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Engaged in Learning - the Consensus Conference Model as a Pedagogy for Climate Change


Warr, K, Engaged in Learning - the Consensus Conference Model as a Pedagogy for Climate Change, Pedagogy of Climate Change, The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Simon K Haslett, Derek France and Sharon Gedye (ed), Plymouth, pp. 62-77. ISBN 978-1-84102-273-4 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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The climate change debate is influenced by the myriad of values, interests and citizen understandings underpinning this complex topic.This chapter explores how participative democracy initiatives can move beyond seeking public opinion to become tools for community education, involving everyday citizens in authentic deliberation around topics such as climate change. Through an exploration of Australia’s second consensus conference on sea level rise in the Asia Pacific, this chapter investigates the opportunity for one method of participative democracy - the consensus conference - to provide an interdisciplinary, deliberative learning forum to engage everyday citizens in interdisciplinary research and dialogue with a range of experts. The consensus conference model is discussed as a potential pedagogy for climate change education at the community level. The chapter highlights how community deliberation based on personal stories and developing individual understandings can inspire innovative and multi-faceted solutions that respond, and contribute to, the climate change debate.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Warr, K (Ms Kristin Warr)
ID Code:75810
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2012-02-16
Last Modified:2012-02-29

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