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ERIC Number: EJ881790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
Capacity Building for School Gardening: A Swedish Case Study
Akerblom, Petter
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v10 n1 p273-285 2005
This article reflects on experiences from Swedish research on school gardening and greening school grounds. A process-orientated case study in two Swedish cities is discussed, based on future workshops as a platform for situated capacity building in interaction between stakeholders in the in-school context and stakeholders from outside the local school, such as school ground planners and school ground administrators. The case study indicates that using the future workshop as a research method is a way to involve the stakeholders as subjects in the production of new knowledge, which means a collaborative production of both articulated and tacit knowledge. The case study shows that new approaches to school ground management could help a school make its outdoor environment more suitable for educational purposes, including gardening. (Contains 2 notes.)
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 - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden