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ERIC Number: EJ881752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
Participatory Methods and Reflective Practice Applied to Research in Education for Sustainability
Gayford, Chris
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v8 n1 p129-142 2003
This article describes research with schoolteachers using participatory methods and reflective practice. These approaches have been used to enable teachers to establish their practice needs in relation to education for sustainability (EfS) and also maintain the integrity of their subject disciplines. The participatory methods are derived from various sources used in different contexts, but have the purpose of being empowering and democratic. The intention is to develop knowledge and action that is directly useful to the participating group through a process of collective self-enquiry, where reflection helps to focus on the learning process rather than the outcomes. The ways that these methods have been applied, their derivation from other fields of research, their strengths, as well as the problems encountered when applying them, are discussed. (Contains 1 note.)
Lakehead University and Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. Lakehead University Faculty of Education, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom