative learning
Author: Ruiz-Mallén, Isabel  
Riboli Sasco, Livio
Ribrault, Claire
Heras, Maria  
Laguna, Daniel
Perié, Leïla
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Atelier des Jours à Venir
Institut Públic Lluís de Requesens
Citation: Ruiz-Mallen, I., Riboli Sasco, L., Ribrault, C., Heras, M., Laguna, D. & Perié, L. (2016). Citizen Science: Toward transformative learning. Science Communication, 38(4), 523-534. doi: 10.1177/1075547016642241
Abstract: Citizen science can raise people's understanding of science while helping scientists conduct their research. Yet its potential for driving transformative learning is empirically underexplored. We present the results of a preliminary study with secondary school students engaged in a long-term 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.
Keywords: public engagement
science education
scientific citizenship
transformative learning
young people
DOI: 10.1177/1075547016642241
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2016
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