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Biocultural learning - beyond ecological knowledge transfer

Garavito Bermudez, Diana (2020). Biocultural learning - beyond ecological knowledge transfer. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 63 , 1791-1810
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Education sciences research has showed that learning is a complex interaction between individuals and their surrounding world. The simplification of learning complexity has been commonly assumed in local and traditional ecological knowledge (LEK/TEK) research. Based on a modern learning theory, this article describes learning complexity behind the LEK/TEK held by fishers and farmers in Sweden. It leads to the introduction of the concept of biocultural learning that contributes to this field by giving details to this complexity. From a biographic approach, this research combines case studies, in-depth biographical narrative interviews, participant observations and the analysis of personal blogs and family pictures as data collection methods. This combination reveals the interconnection between professional knowledge about nature, identity construction and emotional bonds to nature. This article highlights the value of giving professional status to LEK/TEK and discusses the need to promote and strengthen biocultural learning in different society sectors.

Authors/Creators:Garavito Bermudez, Diana
Title:Biocultural learning - beyond ecological knowledge transfer
Series Name/Journal:Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Year of publishing :2020
Page range:1791-1810
Number of Pages:20
Publisher:Informa UK Limited
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 503 Educational Sciences > Learning
Keywords:professional knowledge, workplace learning, biocultural learning, nature, LEK, TEK research
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Web of Science (WoS)000497292000001
ID Code:17258
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Swedish Biodiversity Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 Aug 2020 06:58
Metadata Last Modified:15 Jan 2021 19:21

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